LA GRANDE RENTRÉE DU QUARTIER LATIN: A NEW FESTIVE EVENT TO KICK OFF THE FALL CULTURAL SEASON AND CELEBRATE THE RETURN TO SCHOOL
Montreal, August 10, 2022 – The Quartier des Spectacles Partnership and the Société de développement commercial (SDC) du Quartier latin are pleased to announce the first edition of La grande rentrée du Quartier latin, an event on Saint-Denis St. marking students’ return to classes, from September 8 to 10. With an inviting atmosphere on pedestrianized Saint-Denis St., featuring a new green design, students, Montrealers and visitors are invited to enjoy an extensive cultural program of music, dance, improv theatre and other street activities, including three big festive evenings on September 8, 9 and 10.
This new event in the Quartier Latin will showcase everything this vibrant student neighbourhood and cultural hotbed has to offer. Major francophone cultural institutions and universities, as well as some 50 bars and restaurants, will participate along with the many students who are putting their many talents into the program. Three large parties are scheduled: a launch party in Les Jardins Gamelin, La nocturne du Quartier latin and, to close out this first edition, a big party for all. Full program details will be announced at the end of August.
La grande rentrée du Quartier latin is the result of a special collaboration with the Ville de Montréal and Quartier Latin organizations, mainly the Université du Québec à Montréal, Cégep du Vieux Montréal and the Cinémathèque québécoise, which all share the goal of revitalizing the neighbourhood.
A new and proudly Latin design
From now until the end of the fall, visitors can enjoy a new layout on the pedestrianized section of Saint-Denis Street, between De Maisonneuve Blvd. and Sherbrooke St. W.: the Agora Maximus by LAAB Collective, in collaboration with Signature design communication. Comprising several clusters of street furniture made from modular bleachers, with ample vegetation and linking graphic designs on the ground, the space invites visitors to take a break from their wanderings and provides a very welcoming setting for socializing. It is complemented with decorations in the windows of vacant storefronts, featuring inspiring quotations about the Quartier Latin. Agora Maximus is inspired by two iconic elements of Latin culture: the Agora, the gathering place for cultural and civic activities; and the Circus Maximus, a place for entertainment and heritage. This signature project will return in enhanced form in 2023 and 2024.
La grande rentrée du Quartier latin
On Saint-Denis Street, Quartier des Spectacles
From September 8 to 10, 2022
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La grande rentrée du Quartier latin
An initiative and production of the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership and the Société de développement commercial (SDC) du Quartier latin in collaboration with the Université du Québec à Montréal, Cégep du Vieux Montréal and the Cinémathèque québécoise. This project is made possible by the financial support of the Gouvernement du Québec and the Ville de Montréal.
Creation: LAAB Collective in collaboration with Signature Design communication
Landscape architect: Bao Nguyen (Studio B)
A production of the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership and and the Société de développement commercial (SDC) du Quartier latin.
ABOUT THE QUARTIER DES SPECTACLES AND THE QUARTIER DES SPECTACLES PARTNERSHIP
The Quartier des Spectacles is Montreal’s cultural heart, boasting North America’s most concentrated and diverse group of cultural venues. Year round, the district is home to countless festivals and events, and hosts innovative urban installations involving cutting-edge lighting design, immersive environments or interactive digital spaces. The Quartier des Spectacles is a showcase for new multimedia technology, making Montreal a global leader in the urban exhibition of digital content.
The Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, founded in 2003, is a non-profit organization with more than 85 members active in the district. It is responsible for animating the Quartier des Spectacles by programming cultural activities, managing and animating public spaces, providing distinctive illumination and promoting the Quartier as a must-visit cultural destination. The Partnership benefits from the support of the Ville de Montréal.
More information: quartierdesspectacles.com
ABOUT THE SDC QUARTIER LATIN
The SDC Quartier latin is a commercial development corporation (Société de développement commercial in French) and a non-profit organization comprised of 185 business members. It’s territory is located on Saint-Denis Street between Sherbrooke and Sainte-Catherine, on Emery Street and on Ontario and Maisonneuve Streets between Sanguinet and Berri.
The SDC Quartier latin plays an important role in the commercial and cultural development of the Quartier Latin, an iconic and historic strip of Montreal.
The Quartier Latin is the commercial heart of Montreal's francophone culture and a major student hub, accessible to all. Recognized for its nightlife, it has the largest concentration of bars and restaurants in town and 8.5 million visitors a year.
For more information : quartierlatin.ca
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Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles
SDC du Quartier latin