RTL AND THÉÂTRE DE LA VILLE UNITE TO PROMOTE CULTURE IN LONGUEUIL
Longueuil, October 7, 2015 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) and Théâtre de la Ville are proud to announce their partnership in an initiative to promote culture and public transit. As the official transit provider of numerous cultural events within the Agglomération, RTL is thrilled about its association with Théâtre de la Ville, a key player in the cultural scene on the South Shore.
“Once again, we delighted to be able to help residents access the major cultural events held in the Agglomération. Two of the performances during Théâtre de la Ville’s 2015-2016 season will be sponsored by RTL, under the banner Les Soirées illimitées du RTL—a nod to our transit fare that allows riders unlimited, low-cost evening travel throughout our network. For your evenings out, take public transit!,” emphasized Colette Éthier, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors.
Bernard Grandmont, Chairman of Théâtre de la Ville’s Board of Directors, added: “We are thrilled about this new partnership with the Réseau de transport de Longueuil, a major South Shore corporation that contributes to bringing culture to the community. We strongly encourage spectators to use public transit for Les Soirées illimitées du RTL!”
Théâtre de la Ville’s 2015-2016 season includes a rich and diverse line-up of some 65 performances for audiences of all ages. The partnership promotes the use of the transit fare to attend the shows by BET.E & STEF on November 12 and 14, and LES COWBOYS FRINGANTS on April 29, 2016, to be held at Salle Jean-Louis-Millette. The unlimited evening fare, valid starting at 6 p.m. daily, allows riders unlimited use of the RTL network for just $4.50.
Citizens can purchase the unlimited evening fare at the Théâtre’s box office, and at the RTL’s 80 points of sale.
For Théâtre de la Ville’s full program, visit www.theatredelaville.qc.ca, and for information about bus schedules and routes, visit the RTL’s website at www.rtl-longueuil.qc.ca.
About the RTL
The Réseau de transport de Longueuil is the main transit provider for individuals within the five cities that comprise the Agglomération de Longueuil. The third-largest public transit organization in Québec, it covers over 22,900,000 kilometres annually—the equivalent of 571 times around the Earth. With some 1,100 employees, RTL is a major employer that contributes to the economic vitality of the region.
Ever receptive to its users, RTL plays a key role in the lives of the people and the communities it serves by providing solutions that are efficient, innovative, and adapted to the evolving needs of its clientele. Improving quality of life for the citizens of the Agglomération de Longueuil is a top priority for RTL.
About Théâtre de la Ville
Théâtre de la Ville is a professional, multidisciplinary, metropolitan organization located on the Cégep Édouard Montpetit campus in Longueuil.
As the operator of a cultural complex, it is renowned for its innovative, artistic programming that encompasses a broad range of performing arts, over which the theatre has historically taken centre stage.
A key player in community cultural development, its target audience consists of residents of the Agglomération de Longueuil and the surrounding areas.
From left to right: Laurent Chevrot, Director of Innovation, Marketing and Partnership, RTL; Bernard Grandmont, Chairman, Théâtre de la Ville Board of Directors; Colette Éthier, Chairman, RTL Board of Directors; Danielle Bilodeau, Executive Director, Théâtre de la Ville.
Anne-Louise Milot, Public Affairs Advisor
Réseau de transport de Longueuil
450-442-8600, ext. 8145
Marie-Pier Turgeon, Communications and Marketing Director
Théâtre de la Ville
450-670-1611, ext. 222