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Voices of the Quartier des spectacles

Voices of the Quartier des Spectacles is a window on the people and places that make Montreal’s cultural heart beat. From festivals to performance venues, from restaurants to avant-garde art. Every week, you’re invited to discover the city’s liveliest square kilometre!

Six perspectives on Les Jardins Gamelin

  • 24
  • August
  • 2016

There’s still time to enjoy Les Jardins Gamelin, this downtown oasis, summer is held over until October 2. Experience the gardens every day – and each day is completely different from the last

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A unique, cliché-free experience at the Fashion & Design Festival

  • 15
  • August
  • 2016

The conventional “Fashion Week” approach to fashion festivals, popular worldwide, is getting a makeover. More and more of the industry’s big names are staging their runway shows in unusual venues and even outdoors. Why? To make fashion more accessible for everyone

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The Montreal First Peoples Festival: a global gathering

  • 1
  • August
  • 2016

Reggae by Shauit, a compelling film by Dan Taulapapa McMullin, the colourful works of Riel Benn. As different as they are from one another, these artists’ works are inspired by tradition without rejecting modern influences

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JFL’s mission : Make people happy!

  • 19
  • July
  • 2016

That is the three-word mantra that has defined Just for Laughs and Juste pour rire for over three decades. Until July 31, the 34th edition of the twin festivals take over Montreal with giggles, galas, parades and more

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Fantasia: 20 years of wild and crazy movies!

  • 14
  • July
  • 2016

Directors and actors attending Fantasia for the first time are always amazed: audiences at this festival are intensely focused on the films. Naturally, the filmmakers come away wanting to return to Montreal as soon as possible

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8 ways to make the most of Zoofest & OFF-JFL

  • 7
  • July
  • 2016

“There’s no excuse for people to miss Zoofest & OFF-JFL, even if they’re taking two weeks of vacation, since the festival lasts 24 days,” says programming director Fannie Bissonnette. “Ours is the longest – and I hope funniest – festival in North America!”

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The circus is coming to Les Jardins Gamelin!

  • 6
  • July
  • 2016

The new free production from the MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE festival is set to make some noise. From July 7 to 17, in the heart of Les Jardins Gamelin, 30 acrobats will be accompanied by as many citizens, all working together to put on an amazing show for you.

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The many faces of jazz

  • 29
  • June
  • 2016

There are traditional jazzmen and women. There are bands that take jazz inspirations into uncharted territory. There are seasoned old-timers, and there are youngsters who are just starting out.

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A walk through the Quartier des Spectacles

  • 21
  • June
  • 2016

Experience a free walking tour of the Quartier des Spectacles through the eyes of a participant, Xavier K. Richard. This two-and-a-half hour excursion will astonish you as it explores the past and present of Montreal’s most cultural square kilometre.

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Open-air movies: stars above, stars on-screen

  • 14
  • June
  • 2016

What could be better than a movie theatre with no walls and a starry sky above? The Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) is back for an 11th season of Downtown Screenings Under the Stars, with outdoor movies in Place de la Paix.

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