Friche and Famous: The fun is in the park

In a time not so long, Montreal had that reputation, which of collecting wasteland just like staggering number of festivals. Patrick Lalonde, Olivier Lapierre and five other landscape architecture savvy friends, decided to take action into transforming a part of a street in the Old Montreal. For the second year in a row, they invest the site of a former multilevel parking, now a vacant lot on Notre Dame street. One of its initiators, Olivier Lapierre, urban planning consultant and citizen participation for the City of Montreal, explains how small initiatives inspire gatherings.