ANLP Happy Hour Event

2020-09-16 Guinguette d'Aurore

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.

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Conclusions of second assembly

Un groupe à l'Assemblée à la Maison d'Aurore / A group at the Assembly at the Maison d'Aurore
Un groupe à l’Assemblée à la Maison d’Aurore / A group at the Assembly at the Maison d’Aurore
La facilitatrice Anne Goldenberg et la membre du comité organisateur Catherine London / Anne Goldenberg facilitator and Catherine London organizing member
La facilitatrice Anne Goldenberg et la membre du comité organisateur Catherine London / Anne Goldenberg facilitator and Catherine London organizing member

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:

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.

Un groupe à l'Assemblée à l’Association récréative Milton-Parc / A group at the Assembly at Association récréative Milton-Parc
Un groupe à l’Assemblée à l’Association récréative Milton-Parc / A group at the Assembly at Association récréative Milton-Parc


Join the room of your theme

Table of the Themes for Saturday 29th of August 2020

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 ( (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.


It’s this weekend!

“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.

Click here for more details on the intent of the event and here for the Facebook event.

Full Programme

Friday 28 August, 5-7pm

“What issues concern you?” 

Introductions & Themes to be discussed

Zoom meeting on*

Saturday 29 August 11am-5pm

“How do we want to change things?” 

Thematic discussion groups

Simultaneous meetings:

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
15h00: Break
15h30-17h : Actions & Next steps

Sunday 30 August, 2-4:30pm

“What do we want to do together?” 

Conclusions & action plan


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

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

*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.


Save the date!

Join us for the 2nd “A nous le Plateau” Citizens’ Assembly to be held on August 28-29-30!

More information here.

Join us!
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.


Preparatory Meetings

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.


2nd Edition In Preparation!

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: 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!


Do not miss this event!

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!

More info here


Look back on “A nous le Plateau! 2019”

The September 29th, 2019 has been a great success thanks to the everyone’s participation!

Here are videos of the closing presentations:

Workshop results presentations
Testimonies of candidates and elected representatives

And a page of the thematic workshops that were developed by the attendance during that day:


Announcement of the Citizen Assembly “A nous le Plateau!”

Open forum and pre-election meeting between citizens and federal and municipal candidates

Join your neighbors on September 28 to create a vision for the Plateau!

Do you have opinions and ideas about how the Plateau is changing and what it means for the future of those who live and work here? You are not alone! Join your neighbors for an non-partisan open forum to identify issues facing Plateau residents and workers, explore solutions, and communicate with municipal and federal candidates and elected officials.

À nous le Plateau! is a citizens’ assembly where the participants determine the agenda. The first episode of this exercise in participatory democracy will take place just prior to the municipal and federal elections in October. In addition to addressing issues pertaining to municipal and federal policy, participants in this event can help plan future assemblies where neighbors can tackle more issues.

Join us for this event of a new kind!

Register / Facebook event

À nous le Plateau! is looking for volunteers to help organize the event. Write to us at for more information.

Free vegan meal and daycare on site.

Accessibility: 2 entrances : 4450 Saint-Hubert street or 4449 Berri street (at the back of the Mont-Royal metro station, with access for people with reduced mobility).

In association with the Maison d’Aurore (La Maison d’Aurore), the Action Solidarité Grand Plateau Community Development Corporation (CDC ASGP), the Plateau Mont-Royal Housing Committee (Comité Logement Plateau Mont-Royal), the Milton-Parc Citizen’s Committee (CCMP Comité des de Milton Parc Citizens’ Committee – CCMP) and the Association québécoise des personnes aphasiques (AQPA). Special thanks to Centre de services communautaires du Monastère, Centre de lecture et d’écriture de Montréal, Projet Changement and Dîners-St-Louis.