The Îlots d’été Network, powered by Aire commune, offers free outdoor workspaces throughout the summer season. The facilities are specially designed for outdoor remote work and strategically positioned in various Montreal neighborhoods. This summer, our network includes 20 outdoor working spaces across Montreal and 2 stations d'été specially designed for outdoor meetings.
NEW – SUMMER 2023
Station CF, an outdoor meeting room free and open to all! This facility can accommodate up to 8 people and offers full functionality: High-speed WiFi, electricity, air conditioning and a whiteboard for brainstorming sessions.Learn more about Station CF
This project is powered by the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal with the support of the gouvernement du Québec, as part of the “I love working downtown” initiative. This project is also made possible thanks to the support of Cadillac Fairview, Fizz and Desjardins Group.
Montréal : capital of greendesking
Following its impressive success in recent years, the Îlots d’été Network continues to grow! In 2023, we're pushing back the boundaries of greendesking with 20 outdoor working spaces and 2 stations d'été specially designed for your outdoor meetings. Îlots d'été becomes the largest network of outdoor workspaces in North America and positions Montreal as a world leader in greendesking.
Aire commune is the first outdoor co-working and event site to be launched in North America. The Îlots d’été Network is the result of several years of expertise in outdoor workspace design.
The Îlots d’été Network 2023 is made possible thanks to the financial support of Fizz, Mouvement Desjardins and the Gouvernement du Québec.Find your work booth
To work well
New in 2023: Station CF! Free and open to all, this facility can accommodate up to 8 people and offers full functionality: High-speed WiFi, electricity, air conditioning and a whiteboard for brainstorming sessions.
Station Place Ville Marie
This year, Aire commune pushes the limits of greendesking with the implementation of the Station Place Ville Marie, which offers two heated and insulated meeting rooms, in order to provide an outdoor work experience, even in cool weather.
Pairing urban development and greendesking, the Îlots are small booths with powerful Wi-Fi, electricity, and integrated lighting that allow users to work outdoors safely. The Îlots are accessible for free, in self-service mode.
Why work outdoors?
Increased creativity, improved mental energy, diminished stress: there are many benefits to greendesking whether it is practised in a natural or urban setting.
- Combat the isolation and psychological distress of workers
- Beneficial for creativity and focus
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- A stimulating, lively environment