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Closure of the South Shore Bike Link Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve closed from May 22 to June 15 Closure of the South Shore Bike Link
 

Closure of the South Shore Bike Link

June 1st-13, 2018

The South Shore Bike Link will be closed from June 1 to June 13 due to the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada.

Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve closed from May 22 to June 15

May 22 to June 15, 2018

Due to the final preparations for the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada, the Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve is closed to cyclists from May 22 to June 15 inclusively.

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

Jean-Drapeau subway station

Car

Bike

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