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Abundance of snow: closure of the South Shore Bike Link Two-way traffic on the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve Traffic tie-ups on Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve Abundance of snow: closure of the South Shore Bike Link
 

Abundance of snow: closure of the South Shore Bike Link

November 17-22, 2018

Due to the abundance of snow on the Route-Verte, the South Shore Bike Link is closed and will reopen on Friday morning. The bike link between the South Shore (Saint-Lambert) and Parc Jean-Drapeau will be closed from December 1, 2018 to April 15, 2019.

Two-way traffic on the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve

November 17, 2018 to April 15, 2019

The portion between the Cosmos bridge and the Pavillon du Canada is two-way for motorists. The bike path of the circuit is not maintained during winter season. Please use caution and share the road.

Traffic tie-ups on Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve

November 17, 2018 to April 1st, 2019

Due to construction work, all users of Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in the Paddocks and Jean-Doré Beach sector, can expect possible traffic tie-ups.

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
Girafes

Girafes

The art work was created by Robert Roussil in 1965 for the La Ronde amusement park. Made of black-painted reinforced steel shaped into rods, this piece, which originally did not have a name, looks like a group of giraffes, hence the nickname.

In 1966, the sculpture was loaned to the National Film Board (NFB) for a film shoot and was damaged while it was being transported. Because of the damage, the artist refused to sign his name on the work, and decided not to display it at Expo 67.

Stored in the Acier Ahuntsic Steel yard and then purchased by the City of Montréal, the work made its way to Parc Jean-Drapeau in 1971 for the Man and His World exhibition.

Schedule

All year 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Getting to the art piece

Nearby parking area:

P15

Rates and parking areas

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