at the closing party of the Guinguette d’Aurore
Let’s celebrate together the success of the second edition of À nous le Plateau!
Join us at this event closing of Guinguette d’Aurore for the summer. The Guinguette d’Aurore is located at the back of St-Stanislas-de-Kostka Church, corner Garnier and Gilford.
For the occasion, the Maison d’Aurore organizes a concert with the Akoz Duo!
Akoz duo is a string duo created in Montreal by Julie and Olivier Babaz. In addition to composing original pieces for double bass and viola, the duo’s musicians are careful to highlight unusual playing modes such as the integration of kalimbas on the double bass, the exchange of roles in the arrangement or the development of improvisation tracks. Their artistic and personal backgrounds lead them to integrate multiple influences and styles into their music.
Come and discuss with us!
Bring your drinks, chairs or blankets.
Our assembly took place from Friday, August 28th to Sunday, August 30th where it ended at 5:00 pm. Your participation was there and we were able to make progress on several points of actions that we can all take for the future on the Plateau.
The participants of À nous le Plateau decided to get involved in the following areas:
- degrowth (in French)
- conservation of the Hôtel-Dieu and Royal Victoria sites (in Fr)
- active transportation (in Fr) and heavy truck traffic
- real estate speculation
- the elderly (in Fr)
- housing accessibility
- resilient and sustainable housing
- waste management
- access to water in the public space (i.e. for all)
The conclusions and actions of each workshop will be posted here shortly (see links from the list above).
We would like to thank all our participants, without whom this event would not have been possible!
Special thanks to the Maison d’Aurore for its welcome and its ever-renewed support, to the Milton-Parc Recreational Association for welcoming us to its premises, the Students’ Society of McGill University for the printing support and to Quebec Solidaire MP Ruba Ghazal and the borough of Plateau Mont-Royal for their financial support.
See above the themes that have been determined for this Saturday’s event.
A-B-C rooms are the West Plateau in-person meetings (Galerie du Parc, 3590 Jeanne Mance)
1-2-3 rooms are the East Plateau in-person meetings (Maison d’Aurore, 4816 Rue Garnier)
W-X-Y-Z rooms are the online Zoom meetings (https://zoom.us/j/4385142657 (Zoom 438 514 2657))
Do note that it may be updated during the day so consult this link for the latest updated version of the agenda.
“À nous le Plateau!” Citizens’ Assembly
Friday, Saturday & Sunday August 28th-30th 2020
Together, we can build a citizens’ movement and develop collective solutions to the challenges we face.
Friday 28 August, 5-7pm
“What issues concern you?”
Introductions & Themes to be discussed
Zoom meeting on https://zoom.us/j/4385142657?pwd=ZjNObFlkOFN1dmdyTWpyYkt4VXhHUT09*
Saturday 29 August 11am-5pm
“How do we want to change things?”
Thematic discussion groups
- Online: Zoom meeting on https://zoom.us/j/4385142657?pwd=ZjNObFlkOFN1dmdyTWpyYkt4VXhHUT09*
- In person:
- East Plateau: Jardins de la Maison d’Aurore, 4816 Rue Garnier, near St Joseph.
- West Plateau: Community Center of Galeries du Parc, 3590 Jeanne Mance.
You are welcome to come and go from the event and to move between thematic discussions.
The venues for the Saturday’s face-to-face discussion groups subgroups (in two locations) will be outdoors and in compliance with government health regulations.
Saturday’s detailed schedule:
11h00: The issues
12h30 : Lunch (Bring your lunch)
13h30: Our dreams
15h30-17h : Actions & Next steps
Sunday 30 August, 2-4:30pm
“What do we want to do together?”
Conclusions & action plan
- Zoom meeting on https://zoom.us/j/4385142657?pwd=ZjNObFlkOFN1dmdyTWpyYkt4VXhHUT09*
Families, we want you to come to this event! If you need childcare, please register by Thursday 27th with Nathan at 514-561-4656 or write at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transportation & accessibility
If you want to go to either of the 2 physical locations on Saturday, but it would be a challenge for you physically or financially, we want to help you! Contact Nathan at 514-561-4656 or write at email@example.com.
*Zoom by phone
If you wish to join the zoom meetings but can not have online access, you can also join by phone (with limitations) by calling here: 438 809 7799 (enter Meeting ID: 438 514 2657 and Passcode: 2657)
IN case of rain
If it rains, the meetings in-person will be held indoors in these locations:
- Est Plateau: inside the Maison d’Aurore or online.
- West Plateau: at the Community Center of Galeries du Parc (3590 Jeanne Mance) or online.
Please note that masks are mandatory for indoor meetings.
Join us for the 2nd “A nous le Plateau” Citizens’ Assembly to be held on August 28-29-30!
We need volunteers to make this citizens’ event a success. Our needs are varied, ranging from distributing flyers and installing posters on the Plateau, to welcoming participants at the event or managing the live broadcasting, and much more!
Can you spare some of your time? Fill out this form so that we can include you in our dynamic team.
The last virtual meeting for the organization of the second edition of A nous le Plateau! went well and several interesting avenues were discussed.
Here are the reports of our previous meetings:
We wish to continue this momentum and we invite you to join us for the next meeting. Write to us to be included in our internal mailing list and be informed about the next meeting or follow us on our Facebook group.
All are welcome!
If you cannot attend the virtual meeting, your comments are also welcome.
We are organizing a second À nous le Plateau! open assembly where citizens will have the opportunity to develop together a vision to build a citizen and solidarity movement on the Plateau and share how they want to get involved in the development of collective solutions.
See the video announcing our previous edition which was a great success:
Come take part in its organization by joining us this Wednesday!
We invite you to join us on Wednesday June 10 at 1 p.m. for a virtual meeting, to help determine how to organize this assembly, reach an important number of people to have a good mobilization, to see if we want to do this meeting in a virtual way or in a park (respecting the social distancing instructions) or both, and if will it be the first of several meetings over the coming months.
Everyone is welcome!
To join us go to Jitsi: https://meet.jit.si/anousleplateau. No need to download the app and please note that the site performs better on Google Chrome (but also works on other browsers). It is possible to join the meeting by phone. A phone number will be generated this Wednesday and can be shared with you upon request and if you cannot attend the virtual meeting, your comments are always welcome, so write to us here.
See you soon!
Vermont Visit 2020
For the 2nd consecutive year, we are organizing a trip to the heart of direct democracy, the annual city halls in Vermont.
As last year, we will travel through several cities and towns in the Burlington region to attend various annual city halls where several decisions are made by direct democracy, with the citizens present! This visit was so inspiring last year that we decided to repeat it and open it to a wider audience!
You are warmly invited to join us!
The September 29th, 2019 has been a great success thanks to the everyone’s participation!
Here are videos of the closing presentations:
And a page of the thematic workshops that were developed by the attendance during that day: