This summer, downtown has the means to fulfill its ambitions and is multiplying its large-scale projects. Starting June 4, the Quartier des spectacles invites the public from Montreal and surrounding areas to participate in the revival of Montreal and to discover the wonders of downtown: Les aventures du coeur de l'île.
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!
The warm weather is back and the curfew is over. It’s the ideal time to get some fresh air and a fresh take on the Quartier des Spectacles! We asked a few photographers who are familiar with the Quartier to tell us about some of their favourite spots.
Concert halls and theatres are finally open again, with a compelling and safe set of options. Here’s a look at a few of this spring’s live entertainment highlights – get ready for some great shows capped with joyous standing ovations! (Reading time: 3 min.)
There’s still a bit of winter left, but the first signs of spring are already bringing some warmth to the world of culture: museums and galleries, which have been closed to the public since the fall, are reopening to offer you stimulating – and safe – experiences. (Reading time: 3 min.)
Even during his first encounter with the OSM, in 2018, the chemistry was obvious. His almost mystical connection with the Montreal musicians, combined with a stellar résumé, made Rafael Payare a natural choice to take the orchestra’s helm from Kent Nagano. (Reading time: 4 min.)
This winter, the Quartier gives you some great reasons to spend time outdoors. Until March 14, visitors will find Luminothérapie | Cœur battant, a whole series of interactive installations, as well as a short sound and light show called the Moment cœur battant. (Reading time: 3 mins.)
Fall has always been film season in the Quartier, and it still is – this year your favourite festivals are adapting to circumstances by moving most of their activities online to satisfy all your cinematic cravings. Overview. (Reading time: 3 min.)
Thanks to takeout and delivery, you can take the restaurants of the Quartier des Spectacles home with you. Have your fill of your favourite dishes, or try some new ones. Bon appétit! (Reading time: 2 min.)
While we wait for our favourite cultural venues to reopen, here are some recommendations for online cultural activities, as well as a pair of walks through the Quartier, to keep culture close to our hearts. (reading time: 3min)