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Les moments du cœur de l’île

This summer downtown Montreal has everything on the go with more large-scale projects than ever. Les moments du cœur de l’île, a summer initiative produced by the Quartier des Spectacles PartnershipMontréal centre-villethe Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal, Ville de Montréal and 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, a dozen welcoming Oases created by local designers, 317 performances and 531 multidisciplinary artists, 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. 

The Oases

Eight 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, 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, or gaze up into a colourful tree — and get away from it all right in the heart of the metropolis! 

Photo credit : Oasis | Place des souhaits © Vivien Gaumand

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 adventures for the week.

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