Omnipac building

The Omnipac building, the structure at the corner of Van Horne and Parc, was demolished at the end of 2014 after having been left abandoned for many years. There were plans to turn it into an office building, but it appears those plans were scrapped as the lot is still empty many years after demolition.

After it was closed a long time ago, the 4-storey (plus basement and rooftop) building became the playground of graffiti writers. Fences were put up around it, but getting inside was never really difficult. Hence, over the years, Montreal graffiti artists have left their marks on its walls and columns.

A selection of pieces from the building’s last five years can be viewed in the gallery below, but hundreds more can be found through Google/Images with keywords ‘Omnipac’ and ‘graffiti’.

Vers la fin de 2014 l’Omnipac, l’édifice situé au coin de la rue Van Horne et de l’avenue du Parc, a été démoli après avoir été laissé à l’abandon pendant plusieurs années. L’édifice devait être rénové pour en faire des bureaux, mais ces plans ont dus être abandonnés puisqu’il a complètement été démoli à la fin de l’automne 2014 et le site est toujours vacant plusieurs années plus tard.

Après sa fermeture, les quatre étages (plus le sous-sol et le toit) de l’Omnipac sont rapidement devenus le terrain de jeu des graffeurs. Des clotures ont été érigées tout autour de l’édifice pour en décourager l’accès, mais ceci n’a jamais arrêté les graffeurs de Montréal d’y laisser leur marque sur les murs et colonnes de béton.

Une sélection de pièces produites au cours des cinq dernières années de l’édifice est présentée dans la gallerie-photo ci-dessous, mais des centaines peuvent être trouvées via Google/Images avec les mots-clés ‘Omnipac’ et ‘graffiti’.


The building at its most decrepit, in the summer of 2014.

The beginning of demolition, autumn 2014.

After demolition, December 2014.

Inside looking out looking in.

At the top: Kor from HoarKor aka HRKR. Photo © HoarKor.

Lyfer representing the 203 Crew.

Skizo

Miow

The continuity of the Miow piece above.

Unidentified artist.

Racks

Habit

SBU One on the roof.

A blog post on the making of this piece by Stela was published at Citizen Erased. Photo © Kathryn Luna.

See above. Nothing lasts forever. Work over Stela’s is by Hary.

Pieces by More, House and Kidrok.

Throw by Seven over a piece by an unidentified artist.

Painted floor piece by Swarm. Photo © Swarm.

Painted piece by Swarm. Photo © Swarm.

Two painted pieces by Swarm. Photo © Swarm.

Graffiti by Curse and a bit of tagging.

Unidentified artist.

Unidentified artist.

Pnda

Installation made of gold-painted used spraycans, by Crack.

Mr Chose aka Easytha3rd aka Easytrois.

Unidentified artist on the outside wall.


The following 7 photos were nicked from the MTLgraff blog. Photos © Kris Murray 2010. Click on latter link for many many more.

Omen

Koal

Nixon

Nixon

Stela

Stela

Hirok

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