Esplanade de la Place des Arts
The Esplanade is a vast outdoor space that connects all of Place des Arts’ show venues. It’s an immense public gathering space at the heart of the Quartier des spectacles. It hosts Montréal’s biggest festivals, cultural activities and popular events year-round: the Festival international de Jazz de Montréal, Les Francofolies, Just for Laughs, Montréal en lumière, and the Grand Marché de Noël at Place des Arts.
With millions of visitors each year, the Esplanade also hosts art works and multimedia installations during various cultural events.
Renovations to the Esplanade
The Société de la Place des Arts undertook major construction work that will result in a completely reconfigured Esplanade, transforming it into a veritable giant stage in order to make it even easier to hold major public events all year round. This renovation work is crucial to transforming the Esplanade into the signature space of a great cultural metropolis.
The $34 million project, created by Montréal architecture firm Provencher Roy, is currently being carried out without causing any interruption to scheduled cultural and artistic activities. The work is expected to be completed in 2018.