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.

Probabilités de neige : 100%


The illustrator Cyrielle Tremblay invite you through a humorous and sympathetic look at winter. Follow a circuit of lively graphics-architectural projections reminiscent of the collage techniques of old, and discover the joys of winter in the city. Hockey, snow forts, snow plows, colds and hibernating groundhogs await your visit!

Practical Informations

  • Up to November 4
  • On the façade of the Grand Bibliothèque
  • Sunset to midnight


For an initiatory and sensory journey

Using geometric shapes inspired by traditional Anishinaabe patterns, the territory is divided, reassembled and fragmented in a dynamic series of motions. The ages-old patterns are related to long-suppressed Indigenous knowledge. They represent unknown lands, invisible boundaries and transitional spaces. The artist Caroline Monnet invite you through her work to create a bridge between the different communities to move from inaction to action.

Practical Informations

  • From October 9 to November 24
  • On the façade of UQAM'S Pavillon Président-Kennedy
  • As part of Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC)
  • Nightfall to 11 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.