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INAUGURATION OF THE PLACE DES FESTIVALS - AN HISTORIC MOMENT FOR MONTREAL

September 9, 2009

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On September 7, several thousand citizens gathered for the GRAND BAISER, the inaugural event of the Place des Festivals.

All came to celebrate a dream come true. An impossible dream, developed by all the builders of the Quartier des spectacles; a place that responds to the needs of large-scale festivals, that gives medium-sized events an opportunity to increase their scale and that offers smaller festivals a home; and that creates a public space where Montrealers, visitors and tourists can relax.

Montreal now has a major public space to enhance its reputation and extend its reach. Developed by the firm of Daoust Lestage, this high-quality urban space will become the showcase of creative Montreal.

The Quartier des spectacles Partnership will maintain, manage and program the space with a host of cultural activities.

Watch a montage of highlights from the inauguration

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