MacDonald Road closed Vehicular traffic will be difficult on March 4, 2018 Two‑way traffic on the Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve MacDonald Road closed

MacDonald Road closed

March 5-6, 2018

Due to construction on March 5 and 6, MacDonald Road will be closed between the Concorde Bridge and Cosmos Bridge. Detour via the Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve.

Vehicular traffic will be difficult on March 4, 2018

February 19 to March 5, 2018

Due to the running of the Montréal Hypothermic Half‑Marathon, vehicular traffic will be prohibited on Île Notre‑Dame from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 4. The Tour‑de‑l'Isle road from the P8 branch‑off will also be closed from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. The circulation of traffic on MacDonald road will be intermittent.

Two‑way traffic on the Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve

December 1st, 2017 to April 14, 2018

As of December 1st, the portion between the hairpin (northern part of the circuit) and the PAvillon du Canada will become two‑way for motorists. The bike path of the circuit will not be maintained. Please use caution and share the road.

Plan your trip and avoid unpleasant surprises by consulting often the important notices or the schedule of activities and events that are of interest to you.

Parc Jean-Drapeau
About us

About us

Mission of the Société du parc Jean‑Drapeau

The mission of the Société is to administrate, operate, develop, maintain and animate Parc Jean‑Drapeau, which includes Île Sainte‑Hélène and Île Notre‑Dame in Montréal. In carrying out its mission, the Société oversees the staging of regional and international recreation‑tourist activities.

Parc Jean‑Drapeau stages many recreation‑tourist attractions that make it a unique site in Canada, enhanced by the fact a subway station services the park.

This outstanding park, which was created at the time of the world's fair, Expo 67, attracts sports enthusiasts, young families, culture aficionados, nature lovers and visitors who attend its international events. Its areas of attraction are enlivened by concerts, sports events and major festivals that contribute to its diversity...all this a mere five minutes from downtown Montréal!

The Société du parc Jean‑Drapeau is a paramunicipal organization established by the Charte de la Ville de Montréal. In 1999, the Parc des Îles de Montréal was renamed Parc Jean‑Drapeau, in honour of the man who was the mayor of Montréal for 30 years (until 1986) and the one who brought the world's fair, Expo67, to the city. In 2005, the Parc's corporate name officially became Société du parc Jean‑Drapeau.

Executive team

Management of Parc Jean‑Drapeau is predicated on the park's vocation of administrating recreational as well as cultural activities, along with fulfilling its vision as a major international tourist destination.

With more than 80 events to host, the presence of major partners, and more than 65 buildings to administrate and maintain, the management of Parc Jean‑Drapeau is notable for its experienced and well‑rounded staff.

Under the leadership of the general manager, the guidelines and policies established by Parc Jean‑Drapeau's board of directors are implemented by four departments.

Ronald Cyr

Directeur général

François Cartier

Directeur marketing, développement commercial et communication

Marc-André Dawson

Directeur des Opérations

Jean-François Mathieu, CPA, CMA

Directeur Administration

Mario Duguay

Director, Infrastructures and Project Management

Board of directors

The SPJD's board of directors is named by the City of Montréal's Executive Committee. There are nine seats on the board, and the members oversee the governance of the Société and adopt the strategic guidelines implemented by the Société.

The Société reports on a regular basis to the City of Montréal's Executive Committee, for its operational budget and financial results, as well as for the planning and management of the triennial capital expenditures program (PTI). Any expenditure exceeding two million dollars or any contract exceeding 5 years in length must be submitted to the City's Executive Committee for approval.

Danièle Henkel


President, CEO and founder of Daniele Henkel Inc.

Nathalie Benoit


Institutional promotion director, Université du Québec à Montréal

Paule Bouchard


Syndic at the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec

Louise Champoux-Paillé


MBA and Chartered company administrator (ASC)

Pierre Deschênes


President, Projets Daima

Philippe Duval


President & CEO, Uniprix

Marie-Josée Neveu


Partner, Fasken Martineau firm

Judy Sheehan


Human Resources Constultant

Paul-Antoine Troxler


Director Education and Research, Green Building Council Canada - Québec

Board committees

Human resources committee

The mandate of the human resources committee is to examine the guidelines and strategies in terms of the Société's human resources management, notably in the area of performance evaluation, employment succession planning, wage policies and overall practices in terms of the Société's human resources.

  • Philippe Duval, president
  • Judy Sheehan, member
  • Louise Champoux-Paillé, member
  • Nathalie Benoit, member

Audit committee

The audit committee is tasked with assisting the board of directors of the Société du parc Jean‑Drapeau in carrying out its oversight duties regarding the quality and integrity of financial information by examining the financial documents and by making recommendations and providing advice on strategies, initiatives and policies relating to financial management and internal controls.

  • Paule Bouchard, president
  • Philippe Duval, member

Governance committee

The governance committee is a board of directors' committee tasked with helping the board carry out its oversight duties by examining every aspect of the board's governance structure to ensure it is functioning in an efficient and effective manner in support of the Société du parc Jean‑Drapeau's operations.

  • Marie-Josée Neveu, president
  • Danièle Henkel, member
  • Louise Champoux-Paillé, member

Modus Vivendi committee

The Modus Vivendi committee is a board of directors' committee tasked with promoting and respecting the identity, essence and ingenuity of this distinctive place at Parc Jean‑Drapeau, interrelated with the Parc's primary users and contributors, citizens and partners. The committee complements the Société in the definition and application of its mission, vision, values and strategic guidelines. The committee oversees that the selection of development projects and the structure of partnership agreements comply with these major guidelines.

  • Pierre Deschênes, president
  • Nathalie Benoit, member
  • Paul-Antoine Troxler, member

Getting to Pavillon du Canada

Jean-Drapeau subway station




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