Habitat'67 is an architectural feat that started off as a thesis project on housing systems by architect Moshe Safdie. It was built in 1967 when Canada was celebrating its hundredth-year anniversary as an urban, independent, post-colonial country. Montreal hosted one of the largest world fairs, the Exposition of ’67, demonstrating the strength of their cultural and intellectual abilities. It marked the year of true social change with housing as the expo's main theme. As its centerpiece and thematic pavilion, Habitat has acquired a reputation that rivals that of a historic landmark.