Luminous Pathway

The essence of the Quartier des spectacles’ visual identity, the Luminous Pathway showcases the area’s rich offering. More than 30 public spaces and cultural venues are illuminated.

The Luminous Pathway has three elements:

1. Architectural video projections

Thursday to Sunday from sunset to 11 p.m*.
When night falls over the city, the various building façades illuminate and become the backdrop for original works all year long. New video projections are presented regularly.

*Except during certain events.


MAPP_MTL, the Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles and the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec jointly present the Fantastic Landscapes projection. This will be a monumental collaborative work created by children during four workshops that took place at La Hutte, a digital design lab at the Grande Bibliothèque Espace Jeunes during the month of September, under the direction of the illustrator Marc-Olivier Lamothe. From a digital tablet, the children will have created various elements related to the themes of the jungle, the ocean and the galaxy, thus contributing to the design of three colorful and original landscapes. The Landscapes which will be projected onto the facade of the Grande Bibliothèque.

Practical Informations

  • Up to November 7 until january 26
  • On the façade of the Grand Bibliothèque
  • Sunset to midnight


Luminothérapie — 10th edition
A Gentilhomme creation

© Ulysse Lemerise - OSA

Celebration means amazing surprises, music and dancing! POPO, POPUP, POPLI, POPETTE, POPOTIN, POPER, POPIE ET POPU are eight fantastical creatures who love to party. Five of them are waiting for you at Place des Festivals to entice them to leave their mysterious luminous monoliths for an electrifying fiesta. The architectural projection is starring all of the POP! creatures.

Practical Informations

  • From November 28 to January 26
  • Pavillon Président-Kennedy at UQAM
  • Daily from nightfall to midnight

Trouve bob

© Martine Doyon

Trouve Bob is a massive animated game that uses the city as a screen. It will give Montreal’s winter the same liveliness and colour as its summer festival season by reimagining the popular game Where’s Waldo?

The Quartier des Spectacles projection façades will light up with the fantastical world of a nutty character accompanied by an odd assortment of adorable companions. The public will be asked to find Bob, lurking somewhere in the outlandish background of the dynamic scene.

Practical Informations

  • From December 5 to January 26, 2020
  • Metro Saint-Laurent
  • Thursday to Sunday from nightfall to midnight

2. Shared lighting signature

Two rows of red dots light up the sidewalk in front of each location, creating a vibrant urban landscape while identifying the different cultural venues. A playful nod to the classic red carpet and the Quartier’s Red Light era, the novel lighting evokes the electric vibe of Sainte-Catherine Street, the Quartier’s axis of discovery.

3. Architectural lighting

Individualized architectural lighting highlights the façades of more than 20 buildings and sites, throwing their features into dramatic relief. The lighting captures the personality and unique character of each architectural canvas.