To be held both online and in person, the Olmsted and Mount Royal Park, Past and Present conference will examine the ways in which Frederick Law Olmsted’s forward-looking, democratic vision still guides us in our efforts to create safe, inclusive public parks that play a key role in supporting the health and resilience of individuals and communities. The event will also focus on Olmsted’s masterwork in Montreal, Mount Royal Park. Lastly, the conference will give us the opportunity to highlight the importance of aspiring to the highest standards of recognition and protection of Mount Royal, and to reiterate the community’s long-standing commitment to secure UNESCO recognition for Mount Royal as a World Heritage Site.

Guest speakers: Patricia M. O’Donnell, FASLA, AICP, F. US/ICOMOS, landscape architect and urban planner specializing in heritage protection and founder of Heritage Landscapes, LLC, and Daniel Chartier, landscape architect who dedicated his career to the development of Mount Royal Park.

This program will be interpreted simultaneously in English and French.