Place Publique 2023

Fonderie Darling is delighted to announce the return of its outdoor events to the new Place Publique du Sable-Gris, soon to be unveiled. After 2 years of major renovations by the City of Montreal, official and permanent pedestrianization, and years of fervent wishes, 2023 will mark the renewal of this space, destined to (re)become a place for civic, artistic and cultural gatherings. The new Place du Sable-Gris will host 6 events from August 24 to September 28. Performances, mediation activities, musical ambiances and an outdoor terrace-bar will all be featured.

Clara Déry 



Place du Sable-Gris is finally a place of conviviality and hospitality for all. Thanks to the support of ODÉA Montréal, the City of Montreal and the SDC du Vieux-Montréal, Fondry Daring is pleased to offer a series of festive and artistic evenings, free of charge and accessible to all.

August 24 Écho d’une présence: Pilar Escobar + Laetitia de Coninck, curated by Laurie Cotton Pigeon

August 31 - Presentation of the Sphère(s) augmented reality project, led by Chantal Pontbriand + Performance by Nelly-Ève Rajotte and David Kristian

September 7 - Opening: MOMENTA Biennale de l'image

September 14 -  Soirée H3C: readings on the square by Hannah Godfrey, Maude Veilleux, Gabriel Charlebois-Plante + Mathieu Leroux, Annie Landreville.

September 21 - Dominique Paul: publication launch and performance

September 28 - Unveiling of semi-permanent work by Laura Acosta, curated by Laurie Cotton Pigeon.


The artistic programming of Place Publique 2023 is made possible by the financial support of ODEA Montreal, the borough of Ville-Marie and the Société de Développement Commercial Vieux-Montréal. The terrace bar is generously sponsored by Zamalek, Le Seltzer, Gutsy Kombucha and  Mate Libre. 



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Place publique

Fonderie Darling and Corridor Culturel are pleased to team up for the first evening of the Corridor Festival, on Place du Sable-Gris.  The event celebrates the inauguration of a new semi-permanent work by Laura Acosta on Place du Sable-Gris, curated… See more