Photojournal: Montreal-North Inaugurates La Vélocité des lieux

Velocité. Montreal NOrd. Photo Lily Huynh. Velocité. Montreal NOrd. Photo Lily Huynh.

Photos Lily Huynh

Pie-IX and Henri-Bourassa, the site of twisting and turning confusion for motorists until recently. On September 19, the people of Montreal-North reclaimed the streets for their inaugural outdoor festival celebrating the completion of La Vélocité des lieux. An on-site sculpture by the contemporary art trio BLG, La Vélocité des lieux marks the entrance to the city on its 100th anniversary. To celebrate, the city organized games, a market-place and a community picnic. Although the weather didn’t cooperate, the drizzle didn’t stop the live music, live painting or family fun.

We too braved the light rain to celebrate with Montreal-North, here are some pictures of the festivities:

Kids painting on a canvas placed on the ground. Photo Lily Huynh

Kids painting on a canvas placed on the ground. Photo Lily Huynh

 

Natalie Choquette et son spectacle familial La Diva Malbouffa. Photo LIly Huynh

Natalie Choquette et son spectacle familial La Diva Malbouffa. Photo Lily Huynh

 

Car wash transformed for the event into a drink counter. Montreal North. Photo Lily Huynh

Car wash transformed for the event into a drink counter. Montreal North. Photo Lily Huynh

 

Market that was open during the day. In the late afternoon it was used as a shelter from the rain. Photo Lily Huynh. Montreal Nord.

Market that was open during the day. In the late afternoon it was used as a shelter from the rain. Photo Lily Huynh. Montreal Nord.

 

Montreal Nord. Velocité. Photo Lily Huynh.

Montreal Nord. Velocité. Photo Lily Huynh.

 

kids who brave the rain to play. Photo LIly Huynh. Velocité

kids who brave the rain to play. Photo Lily Huynh. Velocité

 

kids who admire the painting. Photo Lily Huynh. Montreal Nord.

kids who admire the painting. Photo Lily Huynh. Montreal Nord.

 

host who grew up in Montreal-Nord is hosting the evening. Photo Lily Huynh. MOntreal Nord.

host who grew up in Montreal-Nord is hosting the evening. Photo Lily Huynh. Montreal Nord.

 

Velocité. Montreal NOrd. Photo Lily Huynh.

Velocité. Montreal Nord. Photo Lily Huynh.

 

Kids who are dancing at the music playing. Velocité. Montreal NOrd. Photo Lily Huynh.

Kids who are dancing at the music playing. Velocité. Montreal NOrd. Photo Lily Huynh.

 

 Velocité. Montreal Nord. Photo Lily Huynh.

Velocité. Montreal Nord. Photo Lily Huynh.

 

 Velocité. Montreal Nord. Photo Lily Huynh.

Velocité. Montreal Nord. Photo Lily Huynh.

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