Although centrally located on Saint-Laurent Boulevard – nicknamed the Main, many don’t take the time to get a closer look at the murals on and around the Main’s parking lots. Every year in June, the street art festival MURAL invites artists to decorate the neighbourhood’s walls. Their works add colour to the city for at least one year. Dozens of murals can be found in this neighbourhood, so if you are into murals and graffiti art, make sure you plan this in.
The largest and most visible murals can be found at 3527-3545 Saint-Laurent. The eastern parking lot connects the boulevard with the neighbouring street, Saint-Dominique, where you can find more murals. Stroll north-over and explore the alleys next to the Main to discover some of Montreal’s best murals.
Another concentration of art work can be found around the intersections of Saint-Laurent and Rue Napoléon, as well as Rue Saint Cuthbert. Continue on Duluth East, and on Clark between Duluth West and Rachel West. These are but a few of the spots where you are sure to find a few graffitis, but you will find more by nosing around.