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How it all began

Living Connections:
A lighting signature for the Jacques Cartier Bridge

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The Jacques Cartier Bridge is an emblem of the Greater Montreal area because of its history and architecture. Living Connections is a unique interactive lighting concept that, for years to come, will be activated in real time by the seasons and the energy of the city. This ambitious, innovative new luminous signature is a tribute to an iconic feature of Montreal’s urban landscape.

The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated is proud to lend its expertise to the illumination of the Jacques Cartier Bridge, a key project for the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation and the 375th anniversary of Montreal. This project strike the imagination and bring people together while showcasing the city’s incredible heritage.

July 30, 2015 – Announcement of the Jacques Cartier Bridge Illumination Project

 

To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary and Montreal’s 375th anniversary in 2017, the Government of Canada announces a large-scale interactive light project for the Jacques Cartier Bridge. This major project will become a cultural legacy that enhances the city’s urban heritage.

The artistic concept was created by MOMENT FACTORY in collaboration with 6 Montreal multimedia and lighting studios:

Ambiances Design Productions, ATOMIC3, Éclairage Public / Ombrages, Lucion Média, Réalisations and UDO Design

May 17, 2017 – Inaugural Show 

 

For Canada’s 150th anniversary and Montreal’s 375th anniversary in 2017, JCCBI invites the public to come see the very first illumination show on the Jacques Cartier Bridge. Overall, 400,000 spectators come to admire the bridge in its full colourful glory!

Montrealers were also treated to a replay of the inaugural light show on June 25.

July 1, 2017 – Festive illumination of the Jacques Cartier Bridge to honour Canada’s 150th anniversary.

 

This event is included in the annual chromatic calendar for the illumination of the Jacques Cartier Bridge.

December 31, 2017 – Festive illumination of the Jacques Cartier Bridge to celebrate the New Year

 

This event is included in the annual chromatic calendar for the illumination of the Jacques Cartier Bridge.