December 21, 2011 – Eager to discover all the entertainment and culture Montréal has to offer? In the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles lies La vitrine culturelle (Montréal’s cultural window), a stop that should be on every visitor’s itinerary.
Literally a window into the cultural scene of Greater Montréal, La Vitrine is a central box office that provides tourists with a complete calendar of events, together with an integrated ticketing service where last-minute deals can be had.
On the eastern edge of downtown, the Quartier des Spectacles is the cultural soul of the metropolis. Conveniently situated within one square kilometre, over 80 destinations offer an astounding range of activities catering to every style, taste and budget: festivals, cinema, theatre, dance, art, comedy, music and opera, to name a few.
La Vitrine is the information hub of the Quartier, the place to learn about cultural and artistic entertainment. And with all of the tickets available for purchase online too – often at a significant rebate – you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your hotel room to buy tickets; a few clicks of the mouse means you can relax until show time.
Even if you don’t feel like catching a show, La Vitrine’s façade, unique in North America, is itself worth a visit. Powered by 35,000 LED bulbs, it’s a virtual mural that allows passers-by to interact and create digital art in the moment – whether they mean to or not! Check it out nightly from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.