Location: Daniels Spectrum, Ada Slaight Hall
Join us at Canada’s largest gathering of park leaders and champions, planning and design professionals and city builders.
- LEARN: From national and local leaders who are activating the power of parks
- CONNECT: Meet and connect with like-minded park enthusiasts
- IGNITE: Ignite new thinking about parks and public spaces
The 8th Annual Park Summit will take a seriously inspiring look at play in parks and public spaces.
Play is known to alleviate stress, promote creativity, and boost overall well-being for people of all ages. Montreal has a special knack for play, so we've invited speakers from that city to share their formula for upping the fun factor in our parks and public spaces.
This year's Park Summit's keynote speaker is Mouna Andraos a co-founder at Montreal's Daily tous les jours, an interactive design studio that creates large-scale public installations that encourage participation and spark joy. One of these installations, 21 Balançoires (swings), launched in a busy Montreal square and invited passers-by to work together to produce melodies on a huge swing set. Other projects include a field of microphones that produce a giant sing-along, huge oversize balloons that invite visitors to share their dreams for a new public space and interactive pavement that reacts to the shadows of passersby by playing sounds of singing voices.
This year's Park Summit also features 4 presenters on local Montreal and Toronto projects featuring lessons on how to foster plau in underused and wild spaces.
Park Summit Agenda
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Please join us at Regent Park's bake oven for some pre-Summit fun where we'll bake Montreal bagels, make maple taffy and enjoy the warmth of the fire pit
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm Park Summit
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Park Social and Networking featuring fun, interactive games and activities