Coming soon: A one-stop box office for Montreal

November 27, 2006

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Hailed by its advocates as an important element in the development of the Quartier des spectacles, the Vitrine culturelle de Montréal

will soon be realized, thanks to contributions of over $1 million from the ministère de la Culture et des Communications, the ministère des Affaires municipales et des Régions, the Ville de Montréal and Tourisme Montréal, announced yesterday at a press conference.

The Vitrine culturelle will be both a physical ticket window and a virtual kiosk, giving visitors an overview of cultural happenings and a place to buy full-price or reduced-rate tickets, along the lines of TKTS in New York City. As a hub for information and promotion, it will help reinforce the position of the Quarier des spectacles while taking its natural position as a cultural engine for the Montreal region.

The Vitrine culturelle will be located on Sainte-Catherine Street, in a former ice cream parlor in Place des Arts, at the heart of the Quartier des spectacles.

Read the Vitrine culturelle press release.