Located in the Quartier des spectacles, Place des Festivals is a public space that covers an area of 7,500 m2. It is entirely dedicated to festivals, urban entertainment and leisure. Developed by the Montréal architecture firm Daoust Lestage, it serves as a stage for free artistic activities of all shapes and sizes throughout the year. It also features a 235-jet fountain – the biggest interactive fountain in Canada! Inaugurated with great pomp on September 9, 2009, Place des Festivals is part of a major public land redevelopment project in the Place des Arts area of the Quartier des spectacles.