Quartier des Spectacles
Photo Credit: Daoust Lestage Inc.
Initial Research by: Desiree Theriault
Edited by: Samantha Miller & Nicole Brekelmans
Case study compiled in 2017
Project: Quartier des Spectacles
Type of Urban Strategy: Smart Cities
Type of Project: Commercial Architecture / Plaza
Location: Montréal, Québec
Date Designed/Planned: 2009
Construction Completed: 2011
Designer: Daoust Lestage Inc.
Quartier des Spectacles is an arts and entertainment district located in the eastern section of Downtown Montréal, designed by Daoust Lestage Inc. as a centre for Montréal's cultural events and festivals. The Quartier des Spectacles is a member of the Global Cultural Districts Network. The area is now home to many of Montréal's major festivals, including the Montréal International Jazz Festival, the Franco Folies, and the Just for Laughs comedy festival. Urban design features of the district include concert spaces, tiered green space and stonework, illuminated fountains and walkways, various forms of street lighting, mist machines, and bike paths.
(Ville de Montreal, N.d.)