The Nourrir le quartier, nourrir la ville exhibition, on display from May 18, 2017 until February 4, 2018, proved extremely popular with the public. Thanks to a new permanent space, visitors to the Écomusée du fier monde can now continue to discover various aspects of the history of food in the Centre-Sud. The unique content can be explored through three interactive digital modules accompanied by archive photos.


Photo : Florentine Duchange, Écomusée du fier monde

The first installation, Confitures et marinades Raymond, presents the history of Alphonse Raymond Ltée, the well-known food processing company, as well as the development of its industrial complex.

Des usines pour nourrir la ville offers a digital map that charts the evolution of food processing locations in the Centre-Sud at four points in time between the 1890s and the 1980s.


Photo : Daphnée Bouchard, Écomusée du fier monde

Des commerces pour nourrir le quartier follows the development of small grocery stores in the Faubourg à m’lasse sector between the Second World War and the demolitions that precede the construction of Radio-Canada.     


These digital tools are the results of a collaboration between the Écomusée du fier monde and university researchers united through the Partenariat de recherche Montréal, plaque tournante des échanges : histoire, patrimoine, devenir du Laboratoire d’histoire et de patrimoine de Montréal (UQAM).