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.
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.
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).