Habitat 67 Stamp
Photo credit: Times Colonist

Montreal: Canada Post and renowned architect Moshe Safdie have unveiled a stamp depicting the city’s famous Habitat 67 housing complex to celebrate the 150th year of Confederation.

Safdie presented the commemorative stamp today inside the Habitat building he designed for Montreal’s Expo 67, which had its opening ceremony 50 years ago today.

The stamp is the first of 10 that Canada Post is unveiling to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the country’s founding.

Safdie designed the Habitat 67 complex for his master’s thesis in architecture at McGill University and the structure was built as a pavilion for the exhibition.

Habitat is now a coveted housing co-op located on Cite du Havre, a man-made peninsula attached to the island of Montreal that juts out into the St. Lawrence River.

The Israeli-Canadian architect went on to have an illustrious career and designed structures around the world including Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay Sands.

Montreal’s six-month fair in 1967 attracted roughly 50 million people to city, showcased Canadian innovation and featured pavilions from 62 countries.

Canada Post is scheduled to release the next stamp in its commemorative collection on May 3 in Ottawa.

The Canadian Press