Aire Commune launches two outdoor meeting rooms in Montreal

In June, Aire commune launched Station d’été, an outdoor workspace on Place Ville Marie’s Esplanade PVM, in Montreal. The free exhibition features two bright meeting rooms installed in glass containers, with an exterior work patio.

Photo credit: Raphaël Thibodeau

Photo credit: Raphaël Thibodeau

This initiative is a way to revitalize the downtown area and to invite workers to make the spaces their own, in keeping with the vision of Nouveau Centre, Ivanhoé Cambridge’s experiential destination.

Groups of eight fit in these streamlined spaces, and includes Wi-Fi, power outlets, TV, air conditioning, integrated greening. Located in the heart of Montreal’s business district, Station d’été proved to be very popular among workers of the area.

  • More than 400 bookings over the summer of 2022;
  • Nearly 10,000 visitors; 
  • Occupancy rate of more than 65%. 

Station d’été is part of the Îlots d’été network, a creation of Aire commune. The organization became involved in green-desking in 2017, and has since activated a network of 40 outdoor workspaces. It was immediately a huge success, attracting nearly 30,000 users the first year. As such, the network doubled in size this year, and is now the largest outdoor workspace network in North America.