Signature event

Celebrate Together

September 27, 2021 to September 29, 2021

Our community is built through the connections we make around campus and across the city every day. As we find our way in a new normal, we want to take a moment to reconnect safely with each other on campus & in our surrounding communities.

Join us during the week of September 27th for ‘Celebrate Together’ — a series of giveaways for students, staff and Montrealers. Let’s take this week to celebrate the 200 years of connections & positive impacts that McGillians have made across Montreal, Quebec, and the world.


Plants, coffees and cookies giveaway

The Bicentennial is an occasion to reflect on our past, but also look towards our future — and sustainability is at its core. We want to plant a seed in everyone’s mind that the power to affect change is in our hands. With McGill’s Office of Sustainability, we’re giving away 6,000 potted plants grown on the Macdonald campus farm to Montrealers, McGill students and staff (first come, first served!). Make your way to one of our distribution points at the downtown and Macdonald campuses with a valid McGill ID to get a free plant (Tradescantia or Tagetes) to care for.

Coffees and cookies will be handed out at the campus distribution points each day from 8:00 am – 10:00 am.

September 27th
Quartier des Spectacles – Maison du dévéloppement durable

On Monday, September 27th, to strengthen our connection with the downtown Montreal community, we’ll be giving out plants in front of the Maison du dévéloppement durable. (No ID necessary)

11:30 am – 2:00 pm | Plant distribution

11:30 am – 1:30 pm | Schulich School of Music ensemble performance

Address: 50 Saint-Catherine St W, Montreal, Quebec H2X 3V4


September 28th and 29th
Downtown and Macdonald campus

8:00am – 10:00 am | Coffees and cookies

11:30 am – 2:00 pm | Plant distribution

There will be limited quantities of plants, coffees and cookies available every day — stations will be open until 2 pm, or when supply runs out.

Refer to our maps:


Food trucks

Support local restaurants and grab your lunch from a food truck parked on campuses downtown and at Macdonald on September 28 and 29. Food trucks will be open from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.



COVID-19 protective measures and other instructions for receiving a good:
To get a plant, coffee or treat at any of our distribution points (on our campuses), you must present a valid McGill ID.
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