Colorful art in the Village, Montreal

The Village in Montreal is an LGBT friendly neighborhood centered between the Beaudry and Papineau stations, on the green line of the subway system. It is one of the largest gay villages in the North America and a popular spot for nightlife in Montreal.

A few weeks ago I was out walking and I discovered that the area had undergone a colorful makeover, just in time for the summer. Much of this is the work of Montreal artist Dominique Pétrin, known for her eye-popping designs.

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Beaudry metro station by Dominique Pétrin

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Makeover of the Oasis sauna building by Dominique Pétrin

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The Village is a great place to hang out, whether you’re gay, bi, trans or straight. Summertime is the best time to go as the main thoroughfare of the district, Saint-Catherine Street East, is closed off to car circulation. In the evening and through the wee hours of the morning, the atmosphere here is lively and everyone is sure to have a blast!

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Les Boules roses (the pink balls), Claude Cormier

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Les Trous de mémoire (Memory gaps) by Studio Paprika

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Les trous de mémoire, detail

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