The triptych of murals Nous Sommes Ici was created by Arno (Arnaud Grégoire) assisted by Cyril V at the Place Normandie Housing Complex in Montreal-North. The silhouettes and the characters represent all generations, particularly the young, as well as friendship, mutual aid, sports and the arts. The trees evoke the community and its roots, strength and perseverance, dreams and hopes. The map clearly identifies Montreal-North as a place of pride and multiculturism.
This project is part of an on-going partnership established in 2007 between MU and the Montreal Municipal Office of Housing. This is the first time MU works in Montreal-North. This project was developed with a dual purpose: a triptych painted by a next-generation artist (chosen by a jury after the project was publicly tendered) and a mural produced through cultural mediation by the young residents (13-17 years) of the neighbourhood Housing Complex.