This summer downtown Montreal has everything on the go with more large-scale projects than ever. Les aventures du cœur de l’île, a summer initiative produced by the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership and Montréal centre-ville in collaboration with Tourisme Montréal, is designed to revitalize Montreal’s core with activities and outdoor installations.
From Atwater to Papineau and from Sherbrooke to the Saint Lawrence River, 10 welcoming Oases created by local designers, 450 performances and over 600 multidisciplinary artists, four themed weekends, an original dance creation, a large-scale collective art project, a walking route close to 15-km long, green spaces and colourful interactive installations on numerous pedestrian streets await you. While following public health guidelines, a whole menu of diverse activities for one and all will roll out over the summer months like a crescendo.
Ten welcoming Oases created by local designers invite you to have a bite to eat, stretch out and relax, or reconnect with friends while enjoying Montreal in the open air. Enlivened by spontaneous performances and connected by Le sentier du cœur de l’île, an island-wide walking route, these urban islands are in active use every day, supporting cultural organizations and businesses that were hard hit by the pandemic. Take a break and feel warm sand under your feet, gaze up into a colourful tree, or take a seat at a 200-metre long table — and get away from it all right in the heart of the metropolis!
Photo credit : Oasis | Place des souhaits © Vivien Gaumand