In compliance with updated directives from the government of Quebec, theatres, museums, movie theatres, libraries, restaurants and bars everywhere in Montreal are closed until October 28, 2020, inclusively.

While we wait to meet again, we hope you will make culture an important part of your life with the many activities available online.

Getting to the Quartier des spectacles

The Quartier des spectacles is bordered by Saint-Hubert, City Councillors and Sherbrooke streets, and René-Lévesque Boulevard. Within this area, you will find 3 metro stations, 10 bus lines, 15 BIXI stations and 8 indoor parking lots.

Access for people with reduced mobility is available on-site. Please view the websites of the venues and events for further details.


To receive advance notice of street closures in the Quartier des Spectacles.


Residents and workers informations

Survey : Le bruit dans la ville

The Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles collaborate with Sounds in the City research team at McGill University invites you to participate in an online survey as part a research project. With this survey we aim to get a sense of the expectations that people who work, live and visit the area of the Quartier des Spectacles have in terms of the sound environment in the neighborhood. The results of this survey will be used to inform recommendations for improving current Montreal noise management strategies.

Please click on this link to access the survey and share your opinion on the 2019 festival season.

The survey will take 20 to 30 minutes to complete. Your answers are anonymous and you are free to withdraw from participation in any point of this process.

The Sounds in the City project is conducted by a research team at McGill University, in collaboration with École de Technologie Supérieure and with the Quartier des spectacles, under the supervision of Prof. Catherine Guastavino (, McGill School of Information Studies) and has been approved by the McGill ethics committee (REB # 65-0619). For additional information on the project research team, visit . This research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

Redevelopment of Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest between Rue De Bleury and Rue Mansfield

Beginning of April until the fall of 2020.
End of phase 1 work : fall 2021.

PHASE 1 : With just a single traffic lane, bordered by broader sidewalks and re-greened with the addition of numerous trees, Montréal’s iconic commercial strip will place pedestrians at the heart of the public space. This major thoroughfare will connect the different public places around it, including the Place des Festivals, the square in front of St. James United Church, Square Phillips, and Avenue McGill College. Phase 1 of the project will also include work on Square Philips, Place du Frère-André and the adjacent streets.

As well, existing green spaces will be consolidated to increase plant cover and create cool spaces for Montrealers during the heat of summer. This major street, which can be made pedestrian-only depending on the time of year and events, will become one of Montréal's star sites!

More information here. In french only

Wider sidewalks between Saint-Alexandre and De Bleury streets

Starting this summer, resurfacing work between Saint-Alexandre and De Bleury streets gave pedestrians access to new wider sidewalks finished in concrete pavers with granite curbs. To avoid damaging the curbs during snow removal operations, the roadway will be temporarily flush with the sidewalks this winter. Snow-removal bollards marking the border between curb and roadway have been installed every six metres to keep pedestrians safe.

Plan your travels

Getting here by metro and by bus

The green and orange lines stop at the Quartier des spectacles. There are three metro stations:

Berri-UQAM Metro (orange and green lines)
Saint-Laurent Metro (green line)
Place-des-Arts Metro (green line)

The Quartier can also be reached by 10 bus lines.

North-south direction

55 Boulevard Saint-Laurent (all-night bus 363)
80 Avenue du Parc (all-night bus 365)
129 Côte-Sainte-Catherine
435 Express Du Parc/Côte-des-Neiges
30 Saint-Denis/Saint-Hubert

East-west direction

15 Sainte-Catherine
125 Ontario
427 Express Saint-Joseph
715 Vieux-Montréal/Vieux-Port

From the airport

747 Aéroport Montréal-Trudeau/Centre-ville

Getting here by bike

There are four stations downtown, including one at Place des Arts, at the corner of Président-Kennedy and Jeanne-Mance. Park your bike for free, in a clean and safe place. For more information, visit Destination Centre-ville

With its bike paths and 15 BIXI stations, the Quartier is easily accessible by bike.

Bike paths

Saint-Urbain/René-Lévesque (north-south)
Boulevard De Maisonneuve (east-west)

View map of Montreal’s bike paths

Locking up your bike

You can use bike racks on Clark Street at the corner of Sainte-Catherine. If you’d rather leave your bike indoors, there are racks for this purpose in the underground parking lot of Complexe Desjardins (Jeanne-Mance Street entrance). It’s absolutely free!

During festivals, bike racks are set up close to the venues.

To take a BIXI bike, view the station map >.

Parking in the Quartier

You can park on the surrounding streets, in accordance with the restrictions in effect, or at indoor and outdoor paid parking lots.

Indoor parking:

Place des Arts
Complexe Desjardins
Grande Bibliothèque (BAnQ)
UQAM (3)
Cégep du Vieux Montréal
Parking at Delta Hotels

View the map and parking rates