The Partnership and the relevant Ville de Montréal authorities
As part of its mission, the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership (Partnership or PQDS) oversees the animation of the Quartier des Spectacles (QDS) by programming cultural activities and managing public spaces. It therefore hosts a wide range of activities and events in the public spaces under its management. To guide its decisions on the hosting of activities and events, the Partnership has produced the present Policy for the occupancy of public spaces. The policy defines a set of broadly applicable principles. Applications to use the Quartier’s public places and the activities calendar are assessed by the comité accueil-événement, a comity formed by the Division Festivals et Événements of the Ville de Montréal borough and the Partnership’s operations management who oversee the principles set out in this policy and ensure their application Although the determination of an activity’s or event’s eligibility may fall under the purview of different organizations depending on the nature of the activity or event, all decisions concerning the use of public spaces are made in coordination with the Partnership, in terms of programming and other issues related to management of the spaces.
The public spaces of the Quartier des Spectacles
Pôle Place des Arts: comprised of the place des Festivals (1), the promenade des Artistes (2), the esplanade of the Place des Arts (9), Sainte-Catherine Street (8) between de Bleury and Saint-Urbain as well as the terrain 066;
Pôle Saint-Laurent: comprised of the Parterre (3), the esplanade Tranquille (5) and its pavilion (4), the Hydro-Québec parc (11), the place du Métro Saint-Laurent and the Peace Park, also known as place de la Paix (6), and Sainte-Catherine Street (8) between Saint-Urbain and Saint-Dominique;
Pôle Quartier latin: comprised of the place Émilie-Gamelin (7), the place Pasteur (10), Emery Street and Saint-Denis between Sherbrooke and Sainte-Catherine.The Quartier’s network of public spaces also includes spaces managed by independent organization. The Partnership works in close collaboration with the organizations responsible for these spaces, to ensure efficient coordination in hosting outdoor activities and events in the Quartier des Spectacles :
- Esplanade of the Place des Arts (9) : managed by Place des Arts ;
- Place Pasteur of UQAM (10) : managed by UQAM ;
- Hydro-Québec park(11) : managed by the Hydro-Québec Society ;
- Parvis of the Saint-James Church (12) : managed by the Saint James United Church.
The main features of the spaces managed by the Partnership are found in Appendix A.
- 1Sherbrooke St. and René-Lévesque Blvd. are not part of the Quartier des Spectacles