Four facilities to relax and have fun downtown
The Sentier des Jasettes is a relaxation area located on Sainte-Catherine Street West, between Mackay and Bishop streets.
Downtown Montreal regains its dynamism thanks to XP_MTL, after two pandemic summer seasons! This summer, passers-by on Sainte-Catherine Street West will have the opportunity to land on the islands of four colorful installations, play games and even attend spontaneous artistic performances. < /p>
At the time of the resumption and the great return of visitors, XP_MTL has created four “thematic universes” that will decorate the city center until the beginning of September. In addition to being places to relax, each installation includes a fun aspect with a game or an animation.
Le Sentier des Jasettes
Take an oxygen bath at the Sentier des Jasettes! This urban path laid out with more than 1000 plants is a space for relaxation in the city, but inspired by pedestrian paths in the heart of nature. With its wave-shaped benches and borders of wild flowers, it transports passers-by to another universe for a few steps or a well-deserved break. As an activity, we offer you a game of Neither yes nor no, a question of returning to childhood, the time of a game.
The installation harmonizes perfectly with the architecture of St Jax Church. It creates a continuity with its garden to recall the church squares where, in the past, people came to chat and gossip. Visitors will be able to take advantage of the installation to attend the activities of the Jardin stage throughout the summer!
When: June to early September< /p>
Where: Sainte-Catherine Street West, between Mackay and Bishop streets
What: Warning! Here you cannot say yes or no, at the risk of having a consequence.
Le Sentier des Jasettes (credits: Nicolas Glen)
Les P'tites Vacances
With its inspirations from boardwalk, reminiscent of the beautiful years of Hollywood Beach, the installation Les P'tites Vacances, presented in collaboration with the Eaton Center, allows you to rest while enjoying a take-out mealfrom the Time Out Market or the food court. The little menu has also been designed to inspire passers-by by bringing together the best of the culinary offer of the Eaton Center right next door.
Come on site to participate in the “photobooth” competition. Just capture a souvenir for a chance to win an Eaton Center gift card.
When: June to early September
Where: Sainte-Catherine Street West, between McGill College Avenue and Robert-Bourassa Boulevard
What: You could win $100 in Montreal Eaton Center gift cards every week throughout the summer by participating in the photo contest at Les P'tites Vacances.
The Little Vacations (credits: Freddy Arciniegas)
The Cubes of Mysteries
Located in front of Place Montréal Trust between Mansfield Street and McGill College Avenue, mystery cubes serve as benches. This brightly colored installation also includes a puzzle game, accessible using your smart phone.
When: June to early September
Where: Sainte-Catherine Street West, between Mansfield Street and McGill College Avenue
What: Riddles and riddles are hidden on the benches. Can you find the right answers? Discover them on the XP_MTL website.
The Cubes of Mysteries (credits: Freddy Arciniegas)
Espace Ste-Cath is made up of modular benches nicknamed “Les diplomates”, which offer a unique view of Christ Church Cathedral and its architecture. These have already won a design prize as part of the 375th anniversary of the City of Montreal.
Visitors who pass by this installation will be able to settle in peacefully, while learning facts various surprises thanks to the “Do you know your city center well?” quiz, designed in collaboration with 16/42 towers and accessible via QR codes placed in the installation.
When: < /strong>June to early September
Where: Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, between boulevard Robert-Bourassa and avenue Union
What: Discover the answers to the quiz here!
Espace Ste-Cath (Credits: Freddy Arciniegas)
You can even vote for the XP_MTL experience in downtown Montreal that you prefer to try to win prizes all summer long.
From June 22 and until August, some will also have the chance to come across spontaneous dance performances or photo shoots by made with downtown retailers. Also on Sainte-Catherine Street West, between Atwater and City Councillors, the RouloBoulo employment bus will meet young job seekers every Tuesday of the month s of July and August.