MQC started as a skateboard and graffiti crew in 1995, and its involvement in the urban community began in 2002 when it organized the Breakdown, which was a a hip-hop show that helped to unify Montreal’s skateboard and hip-hop communities. That same year, MQC organized the Montreal City Hall Championship Poser Game, which has become an annual event. Since then, MQC made the Peace Park documentary that put skating forwards as a solution to some of the social and urban problems in the park, which resulted in skateboarding being legalized in the park. We were also involved in the efforts to legalize skateboarding on bike paths and other public places in Montreal.
Although MQC has often walks a fine line between art and crime, we believe in giving back to the community. This is why we’ve worked with educational institutions, community organizations, and non-profit organizations to help raise an awareness of social and urban problems.
Currently, we are working in partnership with the Société des Arts Technologiques, the borough of Ville Marie, and the Quartier des Spectacles, to continues to improve the conditions for skateboarders in the city by organizing skateboard events.