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Montreal Will Close Off Rue Ste-Catherine To Host Canada's Biggest Sidewalk Sale

La Sainte-Catherine célèbre is coming back this weekend!

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Montreal's Huge Sainte-Catherine Sidewalk Sale Is Back In 2021

Montréal centre-ville has announced that its massive annual sidewalk sale, La Sainte-Catherine célèbre, is set to return this year after taking a hiatus in 2020 due to COVID-19.

This means you can expect Rue Sainte-Catherine to be blocked off for merchants and pedestrians between September 10 and 12.

Billed as "the largest open-air sidewalk sale in Canada," La Sainte-Catherine célèbre saw more than 450,000 visitors over the course of a weekend in 2019, according to the Downtown Business Development Corporation.

"You will, of course, be able to enjoy what downtown businesses have to offer you : an umissable shopping experience! But you will also be amazed by several surprises that we have in store for you and something new for this edition!" reads Montréal centre-ville's announcement.

Past events have featured hundreds of boutiques and restaurants, musicians, DJs, graffiti artists, acrobats and exclusive deals as Sainte-Catherine shopfronts move forward onto the pedestrian-only street.

According to Montréal centre-ville, more information about programming will be released soon via its Facebook and Instagram pages. Stay tuned for details!

La S​ainte-Catherine Célèbre

Price: Free entry

When: September 10 to 12, 2021

Address: Rue Sainte-Catherine (pedestrianized between Rue de Bleury and Rue Chomedey)

Why You Need To Go: Make the most of September by getting outside for a well-loved activity: shopping! Sainte-Catherine shopfronts move onto the street to become what's billed as Canada's largest sidewalk sale.


This article's cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

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