Rainbows of hope light up Montréal

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By day, we see them in windows of neighbourhood homes: colourful drawings by children with a message of hope, #CaVaBienAller – it’s going to be okay. When night falls, rainbow illuminations light up the city, casting a cheerful glow on the buildings, bridges and other structures. By night, Montréal shines more brightly than ever.

Samuel De Champlain Bridge

The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI), managers of Montréal’s bridges and tunnels, announced in early April that the brand-new Samuel De Champlain Bridge would be turning on its rainbow lights every Sunday night in April from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The Jacques-Cartier Bridge

A few days later, the PJCCI announced that it was teaming up with Montréal magic-makers Moment Factory to illuminate the bridge in rainbow colours for each night for the month of April.

The Montréal Tower

The Montréal Tower of the Olympic Stadium, the tallest inclined tower in the world, joined the chorus of hope and solidarity.

Biosphère, Environment Museum

The Biosphère added to the rainbow movement with a multicolour illumination glowing across the river on Ile Sainte-Helene at Parc Jean-Drapeau.

Université de Montréal's Roger-Gaudry Pavilion tower

In late March, the Université de Montréal announced that they would be illuminating the iconic tower as a bold expression of their solidarity and hope.

La Grande Roue de Montréal

The tallest observation wheel in Canada, the Grande Roue in the Old Port of Montréal lights up with hues that cycle through the colours of the rainbow.

Montréal en Histoires

Montréal en Histoires added a new tableau of an elegant tree with rainbow foliage that is being projected onto the Montréal courthouse and the BMO building with the “Ça va bien aller” message.

Hotels and landmarks

From the historic Bank of Montréal building to the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, and from City Hall in Old Montréal to many of the city’s hotels, rainbow illuminations – and hearts! – continue to glow in the night. All over the city, Montrealers are weathering the crisis while keeping up their spirits and remaining hopeful for a bright future.

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