Place-des-arts

Place-des-arts

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Place des Arts is a major arts centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Located in the eastern part of the city's downtown ( 45°30′31.40″N, 73°34′02.10″W), between Ste-Catherine and de Maisonneuve Streets, and St-Urbain and Jeanne-Mance streets, the complex is home to the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, and the Opéra de Montréal. Place des Arts was an initiative of Mayor Jean Drapeau, a noted lover of opera, as part of a project to expand the downtown core eastward from the concentration of business and financial activity in the centre-west part of downtown. The Corporation George-Étienne-Cartier, named in honour of George-Étienne Cartier, a Father of Confederation and opera lover, was set up to build it, and the first part of the complex (including the Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier) was inaugurated on September 21, 1963. The other theatres were added progressively. The Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal was added to the complex on May 28, 1992. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Place_des_Arts #concerts #jazz_fest #museum #Placedesarts
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