The Port partners in its neighbours' events

This summer, the Port of Montreal is supporting many events in its neighbouring community. It invites you to participate in and benefit from them!

The Village Au-Pied-du-Courant.

The Village Au-Pied-du-courant launched its 2016 summer season on Friday, June 3, by organizing a fiesta on the shoreline with music by the Urban Science Brass Band. Mélanie Nadeau, Director of Communications, was there representing the Port of Montreal, one of the Village’s partners: “The relationship that unites the Port to the City of Montreal and its citizens is fundamentally vital because our activities take place in the heart of the city, at the heart of a great community that we are bound to care about and where we must stay involved.” 

Village au Pied-du-Courant is the strip of land between Notre-Dame and the St. Lawrence River at the bottom of Parthenais and Fullum streets, overlooking the Port of Montreal’s railway tracks. 

All summer long, this original project offers the public a window on the river and on Port facilities in pleasant, friendly surroundings. Open Thursday to Sunday, the Village hosts a craft market and art exhibitions, live music and film screenings, yoga classes and activities for children.

Many people get together with friends there for a drink or to quietly read or
for a family outing.

This year, the Village set up a small museum that features a section on the Port of Montreal.

On site, you’ll find a bar and food trucks. You can also bring your own picnic, as this is a public space that belongs to everyone and access is free. Many people get together with friends there for a drink or to quietly read or for a family outing. 

Its funding is provided by the Government of Quebec, the City of Montreal and the Port of Montreal, through its community investment policy.

In 2015, the Village au Pied-du-Courant provided employment to about forty people.

The Port supports other summer projects

The Port of Montreal supports many other summer projects, many of which are for the neighbouring community:

- The family festival, the Fête des familles, in Mercier-Est held May 28

- The family festival, the Fête de la famille in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve held June 4

- The 51st Quebec Games, the Jeux du Québec,  July 17 to 25 in Montreal

- 11th edition of the Diableries de Contrecoeur, August 12 and 13

- 2nd edition of Virées du Fleuve, August 12 to 21 in Contrecoeur

- The kayak challenge, the Défi Kayak Desgagnés benefiting an organizations for young musicians, the Jeunes musiciens du monde (JMM) held August 18 to 21

- Heritage cruises, Croisières patrimoniales, of Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles, held July 9 to October 1

- Vélopousse pedicab tours: Youth from Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve give guided tours of their neighbourhood’s historic and architectural landmarks, held June 23 to September 4

- ÉcoMaris:  Training course aboard a sail training vessel on the St. Lawrence River for youth trying to find themselves.