EVENTS TO COME

Arts & Crafts Market

Arts & Crafts Market

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 / 5pm – 7pm
Start the holiday season at Innovation Youth's artisans' market! Get a head start on your Christmas shopping with our wonderful selection of local craft items (decorative objects, jewelry and more). Part of the proceeds will support Innovation Youth's activities.
Information Facebook Event
Location Innovation Youth (1410 Pierce Street, Montreal)

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Workshop on sprouting and germination

Workshop on sprouting and germination

Thursday, November 23, 2017 | 6pm – 8pm
Add the health benefits of living foods to your diet by learning the basics of sprouting seeds, grains and legumes or growing sprouts in soil. Participants will be offered a tasting.
Information and registration verdissement.eqpm@saesem.org | 514 933-1069 | Facebook Event
Cost $2
Location Éco-quartier Peter-McGill (1240 Saint-Marc Street)

Vermicomposting

Workshop on vermicomposting

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 6pm – 7:30pm
Come and learn this easy method of home composting. Red wriggler worms don't smell and take up very little space!
Information and registration 3rv.eqpm@saesem.org | 514 933-1069 | Facebook Event
Cost Free of charge for residents of Ville-Marie | $5 for residents of other boroughs. Cost of materials as applicable.
Location Éco-quartier Peter-McGill (1240 Saint-Marc Street)

Zero waste workshop

Zero waste workshop

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | 6pm – 7:30pm
Do you want to learn how to have a greener lifestyle and significantly reduce your waste? This workshop provides a wealth of handy tips and useful addresses! A zero-waste practitioner will share her personal experience as a downtown resident.
Information and registration 3rv.eqpm@saesem.org | 514 933-1069 | Facebook Event
Cost Free of charge for residents of Ville-Marie | $5 for residents of other boroughs. Cost of materials as applicable.
Location Éco-quartier Peter-McGill (1240 Saint-Marc Street)

Costume Exchange

Costume Exchange

October 16 to 31, 2017
As part of Quebec Waste Reduction Week and in preparation for Halloween, we are holding a costume exchange! Several local organizations will participate by providing a self-service coat rack for people to donate and/or pick a costume. This is a great way to give our costumes a second life!
→ Éco-quartier Peter-McGill | 1240 Saint-Marc St | Monday – Thursday | 10am – 6pm
→ Women's Y | 1355 René-Lévesque W. | Monday – Friday | 9am – 3:30pm
→ Innovation Jeunes | 1410 Pierce St | Monday – Friday | 10am – 6pm
→ Downtown YMCA | 1440 Stanley St | Monday – Friday | 6am – 10:45pm | Saturday – Sunday | 7:15am – 19:45pm
→ Concordia Student Union, Concordia University | 1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd W., H-711 | Monday – Friday | 1pm – 5pm
Information 3rv.eqpm@saesem.org | 514 933-1069
Check out our Green Halloween Memo!

The world of mushrooms

The world of mushrooms

Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 6pm – 8pm
Evening talk on mushroom species that grow in Quebec.
Information and registration verdissement.eqpm@saesem.org | 514 933-1069 | Facebook Event
Cost Free of charge for residents of Ville-Marie | $5 for residents of other boroughs
Location Éco-Quartier Peter-McGill (1240 Saint-Marc Street)

Murals's inauguration

Discovery walk in Peter-McGill

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | 12pm – 1pm
Éco-quartier Peter-McGill offers a neighbourhood walk! Come and discover Peter-McGill's community organizations and various environmental projects (green alleys, Quartier 21, community gardens, community composers, murals, etc.).
Information coordination.eqpm@saesem.org | 514 933-1069
Gathering Point Éco-Quartier Peter-McGill (1240 Saint-Marc Street)
Bike mechanics 101

Bike mechanics 101

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | 6pm – 8pm
Come and learn the basics of bike maintenance. Facilitator Lilian Gourdin will cover the following topics: tools needed, checking your bike's condition, cleaning chain components (derailleurs, sprockets, chainrings), adjusting and replacing brake pads, and replacing an inner tube. Participants will take home the workshop guide. * Please note that this is a demonstration of basic bike mechanics. No repairs will be made to participants' bikes.*
Information and registration coordination.eqpm@saesem.org | 514 933-1069 | Facebook Event
Cost Free of charge for residents of Ville-Marie | $5 for residents of other boroughs
Location Éco-Quartier Peter-McGill (1240 Saint-Marc Street)

Harvesting and saving seeds

Harvesting and saving seeds

Thursday October 5, 2017 | 18 h – 20 h
Come and learn how to harvest, dry and preserve seeds. You can look forward to using them in your garden next year!
Information and registration verdissement.eqpm@saesem.org | 514 933-1069 | Facebook Event
Cost Free of charge for residents of Ville-Marie | $5 for residents of other boroughs
Location Éco-Quartier Peter-McGill (1240 Saint-Marc Street)

Murals's inauguration

Éco-quartier Peter-McGill inaugurates two murals!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | 5pm – 6pm
Come and discover two new murals in Peter-McGill district! The works were designed by artists of the A'Shop collective as part of the Mural Arts Program funded by the City of Montreal and the Borough of Ville-Marie. The artists will be present for the inauguration. A buffet with refreshments made with our new Smoothie bike will be available from 5pm. The event will be followed by a visit of the murals.
Information coordination.eqpm@saesem.org | 514 933-1069
Location Grey Nuns Annex (1211-1215 Saint-Mathieu Street)

Apple picking

- CANCELED - Apple Picking

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | 4pm – 6pm
The Canadian Centre for Architecture’s orchard is filled with delicious untreated apples just waiting to be picked! Thanks to the generosity in its orchard! Don’t forget to bring your reusable bags! In case of rain, postponed to the following day.
Information verdissement.eqpm@saesem.org | 514 933-1069 | Facebook Event
Location Canadian Centre for Architecture (corner of René-Lévesque Boulevard and Saint-Marc Street)
Cigarette Butt Cleanup

Cigarette Butt Cleanup

Saturday, September 23, 2017 | 1pm – 5pm
A major cigarette butt cleanup is being held in Montreal. Join the Mégot Zéro team volunteers to get butts out of the environment. All butts collected will be sent to TerraCycle to be recycled. Last May, the Mégot Zéro team collected almost 30,000 cigarette butts in a single day! Help us do even better this time!
Information felix.environnement@saesem.org | Website | Facebook Event
Gathering point Centre Laurier (Laurier Park, corner of de Mentana and Laurier East)

PARK(ing) Day

Celebrate PARK(ing) Day!

Friday, September 22, 2017 | 9am – 2pm
With a combination of art and play, PARK(ing) Day aims to spark discussion around better ways to share public space and how to provide room for sustainable mobility, green spaces and public areas. Together with the Collective Impact Project and the Concordia’s Sustainability team, Éco-quartier Peter-McGill will be taking over a parking lot and transforming it into a recreational area where people can meet to exchange ideas and have fun. Come and quench your thirst thanks to our brand-new smoothie bike!
Information coordination.eqpm@saesem.org | 514 933-1069
Location Mackay Street (between de Maisonneuve and Sherbrooke)

Workshop on lacto-fermentation

Workshop on lacto-fermentation

Thursday, September 21 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
This hands-on workshop will teach you the techniques and benefits of lacto-fermentation as well as what vegetables are best suited to this form of preservation. You take home your very own jar of lacto-fermented vegetables! Bring your own clean glass containers (Mason jars or similar).
Information and registration verdissement.eqpm@saesem.org | 514 933-1069 | Facebook Event
Cost $5
Location Innovation Jeunes's Kitchen (1410 Pierce Street)

Fête de la rentrée Percy-Walters

Percy-Walters Back-to-School Celebration

Saturday, September 16, 2017 | 11am – 2pm
Come and celebrate the start of the school year with local community organizations and discover upcoming activities planned for this fall! On the menu: corn roast, activities, booths and entertainment for the whole family. Éco-quartier Peter-McGill will be on site with workshops on corn dolly making responsible waste management! In case of rain, postponed to the following day.
Information coordination.eqpm@saesem.org | 514 933-1069
Location Percy-Walters Park (corner of Redpath Street and Docteur-Penfield Avenue)

Vermicomposting

Workshop on vermicomposting

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | 6pm – 7:30pm
Come and learn this easy method of home composting. Red wriggler worms don't smell and take up very little space!
Information and registration 3rv.eqpm@saesem.org | 514 933-1069 | Facebook Event
Cost Free of charge for residents of Ville-Marie | $5 for residents of other boroughs. Cost of materials as applicable.
Location Éco-Quartier Peter-McGill (1240 Saint-Marc Street)

Fête de la rentrée Square Cabot

Peter-McGill Back-to-School Celebration

Saturday, September 9, 2017 | 11am – 2pm
Come and celebrate the start of the school year with local community organizations and discover upcoming activities planned for this fall! On the menu: corn roast, activities, booths and entertainment for the whole family. Éco-quartier Peter-McGill will be on site with workshops on corn dolly making responsible waste management! In case of rain, postponed to the following day.
Information coordination.eqpm@saesem.org | 514 933-1069
Location Cabot Square (metro Atwater)

Bricolage écolo

Creative Tuesdays at Cabot Square

July 25, August 1 and August 8, 2107 | 4pm – 7pm
As part of the summer program of the Cabot Square, Éco-quartier Peter-McGill's green patroller, Jessica Ferreira, will be there to lead a crafting workshop using recycled materials - a fun family activity!
Information coordination.eqpm@saesem.org
Location Cabot Square

Vermicomposting

Workshop on vermicomposting

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | 6pm – 7:30pm
Come and learn this easy method of home composting. Red wriggler worms don't smell and take up very little space!
Information and registration 3rv.eqpm@saesem.org | 514 933-1069 | Facebook Event
Cost Free of charge for residents of Ville-Marie | $5 for residents of other boroughs. Cost of materials as applicable.
Location Éco-Quartier Peter-McGill (1240 Saint-Marc Street)

Neighbourhood on the Move

Neighbourhood on the Move

July 4 to 22, 2017
Neighbourhood on the Move is an annual event that provides a gathering place for residents of Peter-McGill district and organizations serving this sector. Residents of all ages will be able to enjoy a wide range of fun activities: concerts, workshops, kids' entertainment, etc. Éco-quartier Peter-McGill will be on site at various times to talks about urban agriculture (Tuesday July 4, from 4pm to 6pm), homemade eco-friendly cleaning products and tawashis (Wednesday July 12 , from 4 pm to 6pm) and plant cuttings (Thursday July 20, from 4pm to 6 pm).
Information quartierenmouvement.com
Location Pierce Street between Sainte-Catherine Street and de Maisonneuve Boulevard W.

Moving week pick-up

Annual moving week pick-up

Friday, June 30, 2017 | 10am – 4pm
Special collection of reusable items (electronic products, used clothing and fabrics, toys and other household articles, bicycles and bike parts, etc.) in Peter-McGill district. A donation table will be installed to allow you to dispose of your items in good condition. A collection at home is also planned. Contact the Éco-quartier for more details.
Information 3rv.eqpm@saesem.org | 514 933-1069 | Facebook Event
Location Cabot Square

Rutherford Park

Family fun in Rutherford Park

Saturday, June 17, 2017 | 11am – 2pm
After months of work, Rutherford Park is ready to inaugurate its multisport field. In addition to this brand-new infrastructure, the park has a large greenspace that is ideal for picnics. The event will include activities for all: soccer for beginners, bubble soccer, family Zumba, face painting etc. Éco-quartier Peter-McGill will be on site to host a seed ball workshop. In case of rain, the event will be postponed to Sunday, June 18.
Information coordination.eqpm@saesem.org | 514 933-1069 | Facebook Event
Location Rutherford Park (corner of McTavish Street and Docteur-Penfield Avenue)

Neighbour's Day

Neighbours' Day

Saturday, June 3, 2017 | 11am – 2pm
The Families of Percy-Walters Park Association invites you to a neighbourhood BBQ in Percy-Walters Park. A musical ensemble will play from noon to 1pm. Please bring a dessert or a side dish, and a blanket or a lawn chair. Éco-quartier Peter-McGill will be on site to organize environmentally friendly and fun Olympics! The Éco-quartier Peter-McGill will be on site to host a seed ball workshop. In case of rain, the event will be postponed to Sunday, June 4.
Information coordination.eqpm@saesem.org | 514 933-1069
Location Percy-Walters Park (corner of Redpath Street and Docteur-Penfield Avenue)

Bike mechanics 101

Bike mechanics 101

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 | 6pm – 7:30pm
Come and learn the basics of bike maintenance. Facilitator Lilian Gourdin will cover the following topics: tools needed, checking your bike's condition, cleaning chain components (derailleurs, sprockets, chainrings), adjusting and replacing brake pads, and replacing an inner tube. Participants will take home the workshop guide. * Please note that this is a demonstration of basic bike mechanics. No repairs will be made to participants' bikes.*
Information and registration coordination.eqpm@saesem.org | 514 933-1069 | Facebook Event
Cost Free of charge for residents of Ville-Marie | $5 for residents of other boroughs
Location Éco-Quartier Peter-McGill (1240 Saint-Marc Street)

Urban agriculture festival

Greening our city center!: Urban agriculture festival

Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 9am – 4pm
Éco-quartier Peter-McGill is organizing the second edition of this festival, which brings urban agriculture to downtown Montreal! The program will include a workshop on self-watering planters, a seedling and pant exchange, a presentation on insects found in urban environments, a workshop on seed bombs, a presentation on balcony vegetable gardening, compost distribution, a sale of bee-forage plants and seedlings, a workshop on seeding and horticulturally themed children's games!
Information verdissement.eqpm@saesem.org | 514 933-1069 | Facebook Event
Location
Cabot Square (corner of Atwater and Sainte-Catherine West)

Distribution of flowering annuals

Distribution of flowering annuals

Saturday, May 20, 2017 | Starting at 9am
Once again, Éco-quartier Peter-McGill will be giving out flowering annuals to residents of Ville-Marie! To beautify Peter-McGill, we will be giving out impatiens, marigolds, begonias and petunias free of charge to local residents (a maximum de 24 plants per household while stocks last). Remember to bring along a proof of residence. First come, first served!
Information Website | 311
Location
Cabot Square (corner of Atwater and Sainte-Catherine West)

Self-watering planters

Workshop on urban agriculture and self-watering planters

Thursday, May 11, 2017 | 6pm – 8pm
You don't have a yard in which to exercise your green thumb? No problem! You can turn unused buckets and containers into planters that will give you a rich crop of herbs and vegetables right in the city. Our easy-to-make self-watering containers have a double bottom which stores water and allows you to produce more and water less.
Information and registration verdissement.eqpm@saesem.org | 514 933-1069 | Facebook Event
Cost Free of charge for residents of Ville-Marie | $5 for residents of other boroughs. Cost of materials as applicable.
Location Éco-Quartier Peter-McGill (1240 Saint-Marc Street)

Vermicomposting

Workshop on vermicomposting

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 6pm – 7:30pm
Come and learn this easy method of home composting. Red wriggler worms don't smell and take up very little space!
Information and registration 3rv.eqpm@saesem.org | 514 933-1069 | Facebook Event
Cost Free of charge for residents of Ville-Marie | $5 for residents of other boroughs. Cost of materials as applicable.
Location Éco-Quartier Peter-McGill (1240 Saint-Marc Street)

Butt Blitz 2017

Butt Blitz 2017 – Ville-Marie + Plateau

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 9am – 3pm
A major cigarette butt cleanup is being held in Montreal. Join the team of Mégot Zéro volunteers to get butts out of the environment. All butts collected will be sent to TerraCycle to be recycled. The 2016 Butt Blitz collected over 122,000 cigarette butts across Canada in a single day! Help us do even better this year!
Information and registration felix.environnement@saesem.org | Website | Facebook Event
Gathering point Centre Laurier (Laurier Park, corner of de Mentana and Laurier East)

Self-watering planters

Workshop on urban agriculture and self-watering planters

Thursday, May 4, 2017 | 6pm – 8pm
You don't have a yard in which to exercise your green thumb? No problem! You can turn unused buckets and containers into planters that will give you a rich crop of herbs and vegetables right in the city. Our easy-to-make self-watering containers have a double bottom which stores water and allows you to produce more and water less.
Information and registration verdissement.eqpm@saesem.org | 514 933-1069 | Facebook Event
Cost Free of charge for residents of Ville-Marie | $5 for residents of other boroughs. Cost of materials as applicable.
Location Éco-Quartier Peter-McGill (1240 Saint-Marc Street)

Stories for the soul

Stories for the soul, recipes for the stomach

Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 10am – 12pm
A series of free activities designed to forge links within the community and strengthen intergenerational connections through shared stories. Éco-quartier Peter-McGill's greening project leader will be running a workshop for junior urban farmers!
Information Website | 514 843-3996 | jvaillancourt@direction.ca
Location Innovation Jeunes (1410 Pierce Street #150)

Sugar shack

Sugar shacks in the city

April 8, 22 and 29, 2017 | 11am – 2pm
Sugaring-off time is almost here! To mark the season, several urban sugar shacks will be set up throughout April in parks in Peter-McGill district. Admission is free for residents of the neighbourhood. Pancakes, maple taffy on snow, music, makeup and activities for all! In addition, Éco-quartier Peter-McGill will be on site to run ecofriendly workshops and hand out seeds! In case of rain, postponed
to the following day.

Information coordination.eqpm@saesem.org | 514 933-1069 | Website
When and where APRIL 8: Julia-Drummond Park (Saint-Jacques/Lucien-L’Allier) | APRIL 22: Cabot Square (Sainte-Catherine W./Atwater) | APRIL 29: Percy-Walters Park (Docteur-Penfield/Redpath)

Seeding 101

Seeding 101

Thursday, April 27, 2017 | 6pm – 8pm
Get a head start on the growing season with the help of our greening and urban agriculture project leaders. You will be able to plant tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and basil. Remember to bring along some clean containers (such as yogurt tubs) in which to plant your seeds. Voluntary contribution of $3.
Information and registration verdissement.eqpm@saesem.org | 514 933-1069 | Facebook Event
Location Éco-Quartier Peter-McGill (1240 Saint-Marc Street)

Saint-Michel Environmental Complex

Guided tour of the Saint-Michel Environmental Complex

Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 3:30pm – 5pm
A one-and-a-half-hour tour of the site will allow you to discover the history of the Saint-Michel Environmental Complex (SMEC), the TOHU green building and Montreal's recyclables sorting and recovery centre.
Information and registration 3rv.eqpm@saesem.org | 514 933-1069 | Website
Location SMEC/TOHU (2345 Jarry Street East)

Special collection of hazardous waste and electronics

Special collection of hazardous waste and electronics

Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 8am – 4pm
Drop off your hazardous waste as well as surplus electronics. Various specialized collectors will be on site to receive your recyclable items.
Information Website | 514 728-0116 | collecte@jourdelaterre.org
Location Parking behind the Gesù, access via Saint-Alexandre Street (see the map)

Seeding 101

Seeding 101

Thursday, April 13, 2017 | 6pm – 8pm * FULL *
Get a head start on the growing season with the help of our greening and urban agriculture project leaders. You will be able to plant tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and basil. Remember to bring along some clean containers (such as yogurt tubs) in which to plant your seeds. Voluntary contribution of $3.
Information and registration verdissement.eqpm@saesem.org | 514 933-1069 | Facebook Event
Location Éco-Quartier Peter-McGill (1240 Saint-Marc Street)

Vermicomposting

Workshop on vermicomposting

March 29, 2017 / 6 to 7:30pm
Come and learn about the little worms that transform our organic waste into valuable fertiliser. There's no smell and you don't need much space! Sign up, places are limited!
Information and reservation 3rv.eqpm@saesem.org | 514 933-1069 | Facebook Event
Location Eco-Quartier Peter-McGill (1240 Saint-Marc Street)

Seeds

Free seeds

From March 20, offer valid while stocks last
Free organic flower and vegetable seeds are available to residents of the neighbourhood (proof of residence required). First come, first served! We introduce our new seed bank, which will enable residents to exchange flower and edible plant seeds!
Information verdissement.eqpm@saesem.org | 514 933-1069
Location Éco-Quartier Peter-McGill (1240 Saint-Marc Street)

5 a 7 zero waste

Zero waste 5@7

March 16, 2017 / 5 to 7pm
As part of Nutrition Month, the Peter-McGill Community Council is organizing a free 5@7 on the subject of zero waste. Éco-quartier Peter-McGill will be on site to run a workshop on germination. This event will also be an opportunity to introduce our new seed bank, which will enable residents to exchange flower and edible plant seeds.
Information communications@petermcgill.org | 514 934-2280 | Facebook Event
Location Concordia Hall Building (1455 de Maisonneuve West)

Winter Fun

Winter Fun

February 18, 2017 / 11am to 2pm
Free activities in your neighbourhood parks! On offer: family fun, inflatable attractions for youngsters, story-telling, music, brazier, and hot drinks. Éco-quartier Peter-McGill will be on site! The event will be cancelled in the event of bad weather.
Information 514 868-4961 | Website | Locate the park
Location Percy-Walters Park (corner of Docteur-Penfield Avenue and Redpath Street)