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Party Montréal Grand Prix style!

The unofficial kick-off to summer, the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada is when international glitterati arrive in jet-set splendour, locals rejoice and tourists experience what the city is all about. F1 fever rages across Montréal in an all-out epidemic where streets close to make way for celebrations; bars and restaurants welcome race fans from all teams; and Montréal’s nightlife takes off.  The cure? Get in on the action!
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Canadian Grand Prix Festival

Crescent Street is where it’s at when the F1 zooms into town. Lined with real racing cars and filled with half a million race fans, locals and tourists,  this non-stop outdoor party runs from noon ‘til night with pit-stop challenges, live concerts, DJs, activities for the whole family and more.

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Casino de Montréal

Adrenaline, excitement and a great party…three things that the F1 and the Casino de Montréal share! With nearly 100 game tables and approximately 3,000 slot machines, plus four leading restaurants, the venue not only offers one of the largest game selections in North America, it provides an exhilarating game experience.

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Newtown

A Crescent Street fixture with a vibrant lounge atmosphere, Newtown is party central during the F1, offering a choice of patio, lounge, disco or restaurant. Cocktails on the rooftop terrace are a must during the Grand Prix Festival t to take in city sunsets and the crowd below.

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5 à 7 – happy hour

The happiest hour of the day, cocktails on an outdoor Montréal patio – or “5 à 7 sur une terrasse” – is simply what Montréalers do. From cozy street corners to high on a chic rooftop, Montréal terraces are the place to see and be seen …especially during the F1 weekend!

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Grand Prix on the Main

Boulevard Saint-Laurent – the Main – does it up right with its first real blow-out of the summer: closed to traffic from Sherbrooke Street to Pine Avenue, this open-air, rain-or-shine happening rolls with live DJs, outdoor dancing, outrageous street sales, people-watching and all-around feasting and merriment. Loud, but not engine-loud.

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Globe Restaurant

Market-fresh cuisine featuring bold and trendy fare in a stylish urban setting awaits at this internationally-renowned Boulevard St. Laurent hotspot. Linger over a delectable meal of seafood, oysters or wood fire-grilled meats and then linger some more as the dining room revs up to a dance floor.

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What to do off the track during Grand Prix Weekend

F1 action doesn’t just happen on the track – there are things to see, do and experience all weekend long within an arm’s reach of the race. Head up to Little Italy for some Ferrari fun, get in a little…

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Culture and Cuisine during the Jazz Fest

Come June, there is music in the air…thanks to 650 concerts, 370 of which are outside for your al fresco listening pleasure during the Montréal International Jazz Fest! While the Quartier des spectacles literally hums with activity for eleven full…

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Jazz Fest: What to do between concerts

A favourite summertime happening,  the Montréal International Jazz Festival features more than 650 concerts over eleven days and nights, including 370 free outdoor shows in the buzzing Place des Festivals…but even the most ardent audiophiles have to take a break…

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