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Les moments lumineux du cœur de l’île

With a host of original outdoor and illuminated activities, festivals and events, interactive experiences, spontaneous performances, special encounters with local artisans, illuminated public squares and other joyful surprises, the heart of the island is an inviting, festive and magical winter destination! 

The  winter mobilisation project, Les moments lumineux du cœur de l'île project is the result of a concerted effort between partners of the Alliance for downtown Montreal: Montréal centre-ville, the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal, Tourisme Montréal and the Ville de Montréal. It brings together outdoor initiatives in the heart of Montréal, from Atwater to Papineau and from Sherbrooke to the St. Lawrence River. 

Illuminations du centre-ville Square Phillips

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

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