Vanguard Fellows toured Bâtiment 7, a 90,000 square foot abandoned train repair station located in the deindustrialized and rapidly gentrifying neighbourhood of Pointe-Ste-Charles. It is being transformed into a neighbourhood-owned, multipurpose community hub. Bâtiment 7 was one of the six community partners selected for the Big Idea Challenge.
Opening ceremonies: May 31, 2017
Tom Dallessio, Next City President CEO and Publisher, kicks off the Vanguard Montreal 2017 conference at Concordia University.
Concordia's deputy provost Lisa Ostiguy welcomes the 2017 Vanguards to Montreal
and to the university during the conference's opening ceremonies.
Big Idea Challenge: June 2, 2017
Team Brique par Brique
Our panel of judges, from left to right: Next City President and CEO and Publisher Tom Dallessio; Carmela Cucuzzella, Concordia University Research Chair in Integrated Design and Sustainability for the Built Environment; Stephanie Guico, board member of Cooperatives and Mutuals Canada and management consultant; Claude Pinard , executive director of the Mirella et Lino Saputo Foundation; and George Stamatis is co-founder of Trendr and a senior advisor for the Hope for Children UNCRC Policy Center.
Our host for the evening – Andy Nulman
Next City President and CEO and publisher Tom Dallessio
The team from the Montreal Urban Aboriginal Health Centre received $2,000 for their proposal.
Brique par Brique received $3,000 for its proposal
Montreal Urban Aboriginal Health Centre received $2,000 for its proposal
Team member from the NDG Food Depot makes a pitch.
Team members from the Montreal Urban Aboriginal Health Centre
Team members from the Tyndale-St-George (Mobile Tyndale Lab)
Interim VP of Research and Graduate Studies Justin Powlowski addressed the audience.
Bâtiment 7 won the competition and was awarded $7,000 for its proposal.