OSM Classical Spree

Notice to residents and workers in Quartier des Spectacles: OSM Classical Spree

From August 9 to 11, 2019
Sainte-Catherine Street

The OSM invites you to the 8th edition of its Classical Spree, held in a perfect summer setting for festivities and gatherings. This one-of-a-kind festival in North America features 31 indoor concerts in addition to a multitude of free activities – and as many opportunities to discover classical music in new ways.

Free participative activities will be held on Sainte-Cathrerine Street. Place des Arts as well as Complexe Desjardins will be host of venue concerts as well as free performances and activities.


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 Thursday, August 8 until Monday, August 12:

  • Sainte-Catherine Street between Jeanne-Mance Street and Saint-Urbain Street


  • Setup will take place Thursday, August 8 from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Teardown will take place Sunday, August 11 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Monday, August 12 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m..


In order to present high-quality shows, the OSM Classical Spree team will perform sound checks at various times during the period indicated:

  • August 9 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • August 10 from 10 a.m. to 21 p.m.
  • Auguts 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Activities will be held from:

  • August 9 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • August 10 from 10 a.m. to 21 p.m.
  • Auguts 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


For a detailed schedule of outdoor performances, please visit OSM Classical Spree 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 : Simon Ouellette 514 840-7400, poste 7452
  • at 311 to contact the city’s Accès Montréal service.

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