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Building Our Community – Architecture


February 22, 2024
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Come enjoy our historical talk series Building our Community, where we will take a look at the past, present and, in some cases, future of the English-language community institutions that have contributed to the development of Quebec city. From our past educational institutions to our modern medical institutions and so much more, our community has a lot of history to share! Come one and all to meet our specialists and learn more about how our community evolved and came to be through its institutions.

Our Guest

David Mendel, who retired as President of Mendel Tours in 2019, studied at York University in Toronto and at the University of Paris, before moving to Quebec City in 1976. After completing a master’s thesis in Art History and undertaking doctoral studies at Laval University, he became co-founder of Mendel Tours in 1984. He is often called upon to give talks about the history of Quebec at international conferences and has given numerous tours of the city for visiting dignitaries.

A resident of Quebec’s historic district since 1976, he is very involved in preservation issues. He is President of the Foundation of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity ─ the first Anglican Cathedral to have been built outside the British Isles. He is the author of a best-selling series of guidebooks devoted to Quebec City and its surrounding region: Quebec: World Heritage City (2009); Quebec, Birthplace of New France (2012); The Seminary of Quebec, A Living Heritage (2013); Cathedral of the Holy Trinity (2015); Le Château Frontenac, in the Heart of Old Quebec (2018); and co-author, with François Tremblay and Judy Bross, of Charlevoix, a Tradition of Hospitality (2018).

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