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.


Every Wednesday through Sunday evening visitors will enjoy the architectural projection L’Exil vaut le voyage. The animated short film, projected on the façade of UQAM’s Pavillon Président-Kennedy, is made possible by the production assistance and animation expertise of the National Film Board of Canada. The projection, which complements the exhibition Un coeur nomade, features memorable places and characters from Laferrière’s stories, capturing his unique voice through words and images from his three graphic novels.


  • From August 20 to november 1st, on the façade of UQAM’s Pavillon Président-Kennedy
  • From Wednesday to Sunday to 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.


in french only

Le soir venu, une projection invite à se transporter au-delà de la limite du mur de brique qui, de jour, s’interpose entre le regard du passant et le fleuve, seulement à un peu plus d’un kilomètre au sud. Le passant est invité à s’imaginer dans une série de tableaux visuels enveloppants tournés à Métis-sur-Mer, là où le regard se perd dans l’horizon : un moment d’évasion au cœur du centre-ville de Montréal.


  • From September 9 to October 31: Outsite Saint-Laurent station
  • From Wednesday to Sunday to 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.


With contributions from recent-immigrant children and their parents, the MAPP_MTL festival, artists Charlotte Risch, whose background is French and Japanese, and Thaïla Khampo, of Cambodian heritage, present a monumental mapping creation. Un monde Multicolore, presented on the façade of the Grande Bibliothèque, celebrates diversity and harmonious difference. The project is supported by the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, Montreal.

Informations pratiques

  • Du 24 septembre au 31 janvier : Façade of the Grande Bibliothèque
  • From Thursday to Sunday to 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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.