Place des Arts is a major performing arts centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Located in the eastern part of the city’s downtown, between Ste-Catherine and de Maisonneuve Streets, and St-Urbain and Jeanne-Mance streets, in an area now known as the Quartier des Spectacles, the complex is home to the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, and the Opéra de Montréal.

Place des Arts was an initiative of Mayor Jean Drapeau, a noted lover of opera, as part of a project to expand the downtown core eastward from the concentration of business and financial activity in the centre-west part of downtown. The Corporation George-Étienne-Cartier, named in honour of George-Étienne Cartier, a Father of Confederation and opera lover, was set up to build it, and the first part of the complex (including the Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier) was inaugurated on September 21, 1963. The other theatres were added progressively. The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal was added to the complex on May 28, 1992.



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Chose this hotel based on reviews on TA. Looked for a clean budget hotel that is closed to all amenities, and couldn’t have picked a better spot. My friend and I stayed at room 307 (two double beds and shared bathroom: the room was spacious, comfortable beds, and right next door to the bathroom (clean and never had to wait). Breakfast was very basic but we had no complaints given the nightly rate of the hotel. The stuff was friendly and attentive. Most important is the location: right in the middle of things, walking distance to both Old Montreal and Mont Royal, the 747 Airport Bus is less than five minutes walking distance (Berri station). If you are not planning to spend time in your hotel and looking for a comfortable bed in the middle of all the attractions, this hotel is perfect.

Anonymous, Toronto, Canada — 2014

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