This is a guest post by McGuigan Pepin real estate broker Reggie Robbins.
I have always loved Art Deco architecture and, after my recent listing and sale of 178 & 180 Willowdale by Charles Grenier (in the heart of some of Outremont’s best art deco), I am intent on learning more about it. The Art Deco Society of Montreal is a bilingual, non profit organization formed to foster awareness and appreciation of this period and to preserve the many precious arts from this era. Montreal ranks in the top ten cities in the world for its Art Deco architecture.
I joined the Art Deco Society of Montreal and thoroughly enjoyed the first guided walking tour in Outremont October 5th – didn’t hurt that it was the most glorious autumn evening! We started at the Parklane, 1360 Bernard West, followed by some fine examples of art deco on that commercial strip. A group of about twenty splits into an English and a French tour…great people who dine together after the walk at one of many nearby restaurants. The next tour is October 26th and centers around the Willowdale,Vincent D’Indy, U of M area. We plan on exploring the Outremont Theatre as well. Visit the artdecomontreal.com website for info on upcoming events, how to become a member etc. A membership at $35 (single) and $60 (family) entitles you to half price on the tours (which are only $10). Get to know more of this great city!