Centre de services scolaire de Montréal
The Commission scolaire de Montréal is the largest school board in Québec. Covering the heart of the metropolitan area, it moves with the rhythms of the city and its challenges. School board facilities include 210 school and administrative buildings. In 2000 it launched a research project with the École d’architecture de l’Université de Montréal to document and publicize its architectural heritage. Results include an architectural heritage inventory, heritage studies, and publications including a renovation guide focusing on conservation.
In 2011, a focus on public art led to surveys and studies of its artwork, both exterior and interior. The collection continues to grow. It is important that these pieces become better known because they present the evolution of visual arts of various types and help enrich many dimensions of cultural life in the school setting.