March 20, 2023


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L’esplanade Tranquille, a new cultural venue in the Quartier des Glass

The city of Montreal on Tuesday announced the opening of a 5,000-square-meter cultural space in the heart of the Quartier des Glass. Named the “Esplanade Tranquille”, the Green Public Square aims to complement the nearby Ida Des Festivals.

The site was credited to Henry Tranqueli, a well-known bookseller who ran a store in the district from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s. Global denial.

The Library at Esplanade Tranquil will continue the work of Tranquell’s cultural mediation. Inspired by the idea of ​​a backyard, this place would be ideal for civic and art gatherings., Said Monique Smart, chairman of the Quartier des Glasses partnership board of directors.

Four season location

The new cultural arena will have a multi-functional pavilion – including production rooms and a food court – as well as space for the public throughout the four seasons. Among other things, a large refrigerated ice rink is planned for the winter.

Esplanade now presents the library with an exhibition dedicated to Tranville.

From September 2 to 5, the Festival to Novio Cinema will offer four free evening outdoor screenings. Those interested in attending the events should book their place at the festival venue. (New window), This year celebrates its 50th anniversary.

The first evening will be dedicated to five Quebec filmmakers who have distinguished themselves over the past decade. These will also be on site for this event. Short film Avatar piano filmDirected by Charles Grenier and Philip Sear, it will be screened on September 2 in the presence of directors and composer Arian Moffat.

The Festival to Novio Cinema will take place indoors from October 6 to 17.