The Cathedral Gardens
Concept oriented towards the combination of historic gardens (to reveal traces of the past), rest areas (gardens of discovery) and landscaped paths (walkways).
Gardens of Contemplation
On this site once stood a great elm tree. According to oral tradition, Samuel de Champlain used to meet with the Indigenous peoples under its branches and learn from them. We wish to create a place of health and peace, a meeting place where people of all origins and beliefs will be welcome for generations to come.
Low vegetation (hedge and trees) framing the forecourt and directing vehicles towards the parking lot. Unobstructed central aisle highlighting the cathedral and allowing car access.
Large raised wooden deck with movable chairs and tables. Painted steel and natural wood pavilion. The secondary structure allows plants (vines) to climb there throughout the summer, creating plays of light and shadow. The gable roof recalls the shape of old greenhouses in English gardens.
Open area with urban furniture allowing the holding of various activities. Secondary path laid out in shrubs and bushes, along Rue Sainte-Anne.