projects - Halo Trois-Rivières


To stimulate the district and its businesses, Halo Trois-Rivières is working on numerous projects in collaboration with the ecosystem players. Awareness of entrepreneurship, mobilizing partnerships, improvement of the living environment, support for businesses and startups; one project does not wait for the other! Here are some who are currently buzzing in the district…

Halo Quartier Général

Halo Trois-Rivières has its own office at the corner of des Forges and Royale streets, in the heart of the district.

As well as housing the IDE Trois-Rivières team that manages the project, this site will be the meeting place for downtown creatives via event programming, brainstorming workshops, co-creation sessions, and much more.

Carré de la Fosse : outdoor public space

Steeped in history, this heritage site was, in 1815, the first public space built outside the fortified village of Trois-Rivières. Thought by and for the community, le Carré de la Fosse comes back to life, nearly 200 years later.

The City of Trois-Rivières, in collaboration with several players including 100 degrés and Halo Trois-Rivières, decided last fall to revive it differently from a traditional park. Culture Trois-Rivières, La Brouette, La Démarche des premiers quartiers, La Corporation des événements de Trois-Rivières and Trois-Rivières Centre mobilized around the project.

Le Carré hosts and spontaneously proposes events, community gardens, playgrounds, dining areas and works of art, among others.

Open-air laboratory for tourism startups

Trois-Rivières will host an open-air experimentation laboratory for startups in the heart of downtown. The Tourism and Halo teams at Innovation et Développement économique Trois-Rivières are joining forces to co-develop this pilot project in collaboration with downtown and regional stakeholders.

Downtown Trois-Rivières will open its doors to this innovation project to enable startups in tourism, culture and entertainment to experiment with their products and services in various businesses, attractions and cultural events. The testbed will improve the offer and the attractiveness of the latter and give access to return on investment measures for young companies, an important lever for their development.

Downtown has been identified as a playground for its great ability to innovate and accommodate new ideas and technologies.

Food Innovation Center

In 2024, downtown Trois-Rivières will host its food innovation center in the industrial building occupied since 1904 by Germain et Frère.

Born from a reflection on the contribution of food to the sustainable planning of the territory and the strengthening of complete and quality living environments, this “food hub” aims to set up – in one place – a food system of proximity and to offer fresh and low-processed food for consumers and the catering market.