Gym culturel

Last updated September 6, 2022
Address
3819 Avenue Calixa-Lavallée
Montréal, QC H2L 3A7

Housed in the Centre Culturel Calixa-Lavallée, the Gym culturel is a 50-square-metre multipurpose space accessible free of charge (mandatory registration or reservation).

Description

The Gym culturel plays host to free artistic activities, including by professionals, and fosters ties between practicing and amateur artists.

All the artists and non-profit cultural organizations in the borough are invited to practice their art, get motivated, and further strengthen and develop their abilities in the artistic discipline of their choice, individually or as part of a group. 

Events at the gym

You can find the gym’s Fall lineup right here (at page 28).

Also, be on the lookout for public activities at the gym via this page as well as the Plateau’s newsletter. For the libraries activities, click here. For events at the maison de la culture, it’s here.

To book and use the gym

All artists and non-profit cultural organizations in the borough are invited to come and practice, motivate, strengthen themselves and develop their abilities in their favorite artistic discipline, individually or in groups.

You are a professional artist or a cultural Non Profit Organization?

You can use and book time at the gym. 

The Gym culturel is also a gathering place that offers occasional cultural programming, including knowledge-sharing activities with experts, with the goal of forging ties between amateur and professionals practitioners. Learn about the public activities on this page or in the borough newsletter.

Equipment

Regulations

  • The cultural (artistic) gym is a space dedicated to the development and reinforcement of artistic practices, individually or in groups. 
  • Access is free and open to all between 3 and 7 p.m., seven days a week.
  • Professional artists and cultural non-profits may reserve periods of use between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and between 7 and 10 p.m. (first come, first served) 
  • When there is no active reservation, the room is accessible to all.
  • It is forbidden to bring food or alcohol to the Gym culturel.
  • Users are required to respect the public health measures in force at all times. 

During the open access period:

  • Users can enter and leave at will and use the space for their personal practice, respecting the rules of cohabitation and other users;
  • Users who arrive on site while another activity or practice is in progress must fit into the space without disturbing any activity already in progress;
  • If an activity already in progress uses the entire space or does not allow for cohabitation with other activities, users must respect the first-come, first-served rule and give priority to the activity in progress;
  • At the end of a one-hour period of use, users must leave the space and make room for new users;
  • If cohabitation is possible with the new users, they can all stay in the space for a new period;
  • A user who had the exclusive use of the space for a period because he used the whole space or because his practice could not cohabit with other practices is required to leave his place to the next user, based on the order of arrival in the space;
  • If the period is followed by a scheduled activity or a reserved period, all users must leave the premises at the end of the period.

During the period of use by prior reservation (professional artists and cultural NPOs):

  • Users who have reserved a period have exclusive use of the space for the period in question.
  • Users can book a maximum of 10 one-hour periods per month.
  • Periods can be booked up to one month in advance.
  • Periods can be booked at the latest 5 p.m. the day before.
  • Users must leave the space once the reserved period is over.
  • Users wishing to reserve more than the 10 periods allowed have the option of proposing an activity open to the public in exchange for additional periods or renting other spaces at the Calixa-Lavallée cultural centre, through Art Neuf.
  • In the absence of a reservation or scheduled public activity, the space in the cultural gym automatically becomes available for open access.

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Changing table
  • Drinking fountain
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Washroom

Accessibility

  • Wheel-chair accessible

Directions

Gym culturel
3819 Avenue Calixa-Lavallée
Montréal, QC H2L 3A7