Pull ahead of the pack at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve Paddocks

published on 01 24 2019
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Planners, start your engines – there’s an exciting new meeting venue in Montréal that will take your attendees’ breath away. Housed on Montréal’s internationally-renowned Formula One World Championship route, the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in leafy Parc Jean-Drapeau, the Paddocks puts your event in a setting your guests won’t soon forget.

First across the finish line

Designed by Montréal’s own Les Architectes FABG, the Paddocks received a prestigious Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence for its design and unique construction. Completed in just 10 months, the Paddocks are a bold new addition to the Montréal skyline that also plays homage to Parc Jean-Drapeau’s Expo67 history. The structure was also noted for its focus on sustainability, utilizing locally sourced construction materials, solar panelling and open spaces on the last floor that eliminate the need for air conditioning. Call it a prize-winning photo finish – your guests will love taking photos and unique selfies for the folks back home.

The nuts and bolts

The Paddocks offer four spaces – three of which are open-air terraces – perfect for events that leave an impression. Let’s take a look.

The Multifunctional Modular Room

At 20,175 square feet (1,875 square metres), the multifunctional event space holds up to 2,000 guests for a cocktail event and 800 in banquet seating.

The Terraces

The second floor terrace covers 34,615 square feet (3,217 square metres), capable of hosting 4,000 for a standing event and 2,500 for a seated banquet. The space is wall-free, promising cool breezes and great views.

The third floor terrace covers 54,595 square feet (5,075 square metres) and comfortably hosts 5,000 for cocktail networking and 3,000 for seated dinner. Similarly to the second floor, the space is wall-free.

The green open sky terrace is 5,185 square feet (485 square metres) of outdoor space on the third floor, perfect for cocktail gatherings of up to 800 people.

All that’s left to say is, “Ready … Set … Go!

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