Apply now to animate a section of the Summer Zone, presented by NCC Weekend Bikedays.

About Summer Zone

From July to September, the Summer Zone, presented by NCC Weekend Bikedays, will transform Queen Elizabeth Driveway into a lively, car-free space available 24 hours a day.

  • Location: Queen Elizabeth Driveway, from Somerset Street to Catherine Street (1 km)
  • Dates: July 1 to September 2, 2024
  • Times: Daily, with activities and staff onsite from 8 am to 8 pm (possible extension to 9 pm)

About the animation

The NCC is looking for partners and community members to help animate the space.

Community members, non-profit organizations and businesses can apply. Please fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

The Summer Zone focuses on the following themes:

  • Play (e.g. sports, games, health and wellness, family)
  • Culture (e.g. drawing classes, art fairs, live music)
  • Nature (e.g. environment, nature, wildlife)

However, the NCC is open to applications outside of these themes.

The activities will be spread across one kilometre of the Queen Elizabeth Driveway, from Somerset Street to Catherine Street. The area reserved for activities is five-metres wide, leaving the space closest to the canal clear for walking and biking (out of bounds for animation).

All activities must:

  • Be free to the public (no sales on site except for food operators)
  • Be managed by the applicant (including supervision and crowd control)
  • Be available in both official languages, English and French, equally (staff and signage)
  • Follow public health directives
  • Respect site capacity
The NCC will review applications and suggest space use based on the type of animation, expected attendance, site capacity, time of day, and nearby activities. Space availability is first come, first served.

Application form

Apply now to host activities in the Summer Zone, presented by NCC Weekend Bikedays. Please submit your request at least 7 days before the desired date of the activity.

Contact information

Animation, activity or event details

Preferred dates

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