Parc Jean Drapeau, Saint-Lambert reach new agreement over event-related noise

The Société du parc Jean-Drapeau and the City of Saint-Lambert have reached an agreement over noise generated by live events.

Both parties have signed on to a plan which would mean any noise generated by live events at the park could not exceed 65 weighted decibels.

As well, moving forward, the park has agreed to hold a maximum of 19-days worth of events with a daily attendance cap of 20,000 patrons between May 1 and the first Monday in September. Events will also have to respect an 11 p.m. end time.

These terms come after ongoing complaints over the past 5 years from the City of Saint-Lambert and its residents over the noise generated from concerts and events at Parc Jean Drapeau. The park is located directly across from Saint-Lambert and is in the territory of the City of Montreal.

The City of St-Lambert took to social media to boast about the news:


Meanwhile, some local music industry players were not as thrilled:


Each year, under normal circumstances, Parc Jean Drapeau plays host to a series of events including Osheaga, Heavy Montreal, ’77 Montreal, Ile Soniq, Week-ends du monde, Piknic Électronik, Fête des neiges, and more.

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