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Porte de l'amitié

Things to do at the Parc Public Art

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.


Details

Materials Painted steel
Dimensions 750 x 120 x 570 cm

Learn more: Bureau d'Art Public de la Ville de Montréal

Schedule

Sunday, July 14, 2024

6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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Rates

Free

Learn more

To obtain more details concerning Public Art or for any request for information, do not hesitate to contact us.

Mobility

Getting to the artwork

To make it easier to get around, here is the exact location of the artwork at Parc Jean-Drapeau posted on Google Maps.

Subway Station

The Jean-Drapeau subway station on the Line 4 — Yellow is located on Île Sainte-Hélène, in the heart of Parc Jean-Drapeau. To get to the Parc easily and quickly, the subway is still the best way to go!

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River shuttle

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.

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STM shuttle

Three STM shuttles provide a connection between the Jean-Drapeau subway station and various attractions.

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Bike

The Parc is one of the few places where you can cross the Saint Lawrence River on your bike: simply take the bike paths of the Jacques Cartier Bridge, the Concorde Bridge or the Bike link.

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Walking

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.

Parking

Motorists can get to Parc Jean-Drapeau by taking the Jacques Cartier Bridge or the Concorde Bridge.

Nearby parking areas: P7, P10

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Taxibus service

You can reserve a taxi for your travels at the Parc by using a valid STM transport fare.

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    Station
  • STM
    shuttle
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    shuttle
  • Bike
  • Walking
  • Parking
  • Taxibus
    service