Montreal Metro Cars – The idea was ambitious at first, but Frédéric and Étienne Morin-Bordeleau had a vision – to reuse retired Montreal metro cars that are being replaced by the new Azur models. The brothers and entrepreneurs came up with the proposal in 2016 and have now have partnered with the Sud-Ouest borough to build an art exhibition space and café with the old cars. They call it Project MR-63.
A pilot project this summer will see four of the cars integrated into a space near the Lachine Canal. It will have a temporary art gallery, snack counter, recording studio, design showcase and will also host concerts, conferences and public events – all towards a larger, permanent community space involving the transformation of eight of the cars into a multi-level sculpture functioning as an art gallery, community space and cafe/bar featuring local products and vendors.
Original published: 2018-03-01 16:57:38 Read the full Montreal News here
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