C2 reinvents itself with dynamic new site at Grandé Studios

C2 team
C2 reinvents itself with dynamic new site at MTL Grandé Studios

Every year, without exception, the setting for C2 Montréal is reinvented to create the perfect playground for you to come and kick your ideas around in — and this year that reinvention has been taken up a notch. Or three.

We’re pleased to announce an entirely new, bigger and brighter venue for C2 Montréal at Grandé Studios in the neighbourhood of Pointe-Saint-Charles, situated in C2’s traditional stomping grounds in the city’s southwest and only a stone’s throw from downtown.


A site to behold

The new Grandé Studios venue reflects the continued growth and evolution of C2 Montréal, and will function as the site of the lively and vibrant C2 village, as it’s called.

It will feature, among many other things, lush green zones, intriguing art installations, a diversity of eating options, the popular Labs and Braindate Lounge, comfortable outdoor relaxation areas, Montreal’s famous food trucks, an intimate Cabaret space and the Agora, a large, multipurpose, amphitheatre-esque space full of state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment.

This new home is very much in keeping with C2’s penchant for reimagining historic, Industrial-Age architecture. Located on the grounds of the former Grand Trunk Railway yards and shops, the building housing Grandé Studios was erected in the mid-1850s and was at one point home to the largest train repair shop in Canada. A nod to commerce of the past as we look to the future.


A big place for big ideas

We can’t wait to share what C2 Montréal’s content, design and production teams have been working hard on all year, custom-building and curating a one-of-a-kind setting that encourages participants to learn, collaborate, connect and get their creative juices flowing.

Here are just a few highlights:

  • soaring 60-foot ceilings, huge windows and plenty of natural light
  • more than 200,000 square feet of space to spread out in
  • many different environments to explore
  • more sound-insulated, private settings
  • if the weather doesn’t cooperate, the entire event can be experienced indoors
  • and a fun fact: when it’s not hosting C2, the space is frequently the set of big-budget films such as the X-Men franchise

This May 22-24, come join us in a place where curiosity is the norm, risk is encouraged, being bold is celebrated and anything can happen. We look forward to seeing you there.


See — and experience — for yourself

Be a part of this exciting next step in the evolution of C2 — get your passes here.

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