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JARDINS GAMELIN

From May 26 to October 2, 2022

A diverse, culturally rich, festive living space - 100% Montreal!

THE EVENT

The Jardins Gamelin are back in force for their 8th season!

Rediscover your Jardins Gamelin as you knew them: festive, musical, green and gourmet. We're waiting for you with a wide range of activities, performances by artists from all over the world and a ton of opportunities to dance with your friends! In a relaxed atmosphere, take a break on the large terrace with the return of the Casse-croûte and its bar, to enjoy the beautiful summer days with friends and family.

Established eight years ago at Place Émilie-Gamelin in the Quartier des Spectacles, the spirit of the Jardins Gamelin is rooted in the values of social inclusion, collaboration and cohabitation. It is a true place of life where urban agriculture is at the forefront. Throughout the four-month season, there are thematic gardens, a redesigned layout and free cultural and musical programming reflecting the diversity and artistic richness of Montreal.

The Jardins Gamelin initiative and the revitalization of this public space are being carried out by the Partenariat du Quartier des Spectacles and thanks to the support of the borough of Ville-Marie and numerous partners, including Sentier Urbain, the Société de développement social and the SPVM.

LES JARDINS GAMELIN
Place Émilie-Gamelin, Quartier des Spectacles
Du 26 mai au 2 octobre 2022
Ouverts tous les jours jusqu'à 23 h.
Toutes les activités sont gratuites.
jardinsgamelin.com

PROGRAMMING

Les Jardins Gamelin offers free program for all, 7 days a week, for everyone. There are 15 diverse activity series taking place each day, from noon to evening, with dancing, concerts, urban agriculture workshops, music of every genre and a host of fun activities for both adults and children. Several festivals will also use the site as a venue over the course of the season.

  • Karaoké
  • BAnQ sort de ses murs
  • Côté Jardins - Causerie
  • Côté Jardins - Atelier
  • Jardins en cabaret
  • Bals de l'été
  • Ce soir on danse !
  • T’as de beaux jeux
  • Soirées Salsafolie
  • Matinées familiales avec Petits bonheurs
  • Jardin tropical
  • Midis à la carte
  • Donne-moi du funk !
  • La LIMM s’invite à Gamelin
  • Planète Gamelin

Consult the complete program on jardinsgamelin.com

ALWAYS HAPPENING IN THE JARDINS

Snack bar

The beloved Jardins Gamelin Snack Counter is back! Check out the new varied menu prepared by Les Survenants for a satisfying al fresco lunch, happy hour or dinner. The street food pros will host some special guest chefs over the summer, and they have several food and drink surprises in store for you. Stop by for hot dogs, salads, burgers and lobster rolls—old classics are reinvented with Gamelin sauce to delight your taste buds! Need lunch and pressed for time? You can order online to avoid the line-up.

About Les Survenants

Les Survenants is an NPO recognized in the creation of gourmet villages and temporary markets. Since 2014, the organization has built a solid experience street food event planning. By promoting restaurants, artisans, merchants, farmers and other local entrepreneurs, our events contribute to enhance Montreal spaces, in a spirit of coexistence and inclusion of the various expressions of the culture of our community.

Ambiance music by Radio-Canada OHdio

The Jardins Gamelin’s musical atmosphere is brought to you by Radio-Canada OHdio. The festive, danceable and diverse playlist is available 24/7 on the Radio-Canada OHdio app and features Francophone and global music.

Urban Agriculture

Thanks to the Sentier Urban organization, nature is making a comeback in the heart of the city. Explore the thematic gardens and the butterfly house, and drop by the greenhouse for a chat with Sentier Urbain’s facilitators. Feel free to ask them anything about the dozens of plant and flower varieties growing on the site. They can also give you some excellent gardening tips!

About Sentier Urbain :

Sentier Urbain is a non-profit organization whose mission is to foster greener communities. Its activities make ongoing, tangible contributions to individual eco-responsible action, environmental awareness, socio-professional advancement for young people, and the beautification of living spaces. With its many partners, Sentier Urbain contributes to improved health and quality of life in local communities.

Artistic interventions

Discover what stage the multidisciplinary design studio EN TEMPS ET LIEU has set this summer. For the second season in a row, they have added a splash to the Jardin Gamelin with a colourful and gourmet artwork that adorns the furniture, planters, terrace and snack bar.

Outdoor exhibits

Stop by all day to discover free outdoor exhibits specifically created for the Jardins Gamelin. From May to July, the Société de développement social de Ville-Marie presents portraits of people experiencing homelessness, and in August and September, the BAnQ takes over to showcase a selection of archival images that have been reimagined by artists. Stay tuned for more information!

Croisement de rue

This open-air exhibition showcases in images the enriching encounters that are at the heart of Société de développement social (SDS)’s activities. Croisement de rue illustrates an aspect of homelessness that is all too often overshadowed by the suffering those who are homeless experience—the individuals’ philosopher, storyteller, exuberant, wise, multifaceted side. In short, it highlights the beautiful and interesting aspect of the clients that psychosocial workers meet every day on the streets of Montréal.

Over the course of her experience as a photographer and a psychosocial worker at SDS since 2016, Céline Côté has paid particular attention to these facets of the people she meets who are experiencing homelessness. Through her portraits and the testimonies she has recorded, she shares their stories with us in a caring way. To hear their stories, scan the QR code found on the image.

The Giant Games

Have some big outdoor fun all summer with our giant games! Chess, Connect Four, bean bag toss, checkers and Jenga – there are plenty of ways to play in Les Jardins Gamelin! Also available: free ping-pong and foosball tables.

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THE PARTNERS

The Jardins Gamelin initiative and the revitalization of this public space are being carried out by the Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles and thanks to the support of the borough of Ville-Marie and numerous partners, including Sentier Urbain, the Société de développement social and the SPVM.

  • L’Arrondissement de Ville-Marie
  • Le Service de police de la Ville de Montréal

ABOUT LES JARDINS GAMELIN

In the spring of 2015, Place Émilie-Gamelin showed a new face to Quartier des Spectacles residents and visitors with Les Jardins Gamelin, open from May to September. A large, green and inviting civic space in the heart of downtown, Les Jardins Gamelin return every year with an original temporary layout and a versatile set of facilities. The space’s unique, accessible and human-scale programming, which has now completed five seasons, has become a part of daily life for residents and visitors, making Les Jardins Gamelin an inclusive gathering place in true Montreal style. The initiative, led by the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership and thanks to the support of the borough of Ville-Marie and numerous partners, including Sentier Urbain, the Société de développement social and the SPVM.

More information: jardinsgamelin.com

ABOUT QUARTIER DES SPECTACLES AND THE PARTNERSHIP

The Quartier des Spectacles is Montréal’s cultural heart, boasting North America’s most concentrated and diverse group of cultural venues as well as numerous festivals and events. The Quartier also hosts innovative urban installations involving cutting-edge lighting design and immersive environments. The Quartier des Spectacles has become an international showcase for digital public art.

The Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, founded in 2003, is a non-profit organization with more than 85 members active in the district. It is responsible for animating the Quartier des Spectacles by programming cultural activities, managing and animating public spaces, providing distinctive illumination and promoting the Quartier as a must-visit cultural destination. The Partnership benefits from the support of the Ville de Montréal.

PRESS RELEASES

This summer at les Jardins Gamelin: festivals, 15 activity series and an oasis of greenery!
26.05.22

2019

2018

A 4th diverse and festive season of culture in Les JARDINS GAMELIN!
11.10.2018

September in Les Jardins Gamelin: Music, Dance, Fun, Harvest
06.09.2018

Every Tuesday in August : Enjoy les Jardins en cabaret
31.07.2018

July and August in les Jardins Gamelin: A summer brimming with circus, cabaret, movies and music
04.07.2018

Shows, activities and adventures for the whole family in les Jardins Gamelin
06.06.2018

Les Jardins Gamelin: an All-Montreal music season
05.06.2018

May and June in Les Jardins Gamelin : A hot start to the season!
17.05.2018

Les Jardins Gamelin: A 4th season showcasing Montreal’s cultural and artistic diversity
25.04.18

2017

This Year, Montrealers Of All Ages Made Les Jardins Gamelin Their Own!
24.10.17

KM3: From October 5 To 15, Humanorium – The Strange Carnival Arrives At Les Jardins Gamelin
28.09.17

Late summer and early fall in Les Jardins Gamelin
22.08.17

Urban Agriculture Is Alive And Well In Les Jardins Gamelin
26.07.17

This July, Les Jardins Gamelin are going all-in with the circus!
05.07.17

MAY AND JUNE IN LES JARDINS GAMELIN: A Space And A Program For All, With Returning Classics And Exciting New Activities This Season
24.05.17

MAY 19: Les Jardins Gamelin open for a third season
08.05.17

This Spring, Embrace Outdoor Fun in the Quartier des Spectacles
23.03.17

2016

A successful revitalization, representative of montreal’s diversity - Les Jardins Gamelin, 2016 edition
28.09.16

Result of the competition for a work to be suspended over les Jardins Gamelin
14.09.16

September in les Jardins Gamelin: Dance, Literature, Music and a Healthy Harvest
01.09.16

August in les Jardins Gamelin: Piknic Électronik, concerts, youth theatre and dozens of other activities keep the summer hot
03.08.16

July in les Jardins Gamelin : MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE, Jérôme Minière, Socalled, yoga, Piknic Électronik and much more to explore!
05.07.16

June in les Jardins Gamelin: Ten evenings of Offta, Fanny Bloom, Piknic Electronik, movies and a thousand other pleasures
01.06.16

Listen to music, dance and relax in les Jardins Gamelin! May 12 to October 2
13.05.16

Les Jardins Gamelin: Returning from May 12 to October 2
12.04.16

Competition for a work to be suspended over les Jardins Gamelin
08.03.16


2015

Well Played, Jardins Gamelin!
06.10.15

September in the Jardins Gamelin
26.08.15

Summer Continues in the Quartier des Spectacles!
04.08.15

August in les Jardins Gamelin: Electronic Fun, Sweet Country Sounds, Craft Market and Children’s Party!
30.07.15

July in les Jardins Gamelin: Montréal Complètement Cirque, physical fitness and musical delights
29.06.15

June in les Jardins Gamelin: Piknic Électronik, urban agriculture and all kinds of summer fun
08.06.15

This May to October, Place Émilie-Gamelin will be livelier than ever
12.05.15

A Festive Gathering for the Inauguration of les Jardins Gamelin and the Launch of the Spring-Summer Season in the Quartier des Spectacles
05.05.15

9 X [MTL]: Nine stunning portraits of Montreal projected on building façades
04.05.15

A Superb Illuminated Work Will Soon Float Over Downtown Montreal
21.04.15

Place Émilie-Gamelin: An Exciting Transformation
31.03.15

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