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ClementRSedona 


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UrbexMalt 2019 - THE North American UE Meet
< on 8/11/2019 6:56 AM >
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Hi everyone!

It's my pleasure to invite you to the 8th edition of UrbexMalt, the biggest annual urban exploration meetup in America held in Montréal!

For more information on how and when attend, please send me a PM.

Hope new and older users from here can come!
There is already a good amount of people from here including Av that came that can give their impression of their experience.


Featuring:

- 2 Fireplace
- Crew shot
- UM 2019 stickers
- Multiple rooms on three floors
(entrance, 5 exhibition rooms, main reception room)
- Photo exhibition of 450+ pictures
- Exhibition of artefacts & documents
- BBQ, hot-dogs, chips, sausage, marshmallows, soft drinks etc
- Fire breathing demonstration
- Cinema room
- Music/DJ
- Lighting from the original plant lights
- Smoke effects
- Guestbook
- A working bathroom
- Hundreds of explorers!



What is UrbexMalt?

It is a vision, the will to make something great for the community of explorers, have a moment and a place to be together at least once a year to break the internet barrier and social media dramas.

It's challenges, technical, emotionnal, physical.

At the beginning i would never even imagine being where i am with this today, it's just incredible what you can accomplish when you have a passion for something!

Over the years the vision was to always add something new to see and create new spaces and features.
Push boundaries, make possible what seems impossible.

With the help of my friend Deconstruckt and others friends we made this vision came to life. It was and still is an hardcore venture playing the cat and mouse game with the owner and welders, have it underground and illegal and hidden in plain sight.

I would need months to explain everything we did and the thousand of hours spent there and the hundreds of stories attach to it.

You will be able to see a little bit from the pictures and videos ill post down there.



Where the UrbexMalt tradition began?

In 2012, following a series of small but successful meets at the Canada Malting Plant since 2010, a dozen explorers gathered on a faithful night that later became known as "UrbexMalt, 1st edition".

Things started out small, with a handful of makeshift wooden benches and a small bonfire in the inner courtyard of the complex.
This is when the organizers ClementRSedona and Deconstrukt vowed to organize a better, bigger event on an annual basis: This is how UrbexMalt was born!









UM 2013

On the second edition of UrbexMalt, in 2013, much more effort was put into the realization of the meet:
Cleaning the rubble in the courtyard to make it easier and safer to walk, building a better campfire, and more benches.

That year, the "suit-up" dress code was implemented as to contrast with the all-around dereliction of the Canada Malting Plant and usual exploring clothing.

Around 30 explorers from all around the Québec province attended the event.
There was fire-spitting, fireworks, a barbecue, and of course the famous group shot that became mandatory for each subsequent edition.










UM 2014

2014 was the year we decided to do the meet inside for the first time.
Since we were losing the fireplace, we built one inside along with a tall chimney.

Over 80 people attended this edition.

For the first time in 30 years, electricity was running again in the plant's original conduits and wiring, feeding the old lights and giving back the rooms a taste of their original condition.

A fireplace, music DJ, photo exhibition with more than 120 photos, benches, tables, comfy couches, hundreds of candles, barbecue, red and golden carpets were some of the features on display.



Here is a video of some of the work and a part of the meet.















UM 2015

On this 4th edition, a record 110 guests showed up for the evening.

2015 was the Canada Malting's 110th birthday, and we were back altogether to honour this milestone.

All of the urban exploration enthusiasts in Québec were invited and some came from Ontario and even from France, dressed in their best clothes.
We took a group picture with 96 of the guests, far exceeding the 63 of the previous year.

This year, over 150 pictures were exhibited including fifty by the artist & photographer Daniel Guilbert.
He presented his clichés of the Canada Malting taken after it's closure in the 1980s and later in the 1990s.

















UM 2016

For the 5th edition, 132 explorers attended the event, exceeding last year’s 100 guests.

UrbexMalt 2016 was probably the biggest meeting of urban explorers to ever be held in America.
This year’s group picture shows 113 explorers, wearing their best attire.

Invitations were sent out amongst the exploring scene in Ontario, and 15 talented explorers made the trip to Montreal for a nice meeting at our exploring Mecca.

Once again, we outdid ourselves to give our guests a truly original and unforgettable experience.

Another floor was added to the existing setup, adding 3 new exhibition rooms displaying pictures and artefacts, such as documents and various things found inside the Malt Plant.

Overall a total of 360 pictures were on display, including pictures taken by Daniel Guilbert at the Malt Plant over the years, and the BroomMan (Le Balayeur) series by one of the hosts, Guillaume Clément.

The entrance and every passage and staircaise leading to the reception floor were cleand and brightly lit with the building’s original light fixtures.

A dozen rooms were given a full and deep cleaning, including the repairing and reinstalling of the original light fixtures.

5 couches and numerous chairs and benches were laid to provide an absolute level of confort.
The remainder of the previous years’ installations was still present : the fireplace underwent a full lifting and new glass doors to prevent the smoke from entering back inside.

We are proud to pay a tribute to this historic place every year, since it is an emblematic part of our passion.

























UM 2017

For the first time, the event went international, with guests coming from Australia, USA, UK and of course Canada. This year's event was once again bigger than the previous one, with a total of 180 people who have attended.

Many improvements were done this year, including a huge mural by artist Jean-François Charest, the addition of a cinema room, lighting and ambient effects in the main room, a "fire breathing" performance, stickers made for the occasion, and new artefacts including the building's original blueprints from 1905 and 1930.

The group picture, taken at the same spot every year, was a real challenge to achieve: two levels of 40 feet-long benches were installed to fit the 150 people present on the picture.



Video montage of the meet by Charest

















UM 2018

Last year we went all out, we made a brand new central fireplace from scratch with brick from the 1905 building and tile from the terracota silos.
It was an incredible technical challenge as we needed to evacuate the smoke and was limited in power for the blower.

A total of 145 guest showed up that year.

A new huge exposition room was added with an incredible hanging setup.

A bathroom was made from scratch too, plumbing was pierced thru 4 concrete floor to reach the basement. A 1000 fresh water supply was installed.
The original sink was restored and the original backsplash was used too, original mirror and lots of other small details to create not only a functional but a beautiful bathroom.

A Urbexmalt sign was made from wood and plasma cutted in metal with backlight and other light features added throughout the building.

This year was the best setup so far, even exceeding our expectation.

I spent almost half of the year there, building and fixing stuff.



Video of a part of the meet:
































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Aran 


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Re: UrbexMalt 2019 - THE North American UE Meet
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I wish I could go, but Montreal is pretty far from Wisconsin for someone without a vehicle or passport. For now I'll have to settle for trying to make Mouser this year (though Mouser is nothing to sneeze at), but maybe in a few years I'll finally be able to make it!




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Incredible. I've always loved the idea of fixing up an abandonment to host events. I can tell a lot of love, dedication, and work went into making this come to light. Really wish I could come to witness this.




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It makes me so happy that this event continues to be such a mind blowing success.




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Incredible. I've always loved the idea of fixing up an abandonment to host events. I can tell a lot of love, dedication, and work went into making this come to light. Really wish I could come to witness this.


^^^^^ What he said! ^^^^^




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Posted by Aran
I wish I could go, but Montreal is pretty far from Wisconsin for someone without a vehicle or passport. For now I'll have to settle for trying to make Mouser this year (though Mouser is nothing to sneeze at), but maybe in a few years I'll finally be able to make it!


I wish everything was closer!

There is so much people exploring in the state.

Ill try to do Mouser too and IDM, maybe next year... but the meet take usually all mu summers lol


Posted by AdventureDan
Incredible. I've always loved the idea of fixing up an abandonment to host events. I can tell a lot of love, dedication, and work went into making this come to light. Really wish I could come to witness this.


Thanks, yes, lot of love for this place man, it's my second home.

Ill cry the day it will go :\ But let's enjoying it the time it's there

One things that is nice, even if it's a real pain in the ass, is that the owner do a really good job to weld shut this place so the more it's closed, the less people can fuck with my stuff and the more things i can do there.
But everything have to be done really sneaky and hidden because the owner come inside.

Anyway, i hope you can make it and i hope ill still be doing it then!


Posted by yokes
It makes me so happy that this event continues to be such a mind blowing success.


Thanks man! Hope you can finally make it, next year?


Posted by Dee Ashley

^^^^^ What he said! ^^^^^


Thanks




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