Taking stock of noise at Parc Jean-Drapeau: The freedom of some ends where the freedom of others begins… but where does Mayor Coderre’s end?
On September 23 and 24, the residents of Saint-Lambert were, once again, disturbed by noise coming from Parc Jean-Drapeau. That weekend was part of Piknic Électronik Montréal 2017’s regular schedule, and it saw several thousand Lambertans adversely affected.
“Instead of being able to enjoy the last days of summer outdoors in peace and tranquility, many of our residents saw their weekend ruined by the constant, booming noise coming from Parc Jean-Drapeau that lasted through the afternoon and until approximately 11 p.m. This demonstrates a lack of consideration and respect for our population,” said Alain Dépatie, mayor of Saint-Lambert.
While the initial program had indicated that the last event of the 15th edition of Piknic Électronik Montréal would be held on September 24, wrapping up the 2017 summer program, it appears that a special edition of Piknic Électronik Montréal is now scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 1, from 2 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The mayor of Saint-Lambert is therefore inviting Lambertans to file a complaint directly with the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau. As he says, “There is no reason to believe that the noise level from this event will be any lower. In fact, on the contrary, we are afraid that once again our residents will be adversely impacted. I therefore invite anyone wishing to do so to register a complaint directly with the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau to put a stop to this flagrantly disrespectful behaviour.”