General Director, Quartier des Spectacles, Montreal
In 2009, Pierre Fortin became Executive Director of the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, the non-profit organization responsible for managing public spaces, programming activities and promoting the Quartier des Spectacles.
Mr. Fortin has extensive experience in management and communications in the public and private sectors. He has helped guide several organizations through periods of profound change, demonstrating leadership and vision that enabled him to develop and implement internal and external strategies to strengthen and improve each organization’s position.
After founding a community radio station, CIBL-FM, he worked in communications and marketing for a Canadian financial institution. As an employee of the Ville de Montréal, his roles included head of communications during public consultations on the city’s master plan, which helped him develop his vision of urban planning. Mr. Fortin created Bell Canada’s first communications unit focused on the business market, and was the company’s representative during the development of Montreal’s Quartier International, a mandate closely related to his interest in issues related to public space. As VP marketing for the Old Port of Montreal Corporation, he led the rebranding of the Montreal Science Centre and the Old Port. In that capacity, he also contributed to the development of guiding principles for the development of these public spaces and for the implementation of innovative cultural programming ideas.