Quartier des Spectacles

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Quartier des Spectacles is an entertainment and cultural district now under construction in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

With a total area of almost a square kilometre, the area will be home to 30 performance halls totalling almost 28,000 seats, including the Place des Arts cultural complex, as well as international festivals, art galleries and centres for the exhibition and broadcast of alternative culture. The Quartier des spectacles hosts nearly 8,500 jobs linked to cultural activities, from education and creation to production, exhibition and broadcasting.[1]

New facilities

New additions to the Quartier planned, underway or completed include:

However, the area also lost a key arts venue, with the demolition of the Montreal Spectrum. [11]


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  2. Place des festivals: construction begins (HTML). Quartier des Spectacles, Official Website. Retrieved on 2008-04-02.
  3. Canada News Wire (2008-03-18). Théâtre TELUS - the new cultural destination in Montreal (HTML) (in English). Press release. Retrieved on 2008-03-27.
  4. DeWolf, Christopher. Turn on the red light, URBANPHOTO, 2007-12-23. Retrieved on 2008-03-27.
  5. New development for SAT (HTML). Quartier des Spectacles, Official Website. Retrieved on 2008-03-27.
  6. DeWolf, Christopher. Cultural space to be built on Saint-Laurent metro, Spacing Montreal, 2008-01-27. Retrieved on 2008-03-27.
  7. DeWolf, Christopher. Axel Morgenthaler on the Quartier des spectacles, Spacing Montreal, 2008-01-07. Retrieved on 2008-03-27.
  8. A new vocation for the Blumenthal Building (HTML). Quartier des Spectacles, Official Web site. Retrieved on 2008-04-02.
  9. The greenest building in Canada,coming soon to the Quartier des spectacles (HTML). Quartier des Spectacles, Official Web site. Retrieved on 2008-04-02.
  10. Lamey, Mary. Condos called catalyst for change in the Quartier des spectacles, Montreal Gazette, Canwest, 2007-09-28. Retrieved on 2008-04-20.
  11. Magder, Jason. Spectrum demolition approved, Montreal Gazette, Canwest, 2008-03-18. Retrieved on 2008-04-02.