Les Jardins Gamelin, a friendly space to call your own

Suzanne Laliberté

Suzanne is passionate about everything “art” in Montréal, especially art forms that break boundaries like experimental dance, literature, design and visual arts that challenge norms and the timeless art of architecture, so often undervalued in the Americas. When she’s not writing, she can be found sipping an Earl Grey or a local gin at a favourite neighbourhood hangout.

This article was updated on June 2, 2022.

For an 8th season, take full advantage of summertime in Montréal at Jardins Gamelin. The large terrace takes over with a flurry of experimental urban agriculture, an abundance of green spaces and eclectic musical programming.

Regular offerings

At the snack bar, the new menu prepared by Les Survenants and their guest chefs is based on street food classics. The fresco designed by the EN TEMPS ET LIEU design studio which adorns the snack bar, the terrace, the furniture and the urban agriculture bins gives them an eclectic touch.

In the thematic gardens, you can discover several species of plants, and the butterfly house is home to dozens of butterflies. In the greenhouse, the extension gardeners of Sentier Urbain answer your questions.

From May to July, the Société de développement social de Ville-Marie presents portraits of people experiencing homelessness and from August to September, BAnQ will display a selection of archive images reinterpreted by artists.

Play with giant games and other games available on site for friendly competitions every day from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Accompany your fun and games with a diverse playlist available on the Radio-Canada OHdio app.

 

Evolving program

 

Opening night

Attend the grand opening on May 26th, starting at 5 p.m. which will be hosted by Eugénie Lépine-Blondeau, with DJ Sugarface BelFo, La Fanfare Jarry, Titelaine and The Brooks.

 

Wednesday

The summertime balls are an opportunity to dance and have fun with Cat’s Corner-Swing on June 1st, Batacha & Cie on June 8th, Academia Samba Jeri on June 15th and Kizo Festival Montreal on June 22nd. From 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

 

Thursday

Bring your lunch for Les midi concerts and catch intimate performances of jazz, classical or Aboriginal music to complement your meal. Jacques Kuba Séguin opens the season on June 9th.

From 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Planète Gamelin hosts performances by fifteen different cultural communities. Canicule Tropicale and Funk Lion on June 2nd and, on June 9th, Canicule Tropicale is back with Bantü Salsa.

 

 

Friday

During the Midis à la carte, French songs and pop music are featured by the next generation of Montrealers. Geneviève Racette will perform on May 27th, Raphaël Dénommé on June 3rd and Sandrine Saint-Laurent on June 10th.

From 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., live concerts and DJs of Ce soir on danse invite you to dance with other revelers. Can’t Fake The Funk performs on May 27th and Qualité de Luxe is on June 3rd.

 

Saturday

We sway to the sound of Latin music during the SalsaFolie evenings. Professional dancers await you from 7 p.m.: Corinne & Victor on May 28th, Alejandro Dance Company on June 4th, Studio de Danse R&R  on June 11th, Noveara Productions on June 18th and La Clave on June 25th.

 

Sunday

Starting at 2 p.m., during the T'as des beaux jeux activity, Randolf invites young and old to compete in themed quizzes. From 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Quiz-Randolph, challenges you to find answers to the questions you will be asked.

 

 

3GIANTS

Jardins Gamelin will host Cirque Éloize and one of the three acrobatic arches of the 3GIANTS MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CIRQUE project. An unforgettable experience is to be had with amazing performances, games, music, sights and sounds. From July 7th to 17th, at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Different performances are added each week to the initial programming. Check Jardins Gamelin’s website and Facebook page often so you don't miss a thing!

 

Jardins Gamelin

Quartier des Spectacles
1500 Berri Street 

May 26th to October 2nd

Suzanne Laliberté

Suzanne is passionate about everything “art” in Montréal, especially art forms that break boundaries like experimental dance, literature, design and visual arts that challenge norms and the timeless art of architecture, so often undervalued in the Americas. When she’s not writing, she can be found sipping an Earl Grey or a local gin at a favourite neighbourhood hangout.

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