eighteen shades of gay

The stretch of rue Ste-Catherine between rue St-Hubert and av. Papineau has long been considered the heart of Montréal’s Gay Village.

Every summer, cars are banned and it is converted to a pedestrian mall, covered with millions of coloured balls arranged in a rainbow over the 1km stretch. Read more about the installation, 18 nuances de gai, here.

Turns out that on a sunny day, this is a most awesome place to have lunch (and a beer) on a patio and people-watch!