June 27, 2013 — The title of Montréal’s newest free tourist map sums it all up: More than 100 works of public art in Montréal: 5 tours to discover. Free to the public, the map highlights five different routes designed to help visitors discover Montréal, its heritage and rich cultural diversity, through compelling works of public art.
Each circuit has been developed around a museum and as such, focuses on a specific city locality, i.e. the Quartier des spectacles, the Museum of Fine Arts district, downtown, Parc Jean-Drapeau and, of course, Old Montréal. The chosen works have been selected to illustrate the diversity of Montréal’s public art offering and run the gamut from commemorative monuments to contemporary masterpieces.
The tours can be enjoyed on foot, by bike (why not hop on a BIXI?) or public transit. Maps are available at the Infotouriste Centre located at 1255 Peel Street and at the Tourist Welcome Office in Old Montréal at 174, Notre-Dame Street East.