The summer days are slipping away and to make the most of what little sun is left, the vendors of Mont-Royal Avenue between St. Laurent and Fullum will be taking their goods outside and hosting Montreal’s biggest open-air street market. From August 27th to 30th traffic will be diverted around Mount Royal, to accommodate la Foire Commerciale. The streets will be made solely accessible to pedestrians so that they can enjoy a whole host of activities including art displays, food trucks, music, shops, and more. The shops will stay open until 11 at night, so that you can enjoy la Foire Commerciale from the comfort of an on-looking terrasse with a cold brew in hand.
In conjunction with la Foire Commerciale, l’avenue du Mont-Royal will be running Nuit Blanche sur Tableau Noir for the 20th year in a row. The festival promises to transform the street into veritable canvas for local artists, and the weekend will feature massive art installations including sidewalk painting, urban mini golf by Massiv’art, and life-size board games. If you’re not thoroughly entertained by the interactive installations, there will also be local musicians like Misteur Valaire, who’s preforming across from the Mont-Royal metro on Thursday night.
The foire commercialle de l’avenue will only be running for four days next week, so don’t miss out on your chance to watch Montreal transform one of its most famous streets into a hotbed of culture and art.