David Mendel studied at York University in Toronto, and at the University of Paris La Sorbonne, before moving to Quebec City in 1976. After completing a master thesis in art history and undertaking doctoral studies at Laval University, he became co-founder of Mendel Tours (formerly Canadian Cultural Landscapes) in 1984.rnrnToday he is president of this company, which organizes cultural journeys across Canada for museum groups and alumni organizations. He is often called upon to give talks about the history of Quebec at international conferences and has given numerous tours of the city for visiting dignitaries.rnrnA resident of Quebec’s historic district since 1976, he is very involved in preservation issues. He is President of the Foundation of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity – the first Anglican Cathedral to have been built outside the British Isles – and a member of the Consulting Committee for Religious Architecture of the City of Quebec. rnrnDavid is the author of a best-selling series of guide books devoted to Quebec City and its surrounding region. The first volume, Quebec, World Heritage City, was published in 2009. The second volume, Quebec, Birthplace of New France, was launched on May 2012.