An ambitious project to redevelop a portion of the south sector of St. Helen’s Island will restore this iconic Montréal site to its former splendour. In essence, the project calls for the construction of a natural amphitheatre with a seating capacity of 65,000 as well as the urban redevelopment of the central path. This new site will be designed to host small- and large-scale events as well as shows and festivals throughout the four seasons.
In order to improve the visitor experience, the path connecting the métro station to the Calder sculpture (L'Homme), the Biosphère and the Pont du Cosmos will be broadened to become a vast public space. The new path will feature urban furniture and rest areas, and the project also calls for improvements to reception, food, security and public transit services.
With this major project, which will emphasize the visual sightlines of downtown and the river, Montréal will reaffirm its status as an international cultural metropolis. The opening is slated for the beginning of 2019.