Closure of the South Shore Bike Link on June 1-14 Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve closed from May 21 to June 14 River shuttle: start of season postponed Cycling access ramp of the Concorde Bridge: detour to be expected Closure of the South Shore Bike Link on June 1-14

Closure of the South Shore Bike Link on June 1-14

June 1st-14, 2019

The South Shore Bike Link will be closed from June 1 to June 14 due to the Grand Prix du Canada.

Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve closed from May 21 to June 14

May 21 to June 14, 2019

Due to the final preparations for the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada, the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve is closed to cyclists from May 21 to June 14 inclusively.

River shuttle: start of season postponed

May 14-31, 2019

Due to the river's high water level, the Maritime Shuttles service will not begin its operations on Saturday, May 18, as expected. More details will be announced in the coming days.

Cycling access ramp of the Concorde Bridge: detour to be expected

April 3 to May 16, 2019

The cycling access ramp, which serves as a cycling path between Île-Sainte-Hélène and the Concorde Bridge, will remain closed until the end of construction work on Espace 67. Cyclists can get to Île-Sainte-Hélène, from the Concorde Bridge, by taking the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve and then the Cosmos Bridge.

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.

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 Exploitation

Jean-François Mathieu, CPA, CMA

Directeur Administration

Mario Duguay

Directeur Infrastructures et gestion de projets

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.

Renaud Coulombe

Vice-president and General counsel, Mouvement Desjardins

Louise Champoux-Paillé

MBA and Chartered company administrator (ASC)

Nathalie Benoit

Institutional promotion director, Université du Québec à Montréal

Paule Bouchard

Syndic at the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec

Pierre Bouchard

Landscape Architect

Karel Mayrand

Director General, Quebec and Atlantic Canada, David Suzuki Foundation

Claude Michaud

Vice Chairman and Managing Director, DNA Capital

Judy Sheehan

President, HR Assistant

Paul-Antoine Troxler

Director Education and Research, Green Building Council Canada - Québec

Board committees

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.

  • Louise Champoux-Paillé, president
  • Paul-Antoine Troxler, member
  • Claude Michaud, member

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.

  • Judy Sheehan, president
  • Louise Champoux-Paillé, member
  • Paul-Antoine Troxler, 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
  • Pierre Bouchard, member
  • Claude Michaud, 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.

  • Nathalie Benoit, president
  • Pierre Bouchard, member
  • Karel Mayrand, member
  • Renaud Coulombe, member

Getting to Pavillon du Canada

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