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The Presses de l'Université de Montréal has just published a guidebook to contemporary architecture in Montreal; its small format fits into a pocket and entices the reader to discover, by foot or by subway, 75 projects that have shaped the contemporary face of the city.

Both a tourist guide and bibliographic resource, "Le guide de l'architecture contemporaine de Montréal" provides information that is essential for those who want to discover the city's heritage: maps of 15 sectors and boroughs including suggestions for touring routes (Plateau Mont-Royal, St. Henri / Lachine Canal / Little Burgundy, the Quartier International, etc.), along with a picture, a layout plan, a description of the project, the architect and the year of completion for each building.

Since 1981, Nancy Duton has collaborated on various projects and has organized public programs on architecture, notably university and professional programs at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA). She was also a consultant for the "QIM: a neighbourhood by design" exhibit in 2006. Nancy Duton co-wrote this guide with Helen Malkin, who has more than 20 years' experience coordinating exhibition projects and publications on architecture and the city. After working many years at the CCA, she is now a consultant in artistic and cultural management.

Georges Adamczyk (professor at the École d'architecture de l'Université de Montréal, and former director from 1999-2007) and Ricardo L. Castro (associate professor at McGill University's School of Architecture) have also contributed to this guide.