Colourful city sights
Rediscover Montréal this July as attractions, restaurants and more amenities reopen for the summer season. Hop on a colourful, musical swing this summer as 21 Balançoires (21 Swings) returns to Président-Kennedy Avenue in the Quartier des spectacles. Watch for the architectural projection EN FORME!, celebrating the joys of summer in Montréal – in late-July studio Champagne Club Sandwich's animated scenes illuminate the facades of the Grande Bibliothèque, UQAM's Pavillon President-Kennedy and adjacent to the Saint-Laurent metro station (also where you can see MAPP_MTL's Messengers of Hope projections). On Friday and Saturday nights in Old Montréal, use your smartphone to search out the projections of Cité Mémoire on building facades.
Festivals and celebrations
Extended throughout the summer this year, Montréal's MURAL Festival is a sight to behold along Saint-Laurent Boulevard and its side streets: watch artists create incredible outdoor urban art, spot new and classic murals, and check out the festival's high-energy online concerts, artist talks and more digital entertainment and artistry.
Summer street life
Explore the history and beauty of Old Montréal this July too, where newly pedestrianized streets accommodate more visitors and the area's popular restaurants and airy terrasses are open again. Stroll the Old Port of Montréal boardwalk – also where you can try out MTL Zipline & Quick Jump, rent a quadricycle, visit Marché des Éclusiers and even sunbathe in the sand at Clock Tower Beach.
Every summer, Sainte-Catherine Street is transformed into a pedestrian corridor for festivals, artwork and socializing – this year may look a little different, but you can still spot art installations, like Dans ma cour... ç’a du chien! outside Place des Arts and the new rainbow-hued La vie des noir.e.s compte – Black Lives Matter road mural in the Village, and more surprises along the main thoroughfare all season. Stop by urban green space Jardins Gamelin next to Berri-UQAM metro station for a drink and pop-up entertainment. Meanwhile, in the Plateau, Mont-Royal Avenue becomes a pedestrian-only street all summer too, with open-air terrasses, art and more.