Kiosque Alimentaire / Friday Hang

The Roulant hosts a weekly Kiosque alimentaire / Friday Hang from June to October on the public space of the Terrasses Roy in front of the building.

Join your community every Friday from 4-6pm for the solidarity soup kitchen and vegetable sales, volunteering in the gardens, and karaoke the first Friday of every month!

  • When: Fridays from June 14 to October 25, 2024
    • On June 14, there will be a soup service only
    • The Carte proximité will be accepted starting July 5
    • Karaoke the first Friday of every month
  • What time: 4 to 6 PM
  • Where: the public space of the Terrasses Roy, 111 Roy Street East
Why the Friday Hang?

Urban agriculture at Santropol Roulant is not exempt from contributing to eco-gentrification* in the neighbourhood, quite the contrary. Ever since the arrival of the rooftop garden in 2011 (seen exclusively from the new condos), and since the recent development of Terrasses Roy, the hidden impact of these developments has given us food for thought. This is how the Kiosque Alimentaire / Friday Hang was born in 2023: an approach that invites and includes rather than excludes.

The overarching goal of the events is to create a better social mix by being more inclusive to people of all socio-economic statuses and situations in our backyard. Above all, it is an invitation to a friendly, inclusive, and intergenerational space.  

*Eco-gentrification: greening interventions in lower-income neighbourhoods, which lead to social demographic changes, including the displacement or social exclusion of lower-income people. (according to the Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec)

More details
Soup kitchen (4:00 – 6:00 PM)Soup prepared by staff and volunteers
Served free of charge / pay-what-you-can*
Leftovers are donated to our community partner in this project Plein Milieu
Vegetable & egg sales (4:00 – 6:00 PM)Vegetables from the Roulant’s agricultural sites & eggs from the Ferme coopérative aux champs qui chantent
Payment methods: cash, debit/credit card, and the Carte proximité, a food stamps project by the Carrefour solidaire CCA. Consult the map to find organisations near you that distribute and accept the card.

Pay-it-forward vegetable & egg bank: an initiative where you can either pay extra for vegetables & eggs as a donation to the next person’s purchase, or to benefit from these donations yourself – similar to the more commonly known model of paying it forward with cup of coffee
Karaoke (4:00 – 6:00 PM)Free karaoke the first Friday of each month: July 5, August 2, September 6, October 4
Volunteering (4:30 – 6:30 PM in the gardens and 3:30 to 6:30 PM for soup service)Volunteers who have scheduled a shift as well as drop-ins are welcome
Children are welcome.
Tasks: gardening, soup kitchen support (food service, clean up)
Call us at (514) 284-9335 to sign up and/or to register as a new volunteer
How to participate?

There are many ways to get involved! You can take part through any combination of these things:

  1. Come and hang out. We strive for the Terrasses Roy to be full of life, plants and activities that bring people together and create a welcoming community. 
  2. Check out the services on offer, from the free homemade soup to the vegetable kiosk, featuring local veggies from the Roulant Farm and more.
  3. Drop in to garden with us, whether for a couple minutes or a couple hours. Anyone can join us in caring for this space and learning about the plants and vegetables grown there. No experience required! 
  4. Sign up for a volunteer shift either in the gardens or to help with the soup service by calling 514-284-9335, or signing up as new volunteer below.   
  5. Spread the word to those who might benefit from the services on offer, or appreciate hanging out.

Thanks to our community partners:

This project is supported by the Plateau-Mont-Royal district