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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!

When Silence Replaces the Crowds

  • 28
  • May
  • 2020

Photographer Ulysse Lemerise has captured the Quartier, deprived of its usual cultural effervescence. These images inspired the words of poets Carl Bessette, Amélie Prévost and Jean-Christophe Réhel. (Reading time: 3 min.)

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All eyes on OFFTA... online!

  • 22
  • May
  • 2020

OFFTA, a great annual showcase of the living arts, has tackled a seemingly impossible challenge for its 14th edition: an all-online program. From May 22 to 32 (sic!), the event will be an experimental platform. Here are five must-see performances!(Reading time: 3 min.)

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20 Quartier restaurants that will cook for you

  • 22
  • May
  • 2020

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.)

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Nothing can stop the Accès Asie Festival!

  • 14
  • May
  • 2020

Thanks to the Accès Asie Festival, Montreal has emerged as a North American hub for Asian culture. Artistic director Khosro Berahmandi looks back on the first 25 years of the event. (Reading time: 4 min.)

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