DistrictMontreal – a virtual guide


September 4, 2013 – The answer to unlocking downtown Montréal’s best kept secrets is right in the palm of your hand! Thanks to the free mobile application DistrictMontreal from the Montréal Eaton Centre, you can discover the very best of downtown through a series of personalized circuits that showcase urban green spaces, art installations and attractions like you’ve never seen them before!

Located at the heart of downtown, the Montréal Eaton Centre handily reflects the city’s vibrant urban lifestyle through its many cultural, artistic and social initiatives, including the underground art network, exhibitions, urban gardens, shopping and more. As such, it’s only natural that it would develop a mobile app to showcase the creativity and vitality of this bustling metropolis on the move.

Optimized for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPod (iOS 3.1.3 or earlier), this bilingual application features an integrated geolocation feature, ideal for instantaneous “near me” discoveries and user-friendly positioning to find preferred locations. What’s more, insightful audio give you the scoop on more than 20 famous or surprising Montreal attractions. And just to make things better, there is a full download option to avoid roaming fees.

Three icons open up a host of possibilities. Click on the Art Network, and you are off on an exciting foray into the world of Montréal urban art, both above and below ground. Next, try Green Spaces for a wonderful stroll through the city’s many fabulous urban parks and gardens. And finally, the Audio Walks option includes two virtual guides, ever ready to lead the way to great city spots, both on and off the beaten track, from Chinatown to Mile-End to Mount Royal and beyond. Furthermore, these audio walks are also available in mp3 format.

Whether you live in Montréal or are just visiting, DistrictMontreal is an easy, convenient and practical way to discover Montréal differently!