The artist Ilana Pichon created a mural on the three outer facades of 435 Notre-Dame’s annex. Colorful, geometric and full of movement, she livened up this public space at the creative heart of Repentigny—a place where people gather, discover and celebrate. A meeting point for a heritage walking circuit, the mural tells the story of the Repentigny area and highlights its historical and present-day geographic particularities. Designed according to borders, geographies or unique paths, each coloured patch represents a fragment of the city’s cartography. It includes the Chemin du Roy, former beaches, the meanders and shores of the l’Assomption river, the Saint Lawrence river, the railroad, highway 40, bridges, bike paths and historic areas. Embellished with small sections of roads and little islands, each shape reveals something about the different neighbourhoods and their transformations over time.
Ilana Pichon is a multidisciplinary Canadian artist of French and Swiss heritage based in Quebec City. She holds a Master’s degree in architecture and her practice is grounded in the study of how we look at space and the structures that shape it.