Soirée District Party - 6th edition

May 7, 2018 / Posted by   SDC Vieux-Montréal 

Old Montreal’s business community kicks off the summer with a riverside celebration at the Port of Montréal’s Grand Quay

In celebration of the 6th edition of its Soirée District Party, held May 29 as of 5:30PM in the Pavilion and on the terrace of the Port of Montréal’s Grand Quay, the Société de développement commercial du Vieux-Montréal (SDC Vieux-Montréal) invites the employees and employers of Old Montreal to come together and discover one another. With close to 500 guests in attendance, the Soirée will showcase Old Montreal’s businesses in a dynamic and vibrant setting.

The importance of getting to know your neighbours and your neighbourhood

Since one of the SDC’s core mandates is to fuel a strong sense of community and neighbourliness among the businesses it represents, social gatherings and member services will play a capital role in the organization’s 2018 action plan. Mario Lafrance, the CEO of the SDC Vieux-Montréal adds, “By allowing entrepreneurs, business owners, employees, and residents of the neighbourhood to meet each other, the SDC is paving the way for economic development through B2B meetings. On a daily basis, close to 40 000 people go to work in Old Montreal, so the act of reuniting people from the whole business community, from offices to restaurants to shops, is absolutely warranted.”

Moreover, the choice of location for this 6th edition is no coincidence. With summer on the horizon, the SDC chose this specific pier to give the business community a visual update on the now completed project to renew Old Montreal’s cruise ship terminal. Incidentally, the Montreal Port Authority has now made access to the river possible via an installation that was built to suit its visitors’ needs. The Port of Montreal’s Grand Quay, a new public space built on the Alexandra Pier, will now be part and parcel of the lives of Old Montreal’s employees, employers and residents.

Announcing the winners of the Visée locale entrepreneurial contest on Saint-Paul Street

The Soiré will also present the winners of the Visée locale entrepreneurial contest on Saint-Paul Street, as well as introduce the second part of the contest. This contest, organized by PME MTL Centre-Ville in collaboration with the SDC Vieux-Montréal (SDC), was made possible thanks to funding from the Ville de Montréal. This contest is part of the PR@M-Artères en chantier municipal program, which follows major infrastructure work that took place on Saint-Paul East Street.

More than 40 partners for this 6th edition

Over 40 of the district’s partners have accepted to join the celebrations on May 29. The following establishments will feature a host of activities such as food tastings and contests, as well as gift offers:

Restaurants and bars: Accords, Vivalia Bistro Express, Ikanos Restaurant, Restaurant Épik, Verses, Taverne Gaspar, Méchant Bœuf, Hà Restaurant, Comptoir 400, Maison Christian Faure, L’Amour du Pain, Flyjin, Boho, Auberge Saint-Gabriel, Bistro-Brasserie Les Sœurs Grises, Le Vin dans les Voiles, La Champagnerie;

Cultural institutions: Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal en Histoires, Phi Centre,  Centre d’histoire de Montréal;

Health / beauty centres: Salon Léopold, Atelier Coiffure & Esthétique, Dermalogica, O’GYM, Scandinave Spa Vieux-Montréal;

Retail outlets: Pepin Shop, Off the Hook, Harricana;

Hotel: Mariott Springhill Suites Old Montreal;

Activities and events: Mtl Zipline, Wold Press Photo, Tourisme Montréal;

Business offices and services: BLI Montréal, Espace Affaires Remax, Échange de Montréal, SpotEv;

The SDC would like to thank our many collaborators and suppliers without which this event could not be anywhere near as monumental, notably the Port of Montreal that will be hosting the SDC and its guests in a newly inaugurated location. The SDC would also like to thank Productions Six & Deux, Sweet Isabelle, Aveda and Pops-Art.



About the Soirée District Party – 6th edition

This event, created in 2013 by the SDC Vieux-Montréal, ultimately aims to promote neighbourliness between Old Montreal’s businesses, offices, employers, employees and residents, all while allowing them to discover dozens of the district’s establishments during a chic 5@7, 100% Old Montreal.

About the SDC Vieux-Montréal

The core mandate of the Société de développement commercial du Vieux-Montréal is to promote and encourage economic development throughout the district, while maintaining a sense of harmony within its business community. Through strategic initiatives and partnerships, the SDC strives to implement lucrative and unifying events for its 2 000 members and all of Old Montreal.

For more information:

Pascale Larouche, Public Relations
Thara Communications
514-666-9757 – Ext: 4

Fannie Pratte, Project & Communications Manager
SDC Vieux-Montréal
514-732-8685 – Ext : 101


During the Soirée, media outlets are invited to use the hashtag #soireedistrictparty and the handle @levieuxmontreal in their publications. For more information on the district and on projects organized by the SDC Vieux-Montréal, go to

Press release 

SDC Vieux-Montréal

The chief mandate of SDC Vieux-Montréal consists in bringing all of its members together and setting up a unified business unit.

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