Parc Jean-Drapeau
PAMV Development and enhancement plan for the south sector of Île Sainte-Hélène

PAMV Development and enhancement plan for the south sector of Île Sainte-Hélène

Description of the project

Building a new and modern development in the south sector of Île Sainte-Hélène by introducing a 65,000-seat natural amphitheatre.

The central concourse in front of the subway station pavilion will be expanded so that it can connect to Alexander Calder's Trois disques (L'Homme) sculpture and the Biosphere, and extend as far as the Cosmos Bridge. The construction project will result in the improvement of reception, restaurant and security services, as well as enhance active and public transportation.


  • Recreate the spirit of Expo 67
  • Become a destination in itself
  • Combine nature and culture
  • Showcase the ingenuity of the site


March to April, 2017 Arboriculture works
May 2017 to December 2018 Construction work
2019 Opening


$73.4M contribution of $35M by MAMH
contribution of $38.4M by City of Montréal
Ville de MontréalGouvernement du Québec
Architecture and landscape architecture Lemay
Engineers WSP
Scenography Trizart Alliance
Quality control Exp
Construction Pomerleau

See the PAMV take shape

Follow the progress of the PAMV construction work, one day at a time, through our fixed cameras which give you a daily glimpse at what is happening on the ground from two different angles.

Layout of the sectors



  • Versatile and flexible place
  • Event programming year-round
  • Drained surfaces and resistant to multiple uses
  • Addition of permanent services (lighting, electrical and event infrastructures)
  • Increased security
  • Enhances the visitors' experience

Calder Concourse

Allée Calder

  • Links the Biosphere and Calder sculpture
  • Enhances the reception experience for visitors
  • Showcases the Calder
  • Creates a symbolic remake of Expo 67
  • Combines a large and convivial plaza
  • Sets up areas that bring a feeling of freshness
  • Allows visitors to get around easier

Riverside Walkway

Promenade riveraine

  • Provides a clearer view of the downtown core
  • Accentuates the connection with the river
  • Links the upper and lower walkways

Event Village

Village évènementiel

  • An entertainment site for any event, all year long
  • Restaurant and rest areas
  • A place for concessions when events are being held
  • Integrated furniture
  • Fun water games and sprays

Natural agora

Agora naturelle

  • Integration and transition between the amphitheatre, main concourse and the original features of the island
  • An area that can accommodate concessions when events are being held
  • An agora that can play host to theatrical plays, small shows, community picnics, etc.
  • New washroom facilities building


Téléchargez les dessins techniques Mercredi 14 décembre 2016, 22 mo

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