Montreal Is Setting Up 11 'Oases' To Transform The Downtown Core For Summer

The Quartier des spectacles, Montréal centre-ville and Tourisme Montréal have unveiled 11 urban islands — each an "oasis" with its own name and theme — that will run from June through to the fall in the downtown core.

The new creative installations — named Les aventures du cœur de l'île — will be spread out throughout public spaces with more details to come in the next few weeks. Here's a first look at what to expect. 

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Oasis Place des Festivals will be turned into a green space with over 70 potted trees to go along with its famous fountain.

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For the second year in a row, the Oasis Prenez Place ! yellow table will be located at Parc Hydro-Québec between Rue Clark and Rue Sainte-Catherine — and it'll be twice as big this year, at over 650 feet long.

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Take a trip down south by simply checking out Oasis Plage Saint-James in front of St. James United Church, complete with real sand and art installations to transport you to an urban beach.

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Oasis Escale du coin at Avenue McGill College and Rue Sainte-Catherine O. is where you can relax for a bite to eat — the perfect spot for an evening date or a solo coffee crawl. 

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The Oasis Terrasse gourmande, on Rue Robert-Bourassa, offers a take-out menu from Time Out Market restaurants and public sidewalk seating for you to enjoy your snacks outdoors.

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