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.
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Getting to the art piece
Jean-Drapeau Subway Station
The Jean-Drapeau subway station is located in the heart of Parc Jean-Drapeau. To get to the Parc easily and quickly, the subway is still the best way to go!
During the summer season, Parc Jean-Drapeau visitors can use the river shuttle as a means of transportation, from the Vieux-Port de Montréal (Jacques-Cartier pier) and the city of Longueuil.
Users can also bring along their bikes and they have access to a network of cycling paths at each stop.
Two STM shuttles provide a connection between the Jean-Drapeau subway station and various attractions.
777: Every day of the year, the 777 shuttle provides fast access to the Casino de Montréal.
Bike / BIXI
From Montréal: take the Lachine Canal bike path, near the Vieux-Port de Montréal, or the Jacques Cartier Bridge cycling path.
From the South Shore: take the South Shore Bike Link, between Saint-Lambert and Parc Jean-Drapeau, or the Jacques Cartier Bridge cycling path.
BIXI : there are many BIXI stations at the Parc during the summer season.
People can enjoy many of the cycling paths to get to or pass through the Parc Jean-Drapeau, either running or walking.
With more than 25 kilometres of trails and pathways, the Parc is a pleasant spot for hiking, all year round.
Motorists can get to Parc Jean-Drapeau by taking the Jacques Cartier Bridge or the Concorde Bridge (Bonaventure Autoroute, Pierre-Dupuy exit).
Nearby parking areas:
P7, P9, P10
For more details, visit Getting to the Parc.