New social gathering space & event venue opens in the heart of Old Chelsea

Terrasse du Square is the place to be this summer
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May 1, 2024: Chelsea, QC — The Village of Old Chelsea, a prime tourism-recreation destination just a short distance from downtown Gatineau and Ottawa, welcomes first-time and returning visitors this summer with a major new attraction: Terrasse du Square.

Developed by the same community-minded business people behind the Old Chelsea Square group, the new, centrally located space promises to be the meet-up spot this summer, a place for sharing food, drink and good times while creating lasting memories.

Visitors to the festive, family-friendly Terrasse du Square can sit back and enjoy live, local entertainment, a weekly market, outdoor movies, soak up the sounds of a DJ, and strut their stuff during dance evenings. Programming to be announced soon! There is also a game area designated for pétanque, washer toss, jumbo Jenga and more.

A culinary fusion of snacks, full meals and drinks are available at Terrasse du Square thanks to a licensed outside kitchen with a difference: its tantalizing menu includes Korean, Mexican, Vietnamese and other dishes, mocktails and cocktails, soft-swirl ice cream and irresistible maple doughnuts.

Terrasse du Square’s warm, welcoming ambiance and exciting events, complement adjacent favorite destination establishments, Chelsea Pub, Biscotti & Cie Café, Distillerie du Square, La Petite Grocerie, and Les Lofts du Village, a boutique hotel.

Renowned for its friendly village atmosphere and its significant tourism-recreational initiatives, Old Chelsea also offers ready access to the natural splendour, hiking trails and other attractions of Gatineau Park.

“It’s been a work of love from start to finish, and the space, along with this summer’s programming, perfectly complements the overall project of Old Chelsea Square, capturing the wonderful community atmosphere that keeps visitors returning” says Manuela Teixeira, CEO and Co-owner, Square Old Chelsea.

Terrasse du Square opens on May 1, with a VIP/Media party on May 23 and a public grand opening celebration on June 6th.

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