Comfort Hotel & Suites Downtown
1600 rue St-Hubert
Montreal, QC H2L 3Z3
Phone: (514) 849-3214
Fax: (514) 849-9812
1600 rue St-Hubert, Montreal, QC, CA, H2L 3Z3
- Phone: (514) 849-3214
- Fax: (514) 849-9812
This the entertainment hub of the city and boasts of nearly 80 event venues that promote creativity and art. Indoor spaces, outdoor venues, performance halls and the list is endless. From art festivals to concerts, the Quartier des Spectacles has it all.
Quartier des Spectacles is an entertainment district located in Downtown Montreal, the focal point of which is the Place des Festivals. This square is the hub of the city's cultural activity, & is particularly busy during the warm summer season. This public space is the site of a 235 jet fountain, which is a great attraction for tourists. This square plays host to many cultural events like jazz festivals & free concerts.
Named after the Champ-de-Mars Park near Montreal's City Hall, the Champ-de-Mars Station is a metro station located on Sanguinet Street. Highlighted by its unique architectural design, the station was established in 1966 as per Adalbert Niklewicz's genius. Various artworks that are housed within it set the station apart, these include Marcelle Ferron's exceptionally glorious stained glass windows. The Orange Line Station truly combines artistic expression and modern approach that form the microcosm of Montreal's history and progress.
More a library than a gallery, this downtown institution is dedicated to cataloging all the modern art being produced in the city and across the country. Its collection consists of more than 9,000 artists' portfolios, more than 500 periodicals, CD-ROMS and a huge collection of exhibition catalogs. Artexte has published several companions to modern art, and participates in many intriguing side projects: one is attempting to document public art in Quebec since 1964, even those long since washed away.
A popular square in the neighborhood, Place de la Paix is buzzing with activity throughout the year, as besides being a hangout, it also plays host to numerous events. Call to know more.
Starting around Rue Ste-Catherine and moving northwards, the St-Denis Street pedestrian will pass through the perennially popular bars and restaurants of the Latin Quarter, and up a sizable hill into the heart of the Plateau Mont-Royal. Bars and restaurants abound here as well, and many feature outdoor areas for eating, drinking and wasting time. Generally speaking, nightlife get louder and larger as one moves north. All manner of shops and services are found between Sherbrooke Street and Mont-Royal Avenue, mostly catering to a mid or upscale French clientele.
This beautiful old theater was rescued from the brink of destruction by the National Theatre School. Now the home of all NTS productions, this historic monument also plays host to dozens of other theater productions throughout the year. The Ludger-Duvernay Theatre, which seats over eight hundred, is a classic 19th century hall with a balcony and orchestra pit; the Du Maurier Studio is an attractive multi-function hall seating as many as one-fifty. The Cafe Hydro-Quebec offers pre or post-show drinks.
The Main or Saint Laurent Boulevard dates back to the 17th century. It is an important street with respect to cultural diversity and complexity. Located in Montreal, this boulevard splits the city on the basis of ethnicity, religions and languages spoken. Numerous cultural fairs and festivals take place on this street. The Main also houses restaurants with cuisines from across the globe. It also has an array of shops to cater to all your needs. Realizing its importance, the street was appointed a National Historic Site of Canada in 2002. For more information, check the website.
Located on the fancy Sherbrooke Street, Notman House is a place you cannot miss visiting. Owned by Sir William Collis, this ancient Greek Revival architecture is the only residential example of its kind. It was designated as a historical monument in 1979. Built entirely out of the local materials, the house featured an inner court and garden as well. This house should definitely not be missed if in this area.
Created in 1869, as home to the 65th Regiment of the Canadian Army, the Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal is one of the oldest units still standing. Located on Henri-Julien Avenue, the site now functions as a museum that archives medals, artifacts, documents, photographs and various other ephemera associated with the unit. The museum offers regular tours and is open to public on Tuesdays from 6.30p to 9p and Mondays through Fridays by appointment alone.
Built in 1878, the Church of St. John the Evangelist continues to serve the community. For details, check website.
Located between the Notre-Dame and Berri Streets, the Dalhousie Station is a now-defunct station that was built in 1884. One of the oldest structures in the neighborhood, the station claims to be the oldest remaining railway station in the city. Incorporated within the Dalhousie Square that was built in 2004, the place joins two important Montreal neighborhoods namely, Old Montreal and Faubourg Québec. The Dalhousie Station is also known to play host to Cirque Éloize since 2004.