PROS would like to acknowledge that Montréal is situated on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehà:ka, a place which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst many First Nations including the Kanien’kehá:ka of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Huron/Wendat, Abenaki, and Anishinaabeg. We recognize and respect the Kanien’kehà:ka as the traditional custodians of the lands and waters.
Montreal is the second-most populous city in Canada and most populous city in the Canadian province of Quebec. Founded in 1642 as Ville-Marie, or “City of Mary”,it is named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill around which the early city of Ville-Marie is built. The city is centred on the Island of Montreal, which obtained its name from the same origin as the city, and a few much smaller peripheral islands, the largest of which is Île Bizard. The city is 196 kmeast of the national capital Ottawa, and 258 km southwest of the provincial capital, Quebec City.
Montreal has hosted multiple international conferences and events, including the 1967 International and Universal Exposition and the 1976 Summer Olympics. It is the only Canadian city to have held the Summer Olympics. In 2018, Montreal was ranked as a global city. The city hosts the Canadian Grand Prix of Formula One; the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the largest jazz festival in the world; the Just for Laughs festival, the largest comedy festival in the world; and Les Francos de Montréal, the largest French-language music festival in the world. It is also home to the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League, who have won the Stanley Cup more times than any other team.
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Sex workers and escorts in Montréal Quebec are a valued and important demographic to local businesses and the community.
Montreal hosted the first Olympics ever held in Canada in the summer of 1976.
The song “Give Peace a Chance” by John Lennon and Yoko Ono was recorded at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel 1969 during a week long bed-in.
Mount Royal Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed Central Park in New York City.
During Prohibition, Montreal was a sinful reprieve for Americans hopping over the border to track down booze and places to gamble.
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From the infinitely small to the infinitely large, a cosmic poem on the connection between humankind and the Universe. A breathtaking show designed by a pair of internationally acclaimed Montréal artists, Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon, set to the entrancing symphonic music of Philip Glass.
The Osheaga Music and Arts Festival is a multi-day indie music festival in Montreal, Quebec, that is held every summer at Parc Jean-Drapeau on Île Sainte-Hélène. The festival takes place on six stages with various audience capacities.
The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is an annual jazz festival held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Montreal Jazz Fest holds the 2004 Guinness World Record as the world’s largest jazz festival.
Conveniently located on Sainte-Catherine Street, in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles, the MTELUS was once an opera house, theatre, cinema, nightclub, and even a skating rink! A true temple of show business, it has welcomed the greatest artists from here and abroad.
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Since its inception in 1993, Cirque Éloize ranks among the world’s leading contemporary circuses, and its shows play in cities around the globe. Its head office and creative studio are in the historic Gare Dalhousie, the Old Montréal former railway station. Cirque Éloize has taken part in numerous prestigious international festivals and has seduced both New York’s Broadway and London’s West End. Its productions are crafted for a wide range of audiences and have been embraced by over fifty cultures.
Galerie d’art Images Boréales’ collection of one-of-a-kind creations are made by Inuit artists using readily available materials, such as bone, ivory, leather and antlers, as well as stone native to their region. For example, using traditional sculpting tools such as a metal saw, file, scraper and sand paper, artists from the Central Arctic (Baker Lake and Arviat) primarily sculpt basalt while artists from Baffin Island (Cape Dorset, Kimmirut and Iqualuit) generally sculpt serpentine and occasionally marble. Some artists prefer to use a softer stone, such as steatite (soap stone).
Located in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles, the Monument-National is a complex offering a wealth of show venues in downtown Montréal. It is the stage of a wide variety of shows, including productions from the National Theatre School of Canada, creative establishments, and festivals. Built in 1893, its architecture integrates elements of Baroque Revival and Mannerist style.