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 Saturday 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.

the Fantastic Landscapes

From Thursday to Saturday, until March 28, the façade of the Grande Bibliothèque will light up with 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.

© Kanae Nobori

Practical Informations

  • Until April 25, 2020
  • On the façade of the Grande Bibliothèque
  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from nightfall to 10 p.m.


Une création de Patrick Dionne et Miki Gingras

Synergie is inspired by the concept of the neighborhood as a territory – a place shared among a group of people, a place where we feel we belong. This architectural projection, an animated version of a photographic work, depicts different kinds of energy. Together, these energies embody the unique dynamism and atmosphere of the Plateau-Mont-Royal* neighborhood. Residents’ everyday activities are represented by independent animated circles that separate and interconnect in a mesmerizing dance.


  • From April 2 to 25th
  • Outside Saint-Laurent metro station
  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from nightfall to 10 p.m.

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.