Mapping the Main

A Guide to Montreal’s Venues

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While the city’s art scene is diverse and sprawling, St. Laurent Blvd. and its surroundings represent one of the most vivid and thriving cultural arteries in town.

Don’t get turned away by the guys with jewelry and the girls wobbling in stilettos en-route from expensive supper clubs, drooling as they head for some $2.00 chow mein—there’s a whole lot more to the area than that.

There’s nothing wrong with going to a show at Metropolis every once in a while, but our guide to some of the area’s must-know spots can help you make the leap from fledgling Montrealer to Plateauiste extraordinaire.