Montreal's Saint Catherine Street Closed Off To Cars For Summer 2014

St. Hubert to Papineau will be car free and filled with things that are artsy.

Montreal's pink balls are back and St. Catherine street will be a full-on pedestrian zone from now (having started May 15th) and for all summer long, until September 15th. The no-car zone will be filled with art installations, activities, and so much more, all part of the 2014 Aires Libres public art event.

St. Catherine will be closed to cars from St. Hubert to Papineau, so basically the section of St. Cats housed in The Village. An annual event, this year's 1.1km Village-pedestrian zone will have colour-changing overhanging pink resin balls, an artistically transformed Beaudry metro station, sculptures, and tons of pieces as part of the Aire Libre festival.

A bunch of other cool events and ongoing activities will be going on in the area, including: outdoor bazaars and pedestrian malls, the FIMA art festival, Divers/Cité, Montreal Pride, Montreal Fetish Weekend, and more.

Check out this handy map of the area for a full rundown, and be sure to check out the Aires Libre website for the specific details.

Will you be checking out Aires Libres?