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Quartier des Spectacles has been Montreal's cultural heart for more than a century. Today, the entertainment district boasts North America's most concentrated and diverse group of cultural venues, making Montreal one of the world's great cultural...more
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1435 rue Saint-Alexandre, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2G4, Canada
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The boundaries are a bit fluid; it isn't all about the "Complexe Desjardins" and "Complexe Guy-Favreau." What set this apart for us was the great graffiti art and the Olympic Building and setting. The modernistic take on the Olympic torch was quite impressive, as was...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed July 21, 2019

Visited the Quartier 2x during the 2019 Jazz Festival. Took in 5 different free concerts. Not very jazzy, but entertaining. Great attrtaqc ctions, food, etc within easy walking distance. Metro is the only way to come and go with the crowds, congestion, construction in Montreal,...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank John O
Reviewed July 1, 2019 via mobile

Although all the construction in this area since a few years now it is still an amazing place to come during many festivals. The area is getting nicer every year. I came during the jazz festival during the first few days and it was packed...More

Date of experience: July 2019
31  Thank NancyLope
Reviewed June 28, 2019 via mobile

I enjoyed visiting the Quartier des Spectacles during the Jazz festival. Lots of différents sports for everyone (kids and adults), and when it’s too hot go to Desjardins Pavillion to take some rest.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank clamacedo79
Reviewed June 4, 2019

This is a great place to visit. Place Des Arts is there. Many restaurants are in the area. The largest Jazz Festival in the world is held there every summer. There are play areas and water fountains for the kids to play in. The streets...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rhoda D
Reviewed May 5, 2019

Like every year there's something different, this year is Dans ma cour, from May3-29, scenes of colorful adorable dogs, very beautiful and you can take some nice pictures!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank greg64k
Reviewed February 25, 2019

Usually will find an event going on here with lots of things to do and plenty of people watching. Lots of shopping and restaurants nearby.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Glennbrian
Reviewed February 5, 2019

I only assume in the summer and better weather it will be the space to go but overall, a nice touch on open space that Montreal has used to bring people outside.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Spencertraveller
Reviewed February 1, 2019

On hubby's birthday we decided to explore downtown Montreal despite the -30C windchill. Our main destination was the Luminotherapie domino effect exhibition at the Place Des Festivales at the Quartier Des Spectacles The interactive installation consists of 120 giant dominos distributed across several stations.The public...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank betty l
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Montreal is known for its myriad of festivals throughout the year. The Quartier des Spectacles is a really popular open-air venue for these venues and constantly being used and upgraded.

Date of experience: November 2018
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March 14, 2018|
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Response from TheWiseFox | Reviewed this property |
Hello, There is usually some event on Quartier des spectacles but it is unlikely to be a major one in april. Two very good restaurants: Bistro T is right on the place. It is the small cousin of the world famous Toque... More
July 1, 2017|
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Response from Jeff C | Reviewed this property |
The City of Montreal had the great idea to dedicate one street to the festivals. During the off times the area is just a normal street. I believe that it is Rue Balmoral. For the festivals the street lights get re-positioned... More
Kendal A
June 20, 2016|
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Response from David J P | Reviewed this property |
The Quartier is surrounded by hotels, shops, eateries along the city streets. It is well-lit throughout the night. The art buildings have set open hours but remain lit on the outside after closing hours. You can usually... More