Who are we? About
What is Esplanade?

Located in the heart of the Marconi-Alexandra (Mile-Ex) sector in Montreal, Esplanade is a unique place dedicated to the development and up-scaling of innovative practices related to social entrepreneurship and innovation in Quebec. Esplanade was developed as part of the À go, on change le monde! program at the Institut du Nouveau Monde. It is now proudly standing on its own feet!


Our mission? Gather and support an ambitious community of entrepreneurs, organizations and citizens to address together the unprecedented social, environmental and economic challenges of our time.


Esplanade is a community and an ecosystem that provides social innovators with the space, the services, the tools and the connections they need to develop their projects and amplify their impact.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has” – Margaret Mead

Our values
  • Ambition
  • Community
  • Collaboration
  • Open-mindedness
  • Determination
Our team

Esplanade is led by a dynamic and multidisciplinary team capable of addressing the many challenges of building a collaborative and coworking space.

Our passion? Design and create a living space, provide you with the necessary working tools and support you in the development of a professional network that will accelerate the success of your innovative social projects!

Our plans

Esplanade offers 50 desks that can be rented at reasonable rates to accommodate a wide variety of needs. No doubt you will find the ideal plan for your organization!