On January 22, Space for Life will start the Ephemeral Forest, a community art project created near the Biodôme de Montréal and the Parc Olympique. The projects will collect discarded Christmas trees and bring them to the Stadium to “take root” and be decorated by locals and visitors alike.
As part of the Ephemeral Forest, everyone is invited to hang their wishes for the planet on tree branches. Once this collective art project is over, the trees will be turned into wood chips and sent to the Saint-Michel Environmental Complex which is home to Montréal's circus school.
The forest is the second phase of the The Space for Life / Pôle Maisonneuve, a $189 million dollar project spread over six years that will refurbish the east end of the city and create a large, prestigious, multipurpose urban park for visitors to enjoy natural surroundings.
Inside at the Biodome — Photo courtesy of Courtesy of Canadian Tourism Commission. Photo by Pierre St-JacquesThe Space for Life project include creating a Biodiversity Centre at the Jardin Botanique, in co-operation with the Université de Montréal, building the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, creating an Urban ecosystem at the Biodôme de Montréal and a Metamorphosis project at the Insectarium de Montréal. A Nature Museums Esplanade will link all the four institutions together.
Come and help decorate the forest at the Olympic Stadium.