Montreal: The Gay Village

Montreal consists of great neighborhoods like Vieux-Montreal and Mile End. To add to that list is the Gay Village. Centered on rue Sainte-Catherine, the Village features hip bars, clubs, restaurants, and a welcoming atmosphere for gays and lesbians and the community as a whole. Geographically, it’s the largest gay village in North America.

The highlight when we visited was the beautiful public art installation by landscape architect Claude Cormier. Entitled “18 Shades of Gay,” over 100,000 balls in the colors of the rainbow flag are strung above the street. There’s even a viewing platform so you can get a bird’s eye view.

Here are some pics from the Gay Village of Montreal:

For more photos, check out my Montreal Flickr album.

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