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.

Vivre et archiver chaque page qui se tourne

Every evening until March 28, the façade of the Grande Bibliothèque will light up with Vivre et archiver chaque page qui se tourne, a multimedia work created and produced by Normal Studio, which specializes in immersive experiences. This video projection, created for the 10th anniversary of the Grande Bibliothèque in 2005, celebrates Quebec’s culture through images found in the BAnQ’s heritage collections.

Practical Informations

  • Until March 28, 2020
  • On the façade of the Grande Bibliothèque
  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from nightfall to 11 p.m.

Space Monkey

Unwittingly launched into outer space as a young monkey-child, with nothing but a box of bananas and a stack of disco records, Space Monkey grew up to become a world-famous, galaxy-trotting, extra-terrestrial dancing machine.

Since returning to Earth, Space Monkey has been known to appear unannounced all over his hometown of New York City, as well as a growing number of cities around the world – including Montreal! – inspiring dance parties and good times wherever he goes.

Also keep an eye out for Space Monkey’s best friend, Banana Man, who sometimes joins in the fun!

A creation by Dawn Of Man / @opticalanimal

Practical Informations

  • Until March 28, 2020
  • Outside Saint-Laurent metro station
  • Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from nightfall to 11 p.m.


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.

A creation by Caroline Monnet.

Practical Informations

  • Until March 28, 2020
  • Façade of the Pavillon President-Kennedy, UQAM
  • Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 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.