This transition point between the modern hub and the peaceful historic city features some of Montréal’s most daring urban planning projects. Just north of the area named after the artist Jean-Paul Riopelle is one of his works, La Joute. Before his death in 2001, he asked that a circle of fire surrounds his sculpture and the fountain. At night, the dramatic effect of water, mist and lighting brings Riopelle's vision to life.
Due to work around the site of the sculptural fountain, no fountain performances will take place until May, 2014.