From November 7 to 9, a delegation of eight people from Saint-Michel went on a study tour to Toronto.* Their goal was to learn about the local revitalization project of the former Evergreen Brick Works and attend the Future Cities Canada Summit to present their development project for the Francon Quarry. Representatives from Centraide of Greater Montreal, the McConnell Foundation, the Ville de Montréal and the Direction régionale de santé publique (all of whom are CIP partners) went with them.
The revitalization of the brickworks was a source of inspiration for the Francon, ❤ de notre quartier and “La boîte à tout le monde” community centre projects, both of which are being led by Saint-Michel residents and supported by the CIP.
The summit brought together urban development stakeholders from all sectors to create and reinforce connections and help people work together so that they can accelerate innovation and develop inclusive, sustainable and resilient cities.
*The study tour was made possible thanks to the McConnell Foundation’s Innovation Fund as part of the CIP.