Fierté Montréal unveils its principal site to host the Canada Pride Montréal 2017 festival
Montréal, November 30, 2016 — On the occasion of the first edition of the pan Canadian festival Canada Pride Montréal 2017, which will take place from August 10 to 20, Montréal Pride has unveiled its principal outdoor site: Parc des Faubourgs, which will hold a major festival for the very first time. Together with superb Place Émilie-Gamelin, which outgrew its capacity in 2016, Parc des Faubourgs will allow Montréal Pride, who will host Pride Canada Montréal 2017, to roll out an expanded program of events and activities. This special edition is part of Montréal’s 375 anniversary celebrations and coincides with Canada’s 150 birthday. For 11 days, Parc des Faubourgs will be at the heart of the festivities with animation and shows featuring many international artists.
Easily accessible and just a five-minute walk from Papineau métro station, Parc des Faubourgs is a true gateway to the city, located near Jacques-Cartier Bridge. In addition, it has three times the capacity of Place Émilie-Gamelin, which will continue to play a major role during the festivities. These two outdoor sites act as East-West poles on either side of rue Sainte-Catherine, the heart of the Village, and honor the synergy between Fierté Montréal, festival goers and our Village partners.
About Montréal Pride
Founded in 2007 at the initiative of Montréal’s LGBTQ2SI communities, Montréal Pride is now the largest LGBTQ2SI gathering in the francophone world. Montréal Pride is a community event dedicated to defending LGBTQ2SI rights, promoting our cultural wealth and celebrating our social and legal advances. In 2016, the festival registered 2.2 million entries on all its sites. In 2017, Canada Pride Montréal 2017, a special national edition of the festival, will be held over 11 days and will offer more than 150 activities and events, with something for everyone.
Active all year-round, the organization’s primary mission is to support and promote local LGBTQ2SI communities while serving as a beacon of hope for people around the world living in LGBTQ2SI-hostile areas.
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