An Ambitious and Thoughtful Vision for Montréal’s Largest Insular Park

The improvements are expected to be completed by 2030

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The Société du parc Jean-Drapeau is unveiling its 2020-2030 Conservation, Design and Development Management Plan, the culmination of more than three years of in-depth work and a superb collective intelligence effort. The result is a Plan which provides a projection into the future, a re-thinking of the Parc's overall offer, and an enhancement of Parc users’ experience.

The proposed plan is aimed at making Parc Jean-Drapeau a widely-known, iconic place and a calling card for the city of Montréal, that is likely to attract local and international visitors, not only because of the diversity of individual and collective experiences offered in conjunction with nature, landscapes, history, culture, and sports but also because of its environmental commitment, as a laboratory for best practices in sustainable development.

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“Sparked by an undeniable desire to put sociability, citizenship, democracy, durability, ecology, and culture in the forefront, we are hoping that, over the next decade, parc Jean-Drapeau becomes one of the parks which is emblematic of Montréal and one of the most widely known contemporary parks in Canada,’’ said Société du parc Jean-Drapeau director-general Isabelle Bonneau. “Innovating to stand out, conducting an organizational transition, listening to multiple users and offering distinctive experiences: these are the challenges in the coming years to make Sainte-Hélène and Notre-Dame islands a park that is bigger than nature itself.”

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”Parc Jean-Drapeau is in the heart of a vibrant city known for its creativity, design, and quality of life,” remarked Michel Langevin, Landscape Architect Associate with NIPPAYSAGE. “This spirit of Montréal is conveyed in its approaches and innovative solutions which align to solidify these specific identities and put sustainable development at the core of its initiatives. We are truly honored to be able to contribute to this vision of the future.”

 

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About the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau
Established by the City of Montréal, the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau has a mission to preserve, plan, promote and develop this huge urban park, oversee the healthy coexistence of activities which occur there and ensure its longevity for current and future generations.

 

About Parc Jean-Drapeau
Parc Jean-Drapeau is unique in its kind, with a wealth of natural and built aspects. The park, which is Montréal’s largest area, is part of the Hochelaga archipelago and is located at the confluence of the Saint Lawrence and Outaouais River. Settled by First Nation populations in the 13th century, it was the city’s first major public park and has been the site of many high-profile events, including the international and universal exhibition (Expo 67) in 1967, the 1976 Summer Olympics, the Man, and His World and Floralies internationals exhibitions and the annual Formula Canadian 1 Grand Prix. The product of many building and development phases which have shaped, modified, and transformed its premises, the Parc now offers a wide range of recreational, sports, and cultural activities on its two islands.

 

 

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