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The Beach open at Noon on Saturday, August 26 Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve open Take the subway! Aquatic Complex closed for the 2017 season The Beach open at Noon on Saturday, August 26
 

The Beach open at Noon on Saturday, August 26

August 26, 2017

The Jean‑Doré Beach open at Noon on Saturday, August 26, due to the "The Color Run" event.

Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve open

August 21, 2017

The Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve is accessible to pedestrians and cyclists.

Take the subway!

July 25 to September 4, 2017

The number of parking spaces is limited at the Parc due to the Enhancement and Development work. It is therefore strongly recommended you take the subway to get to Parc Jean‑Drapeau.

Aquatic Complex closed for the 2017 season

January 1st to December 31, 2017

Due to construction work near the Aquatic Complex, it will be closed to public and athletes for the 2017 season. Swimmers will still be able to come enjoy the water at Parc Jean‑Drapeau this summer at Jean‑Doré Beach.

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
La Porte de l'amitié

La Porte de l'amitié

The Puerta de la amistad (Porte de l'amitié or Friendship Gate), created by the Mexican artist, Sebastián, was offered by the Federal District Department of Mexico in 1992 at the signing of the NAFTA free-trade agreement. The work was delivered to Montréal in 1994, arriving by ground transportation, in four separate parts.

The work, which is composed of three columns and topped by a diagonal, represents two entry points, one large and one small, and symbolizes universal access and the circulation of ideas. There are seven components on the cross‑sectional part of the art work; the number represents wisdom. The diagonal section conveys height and the pursuit to infinity.

Schedule

All year 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Due to enhancement and development work in the south sector of Île Sainte‑Hélène (PAMV), this art work has been temporarily stored on Île Notre‑Dame in the Floralies Gardens. The City of Montréal's Public Art Bureau (BAP) has proceed to the removal of the art piece.

The BAP currently works, in collaboration with the Société du parc Jean‑Drapeau, on a relocation and enhancing plan. The BAP will restore the art piece, in partnership with the artist, before its reinstallation in spring 2019.

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