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Montreal Park Forum 2024

septembre 19, 2024

15:00 - 19:30 (EST) Eastern Standard Time(HNE) Heure normale de l’Est


The 4th Montreal Park Forum returns on Thursday, September 19, from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Frédéric-Back Tree Pavilion at the Montreal Botanical Garden | Space for Life.

Join us for an in-person gathering with the Montreal Park People Network, focusing on “Local Success: Partnership, Mobilization, and Inclusion.” This free and friendly event is the perfect opportunity to catch up with or meet new urban park enthusiasts committed to making a difference. 

The program includes a park tour at the Botanical Garden site, inspiring panelists, activities, and networking opportunities that will allow you to showcase your work and successes, discuss common issues faced by park friends groups, and explore possible solutions.

Stay tuned; registration will open soon. 

This event will be held in French.


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About the Tree Pavilion

Located in the northeast part of the Montreal Botanical Garden, the Frédéric-Back Tree Pavilion highlights the importance of trees and forests in our lives and showcases the arboretum’s collections. The Frédéric-Back Pavilion raises public awareness about the roles played by trees in various aspects of human life and in the ecological balance of several ecosystems. It provides a hub for various citizen activities, serving as a space for connection.


  • Language: This event will be hosted in French only.
  • Accessibility: The Frédéric-Back Tree Pavilion is located on Rosemont Boulevard, east of Pie-IX Boulevard, between the 28th and 29th Avenues. The meeting will take place in a large ground-floor room accessible to people with disabilities.
  • Transportation:
    • Parking: Parking spaces (limited in number) are available on nearby streets such as 28th, 29th, and 30th Avenue, as well as on Rosemont Boulevard. The closest paid parking ($13.75 per day) is at the Insectarium (P2) or at the Botanical Garden Visitor Centre (P1), but it requires a 15 to 20-minute walk to get to the Tree Pavilion. We recommend using public transportation whenever possible.
    • Public Transportation:
    • Bicycle: Bixi station at 27th Avenue / Rosemont
  • Weather: The event will take place even in bad weather. Most activities will take place indoors.
  • Washrooms: Toilet facilities are available on the ground floor of the Frédéric-Back Treehouse. One of them is accessible for wheelchair users. 
  • Breaks: There will be no scheduled break times, but everyone is encouraged to take breaks as needed during the event.
  • Food: Snacks and refreshments will be provided during the event. Gluten-free and vegetarian options will be available.  
  • Drinks: We will provide both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Please be aware that there is a water fountain available in the building. We encourage you to bring your own bottle to reduce waste.
  • Sensory Setting: Background music will be played at a low/moderate volume during the event.
  • Interaction level: High. Attendees are encouraged to discuss the proposed activities with others and participate in them.
  • Mask Policy: Free masks will be available for those who prefer to wear them.
  • Guide and assistance dogs are welcome and may accompany you everywhere on the site, including the greenhouses. An attestation document may need to be presented.

For more details on accessibility to the buildings of the Frédéric-Back Tree Pavilion, we invite you to consult the accessibility features of the different spaces and buildings (section Building Maison de l’arbre Frédérick-Back).

If you have any questions or concerns about the accessibility of the venue and event, please feel free to contact Chloé at

This event is made possible through the financial support of the TD Bank Group, the Ministry of the French Language of the Government of Quebec under Canadian Francophonie support programs, and the Choquette-Legault Foundation.

This edition is produced in collaboration with Space for life.

Montreal Park People Network

In partnership with

Park People
Les amis de la Montagne
Conseil régional de l'environnement de Montréal
Centre d'écologie urbaine

Generously supported by

Gouvernement du Québec