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Quartier des Spectacles

Montréal, Québec 

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 ProjectCommercial Architecture / Plaza

LocationMontréal, 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.)

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