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Les moments lumineux du cœur de l’île

Les moments lumineux du cœur de l’île is downtown Montreal’s collaborative winter project. It is the result of a fruitful collaboration among the Alliance centre-ville partners: the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, SDC Montréal centre-ville, the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal, Tourisme Montreal and the Ville de Montréal.  

The winter Moments comprise a variety of outdoor activities organized by the partners and other cultural and economic stakeholders active in the area bounded by Atwater, Sherbrooke and Papineau streets and the St. Lawrence River.  

The Moments include a host of original winter activities to be enjoyed outdoors in the downtown core: interactive and luminous installations and experiences, festivals and events, exceptional opportunities to meet talented local artisans, beautifully illuminated public spaces and other delightful surprises. Enjoy the luminous winter wonders of the heart of the island that make Montreal a unique winter destination. 

Illuminations du centre-ville Square Phillips

Summary of summer 2022

With hundreds of indoor and outdoor cultural activities every day, more than 30 festivals and events, eight Oases, new public spaces, original activities, terrasses, stores and restaurants, the summer was jam-packed with culture, and you came out by the thousands to enjoy it!

Led by the Quartier des Spectacles PartnershipMontréal centre-ville, the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan MontrealTourisme Montréal and the Ville de Montréal, the large-scale collaborative project Les moments du cœur de l’île brought together the strengths and creativity of the culture, tourism, business and retail communities to offer a unique summer destination.

Photo credit : Oasis | Plage Saint-James © JF Savaria

Summary of aventures du cœur de l'île

The aventures du cœur de l'île brought Montrealers together and enlivened the downtown core with cultural events, welcoming Oases, urban design on pedestrian streets, special projects and a signature moment. These great initiatives allowed the public to participate in the revival of Montreal and to enjoy the wonders of the island under the open sky from June 4 to October 3, 2021.

Many thanks to the artists, creators and partners for their participation and to the City of Montreal and the Government of Quebec for their support. It was magical to see our festive, creative and united Montreal under the summer sun! Thank you all for coming!

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Photo credit : Battement de cirque at the Oasis | Place des Festivals © Eva Blue

Interactive Map

Check out the interactive map to plan your moments for the week.

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