General information / Access to the site

Access to the site

Set in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles in downtown Montreal, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal site occupies the quadrilateral area bordered by St. Laurent Boulevard and De Bleury Street from east to west, and Ste. Catherine Street and President-Kennedy Avenue from north to south. By virtue of their central location amid the festivities, the Complexe Desjardins and Place des Arts are useful landmarks.

With some streets closed to vehicle traffic and parking in the downtown core relatively limited, people are encouraged to make their way to the Festival site on foot, by taxi or by public transit.

Bicycles, skateboards and in-line skates are not permitted on-site for security reasons. We invite you to deposit them in one of two bicycle parking areas set up specially for festival goers.

Public transit

Metro: Place-des-Arts and Saint-Laurent Metro stations (green line), or Place d’Armes (orange lines)

Bus: 15, 24, 55, 80, 125 and 129 lines

Please consult the Google map below or stm.info for details on public transit options.

BIXI stations

Please consult the BIXI Montréal website for details: http://montreal.bixi.com/

Vehicle parking

Persons driving to the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal will be directed to paid parking areas near the site or directly on site at Place des Arts, Complexe Desjardins and the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).

Getting around

The main stage of the Festival is set up at the north end of the Place des Festivals, with its back to De Maisonneuve Blvd. A second large stage located on Ste. Catherine Street, at the corner of Jeanne-Mance Street. To facilitate pedestrian circulation, the public may use security corridors at all times. These corridors provide access to the Place-des-Arts Metro station and to Ste. Catherine Street and De Bleury Street. Loitering is prohibited in these corridors.

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