Created by MTL 24/24, the Night Council is a concertation table focussing on Montreal’s nightlife issues, in which 12 Montreal citizens contribute to a dynamic and benevolent development of the city’s nocturnal activites. Its mission is to facilitate the creation of public policies adapted to the realities of nocturnal economic and cultural activities.

Its mandate is to:
1- offer, on its own initiative or at the request of the City of Montreal, advice and opinions on any matter relating to Montreal nightlife and submit recommendations;
2- solicit opinions, receive and hear representations from any person or group on issues relating to the concerns of nightlife users;
3- create working committees to advance projects.

The Night Council is divided into four committees dealing with various business and community networks of Montreal’s nightlife urban ecosystem.

Nocturnal lifestyle committee

Jess Reia, researcher, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal (CIRM), McGill University
Jonathan Rouleau, doctoral candidate – Communications McGill
Joel Lavoie, master’s degree candidate, University of Quebec at Montreal

Health, Security, Diversity and Inclusion committee

Lola Baraldi, cofounder – MTL
Sami Ghzala, project manager in civic participation
Julie-Soleil Messon, project manager – Association des intervenants en dépendance du Québec (AIDQ)

Festivals and events committee

Salima Bouaraour, fouding member, president and co-manager – CKKrecords
Vincent Lemieux, programmer – Festival MUTEK
Mokrane Ouzane, founding member – Illusion Festival, program coordinator – Quartier des spectacles

Clubs, cultural bars and venues committee

Janick Langlais, founding member – Coop Katacombes
Christian Pronovost, DJ, producer and creative consultant
Malick Touré, founding member and general manager – Ausgang Plaza