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The three design initiatives come to fruition through proposals applicable to the Parc's four major structural components: the buildings, art works, transportation system and mineralized surfaces, vegetation habitats and water environments.

Landscape components

Meticulous work was done to present the full inventory, the patrimonial or structural interests, along with the challenges and innovative proposals for each of the Parc's landscape components. All of these were classified into specific categories:

  • Buildings, art works
  • Transportation system and mineralized surfaces
  • Vegetation habitats
  • Water environments

The Parc's vocations

The diversity of the Parc's landscapes offers an array of experiences for users. The vocations of the places on the two islands is highly diversified, as are the possible uses of the various facilities.

The redevelopment of the Parc provides the opportunity to take full advantage of these public and green spaces and combine it with citizen, cultural and event-related activities. The specialized equipment continues to respond to recreational, sports and entertainment activities. The result is a full and great urban park, for all, in both summer and winter.

  • Riverbank promenade and all-purpose trails
  • Public places
  • Grassy areas
  • Belvederes
  • Wooded areas and gardens
  • Art works

Myriad experiences in an incomparable landscape setting

The Parc's equipment offer is varied and covers a wide range of uses.

  • recreational activities
  • sports activities
  • observation pathways (awareness of environmental issues)
  • technical spaces
  • rental spaces
  • cultural activities
  • services

Our partners

Many organizations have established a relationship with Parc Jean-Drapeau through activities in the areas of the economy, sports, tourism and culture.

The operating partners include insular ones which have permanent activities on the islands: the U.S.-based company Six Flags (which operates La Ronde), Casino de Montréal, the Stewart Museum, the Biosphere Environment Museum, the Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated, and the tenants who are temporary occupants through rental and commercial leases for various operations on various park sites. These include sports clubs, Octane (which runs the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix), the evenko group (the promoter of the Osheaga, îleSoniq and Lasso festivals) and Multicolore (which produces the Piknic Electronik music performances).

These partners, with whom we collaborate on a regular basis, and without whom the Management Plan would not be possible, will be maintaining their educational and entertainment activities on the Parc's premises. The sports facilities (Aquatic Complex, Olympic Basin, Jean-Doré Beach, climbing wall) attract a local and international clientele, which the Management Plan intends to develop. The festival and sports vocation components will continue to be one of the defining elements of Parc Jean-Drapeau's identity. Considering this ambition, there is a definite need to not only maintain and modernize the existing sports infrastructures and equipment but also recognize, promote and formally enhance the sports and outdoor component on the islands.

For major outdoor events to be able to continue to offer a program which aligns with the evolution of the SPJD's mission and vision, the Management Plan is freeing up additional spaces, proposing adequate surfaces, improving the character of the premises, setting usage guidelines and clear limits.

As a result, users and citizens from every sphere can continue to enjoy a park that is accessible at all times, diversified, public and green, while being able to participate in a variety of sports and cultural activities, especially during the summer months.

The Management Plan's vision of the future necessitates an operational shift and requires a renewal of practices for a more sensible approach to the area, both for the SPJD and its partners. This will enable us to make these activities compatible with those of a heritage site and large urban park which promotes conservation, natural environments and the quality of urban spaces.