Discover the secrets of the City of Aluminum.

Plunge into Arthur Vining Davis’ bold project : Arvida. Named after its founder, Arvida is acknowledged for the quality of its architecture, urban planning and landscaping.

Exhibitions

Arvida, City of aluminum


A true social and industrial utopia, the town of Arvida is the ultimate achievement of 19th– and 20th-century urban planning theories. It is the result of decades of research on housing, living conditions and planned industrial towns. Devised by renowned urban planners and architects, Arvida was born of an exchange of influences, and the construction techniques used during the building...

Arvida, City of aluminum In the foreground are the offices of the Aluminum Company of Canada, in the background, Arvida Hospital. Source : Sir William Price Heritage Center
In the foreground are the offices of the Aluminum Company of Canada, in the background, Arvida Hospital. Source : Sir William Price Heritage Center

News

Of good omen for Arvida

Things are looking good for the recognition of Arvida as the 13th provincial protected heritage site! Members of the Conseil du patrimoine culturel du Québec have been impressed at the public hearings held last November 16th. The Sir William Price Heritage Center was present and reiterated its support for the project. For more information, please refer to the following articles...

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Downton of Arvida Source : Sir William Price Heritage Center, Gil Lemieux Collection.