Montreal’s McCord Museum, loved by young and old alike for its walks through Canadian history, hosts a show featuring the Cirque du Soleil, in tribute to Totem, the current Cirque show in Montreal. (And what a show it is, under the Pantone-bright blue and yellow circus tents in the Old Port! Dream Weavers shows costumes, videos, and images from the Cirque’s surrealistic world full of wonder.
You’ll become a child again as you gaze in awe upon gorgeous fabrics that transport you into the Cirque’s fantastic fantasies. The brightly coloured exhibit sits in the McCord Beaux-Arts building full of archeological shards, textiles and costumes from other eras as well as daguerreotypes and photos from the Notman Archives. Wander in. But reserve at least half a day for time with the beautiful and the bizarre. You will love it all!
McCord Museum, 690 Sherbrooke Street West (Opposite McGill University Gates)
Tuesday – Friday 10 – 6
Saturday and Sunday 10 – 5
Til October 11, 2010.
SOUVENIR HUNTING ? While at the McCord, discover wonderful folk art pieces, artisan textiles, and a range of gifts for all – both young and old – in the McCord’s ground floor boutique.
NEED ENERGY? On McGill College, a Second Cup is a two minute walk, or wander a bit further down towards Place Ville Marie for terrific terrasses. (One of the city’s best people watching as well!)
WANT TO STAY CLOSE BY ? The five-star luxury Hôtel Omni is a five minute walk away. Stay in this elegant five-star property on Montreal’s Golden Mile for a week-end. Relax in the indoor-outdoor pool. Enjoy fine food in Le Petit Opus, the hotel’s in-house restaurant. P.S: They love pets! (under 25 pounds)
Call for Special Rates: Seniors, Military, Government, AAA
1050 Sherbrooke Street West (corner Peel). 514-284-1110