A New Look for the Main Entrance to the Olympic Park

Since its inauguration at the 1976 Summer Olympic Games, the Olympic Park has welcomed over 100 million visitors. Located between two metro stations in the Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve area of Montreal Island, Vert-Viau site access is the perfect place for urban living.

As part of the tourist and economic revitalization of the area, the Olympic Park recently initiated an ambitious project to redesign its main entrance.

Project Completion

Project: Vert-Viau project, Olympic Park main entrance redevelopment

Client: Montreal Olympic Park

Architectural firm: Daoust Lestage Lizotte Stecker

A New Look for the Main Entrance to the Olympic Park

Modernizing the Olympic Park

In 2021, with the objective of revitalizing and modernizing the Olympic Park, the park’s management commissioned the architectural firm Daoust Lestage Lizotte Stecker to rethink the park’s main entrance. The project had a dual mission: to reinforce the environmental and community aspect while enhancing the park’s existing architecture. The goal was to create a welcoming and attractive space for residents and visitors.

With this in mind, the Olympic Park teamed up with trusted partners. The architectural firm Daoust Lestage Lizotte Stecker was appointed to design the new park entrance, relying on Permacon’s expertise.

Pavers manufactured to order

Permacon suggested using Boulevard 300 pavers: especially designed to withstand heavy pedestrian and vehicular traffic, these pavers were perfectly suited to the needs of the Olympic Park, which welcomes some 4 million visitors every year.

In addition, to bring the architect’s vision to life, Permacon’s laboratory developed three new exclusive Boulevard 300 paver colours. These unique shades of grey, combined with two different textures (smooth and Granitech), created a unique design while complying with the park’s existing architecture. This attention to detail has helped transform the entrance to the Olympic Park into a true architectural masterpiece.

Advantages of Boulevard 300 Pavers

  • Durable and resistant
  • Easy to install
  • Low maintenance
  • Versatility
A New Look for the Main Entrance to the Olympic Park

A Haven of Green and Peace

Since its opening in summer 2023, the Vert-Viau space has become a popular place to relax for local residents and tourists. Located within walking distance of major Montreal attractions, including the Olympic Stadium, the Olympic Park entrance has become a green and welcoming place where visitors can recharge their batteries. Water fountains, shadow plays and planted areas, all designed by Daoust Lestage Lizotte Stecker , create a warm, relaxing atmosphere.

Key Figures

2 years: Project duration

366 palletsQuantity of Boulevard 300 pavers

28,000 ft2  (2,601 m2)Covered surface area

A New Look for the Main Entrance to the Olympic Park
A New Look for the Main Entrance to the Olympic Park