Montréal en Lumière : Notice to residents 2020

Notice to residents and workers in Quartier des Spectacles: Montréal en lumière

From February 20 to March 1st, 2020
Place des Festivals

MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE is one of the largest winter festivals in the world, an annual celebration registering one million festival site visits from fans experiencing the joy of Montreal wintertime through a unique program combining performing arts, gastronomy, free outdoor family activities, and a full night of exquisitely original discoveries!


In order to prepare the site and provide a safe, enjoyable experience for visitors, it will be necessary to prevent vehicles from using certain streets on certain dates:

From February 6, 7am to March 6, 6pm:

  • Ste Catherine O. street between de Bleury and St Urbain
  • Balmoral between de maisonneuve O. and Ste Catherine O.
  • De Maisonneuve O. between de Bleury and Jeanne Mance
  • Mayor between Balmoral and de Bleury - Local traffic only from De Bleury to 336, Mayor Street (delivery bay of Wilder Espace Danse)
  • Jeanne Mance between René Levesque and De Maisonneuve O. _Local traffic only from René-Lévesque to 1255, Jeanne-Mance Street (hotel landing dock) _

From February 15, 7am to March 6, 6pm:

  • Boul. de Maisonneuve O. between St Urbain and Jeanne Mance
  • Jeanne Mance between De Maisonneuve O. and Président Kennedy


  • Setup will take place From February 6, 7am to February 19, 6pm
  • Teardown will take place From From March 1, 11pm to March 6, 6pm.

SOUND and Lighting CHECKS

In order to present high-quality shows, Montréal en Lumière team will perform sound and lighting checks at various times during the period indicated:

  • February 16, 17, 18 from 8am to 8pm
  • February from 1pm to 11pm (Plongeon stage and Energir stage)
  • February 20, 21, 27, 27 from 3pm to 5pm (Plongeon stage and Energir stage)
  • February 22, 23, 29 and March 1 from 12pm (Plongeon stage and Energir Stage)


Activities will be held from:

  • February 20, 21, 27, 28 from 5pm to 11pm
  • February 22, 23 and March 1 from 2pm to 11pm
  • February 29 (Nuit Blanche) from 2pm to 3am


For a detailed schedule of outdoor performances, please visit Montréal en Lumière to check the complete schedule of the activities on our outdoor site.


To ensure a safe environment for all and to respect obligations related to public gatherings, certain rules must be followed on the outdoor site during event hours.


The event organizers care about the quality of life of local residents and businesspeople, and will strive to minimize any and all potential negative impacts of holding the event in the Quartier.

The organizers thank their neighbours in advance for their invaluable cooperation and remind them that they should feel free to send any questions, comments or suggestions at:

  • Contact for the festival : 514 288-9955 • 1 855 864-3737 (1-85 LUMIÈRES)
  • at 311 to contact the city’s Accès Montréal service.

Please note that schedules included in this notice are subject to change without notice.


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.