The Centre-Sud district is a former working-class district. Some of the large factories that were established there between 1850 and 1950 gave rhythm to the life and daily life of Montrealers. Some of them continue to do so today with their products, even though the factories have now been relocated or rehabilitated into housing. The many factories, now transformed into homes, are remnants of this bygone era. Mural art, intimately linked to urban architecture, is an ideal medium for highlighting founding historical elements in the public space and thus participating in the transmission of our collective history.
With this transmission objective in mind, MU was mandated by the Borough of Ville-Marie to create a mural representing the main manufacturing sectors of the area, and thus to create an intertemporal connection between the youth of 1950 and those of 2021. The work will punctuate the revitalization of the district and bear witness to its working-class past. The production of canned goods, particularly candy, is intimately linked to the popular history and culinary traditions of the area.