Glazed terra cotta
Restored with the financial support of the ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec
This mural conveys the feeling of a stroll through the streets of Outremont by transposing the neighbourhood’s architectural elements into the métro. The arrangement of the glazed terra cotta blocks and the arching forms of the work blend perfectly with the elegant atmosphere throughout the station.
Did you know?
No fewer than 1,436 different glazes were used on the hundreds of ceramic blocks in this mural.
About the artist
Born in Iberville in 1952, Gilbert Poissant works chiefly in ceramic sculptures, installations, and murals. He has produced numerous art integration projects, notably at the Hôtel Intercontinental de Montréal.