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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
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

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Bike

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