This winter, 26 stations are springing up in 18 boroughs across Montréal. They aim to liven up your shopping experience and encourage you to support locl businesses during and after the holidays. Each of these colourful, brightly lit relaxation areas has its own distinctive atmosphere.
You can find these winter stations in public squares, parks, parking or vacant lots, close to major commercial streets. Equipped with street furniture, including some extraordinary pieces, these installations are inviting places to relax during a shopping trip or as you stroll through your neighbourhood.
Imaginative and surprising
Created by multidisciplinary design teams, these stations offer innovative concepts that will delight your senses.
Aurora borealis, shadow theatre, augmented reality, installations inspired by the universe of the singer Lhasa de Sela and a tale by Victor Bégin: you will surely be impressed by the creativity local designers who have contributed to Montréal’s reputation as a UNESCO City of Design. Although the winter resorts are not heated, the atmosphere they create is warm and inviting.
Nearly half of the winter stations feature wood from recently cut down ash trees in Montréal, giving these trees a second life.
In addition to the winter stations, boroughs are launching other initiatives aimed at making winter more enjoyable.