The CN Pavilion takes an imaginative and comprehensive look at twin elements of Time and Motion - as vital to Man and his Workd at large as they are in the Canadian National's role of creating and operating modern transportation and communications systems.
Located on ile Notre-Dame immediately north of the Man the Producer Theme complex and close to the Expo-Express station, the pavilion comprises a cluster of nine translucent gem-like cells linked to an eight-sided motion picture theater. The pavilion's distinctive architectural concept was specially designed to help express and illustrate the exhibit's Time and Motion theme.
The cells are assembled so as to provide an air-conditioned exhibit area. They are raised from the ground, and visitors approach the pavilion from a sheltered garden beneath. Inside the cells, Time is the center of attention. Visitors see and experience dozens of its aspects and effects through a series of animated exhibit devices.
In the pavilion's theater, visitors explore the subject of motion by means of wide-screen color film, with 70 mm realism and stereophonic sound.
( Document: Official Guide of l'Expo 67, Copyright 1967 by Maclean-Hunter Publishing Co. Ltd. )Man and is World in 1969
Expo 67 and its visitors serve as backdrop for the opening of this 60-minutes National Film Board production. It is a study of man in his multiplicity. The audience in the -300-seat theatre on Ile Notre-Dame faces a 40-foot concave screen and withnesses man as he has existed through the ages, throughout the world, in his many and diverse environments.
Fast editing techniques create shock effects on the audience, causing it to experience sharp contrasts and draw comparisons, through the split-screen techniques and stereophonic sound.
(Man and his world 1969 - Official Guide - published by the city of Montreal)
Canadian National Pavilion