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THE QUARTIER DES SPECTACLES BLOG

The blog 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!

10 great cafés in the Quartier des Spectacles

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  • January
  • 2023

Winter is the ideal time to explore some new cafés – they’re perfect for enjoying a good book, working or spending time with friends and colleagues. Not sure where to grab a hot or cold drink with your friends the next time you’re in the Quartier des Spectacles?

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Dive into lac Tranquille in the Quartier des Spectacles

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  • December
  • 2022

Until March 5, 2023, a new interactive experience on the Esplanade Tranquille skating rink, Au bord du lac Tranquille, takes you on a dreamlike journey into the heart of Quebec’s distinctive Nordic character. Lace up your skates and dive into a magical aquatic world!

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The RIDM marks a quarter century!

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  • November
  • 2022

The Montreal International Documentary Festival, one of North America’s largest events of its kind, is celebrating its 25th anniversary! The RIDM will show more than 150 Canadian and international documentaries, accompanied by some special activities, until November 27. (Reading time: 3 min.)

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8 festivals for your November calendar

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  • November
  • 2022

November has some great entertainment options for moviegoers and music lovers: 3 film festivals and 5 musical events will be rocking the halls of the Quartier des Spectacles! Follow the guide to find out about some of the festivals you won't want to miss. (Reading Time: 4 min.)

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6 Halloween thrills & chills in the Quartier!

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  • October
  • 2022

The year’s spookiest holiday, Halloween, is lurking just around the corner! You’ll find an activity for every taste in the Quartier des Spectacles. (Reading time : 2 min.)

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22 events for this cultural season

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  • September
  • 2022

The cultural season is breathtaking in Montreal and it’s going full tilt in the Quartier des Spectacles, with its 30 performance venues! (Reading time: 5 min.)

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Four festivals for the long weekend!

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  • August
  • 2022

The Festival JOAT, the Estival du nouveau cinéma, the Festival DISTRIX and the Festival MEG Montréal will animate the Quartier des spectacles with dance, cinema, urban art and electronic music. You'll be spoiled for choice during your Labour Day weekend! (Reading time : 3 min.)

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Making connections with Jardins suspendus

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  • August
  • 2022

From August 25 to 28, Place de la Paix in the Quartier des Spectacles will host Jardins suspendus, an interactive installation and contemporary and aerial dance performance. (Reading time : 3 min.)

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