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Things to do in Montreal—Montreal’s Pride Festival 2014

August 06, 2014

Located near the Village, our extended stay hotels are a perfect choice if you’re visiting for any of the events taking place during the Montreal Pride Festival. Starting in 1979, this flamboyant festival is a display of the gay community’s solidarity, strength and desire for equality among all groups. The Pride Festival takes place from August 11 to 17, 2014.

 

Pride Montreal 2014 Parade

This year, the 2014 Montréal LGBTA Parade is set for Sunday, August 17, 2014. Scheduled to begin at 1:00 pm, the parade will start on the corner of Guy Street in Montreal and head east along René-Lévesque Boulevard to finish off at Sanguinet Street in the Village. Afterwards, parade watchers and participants will head to Place Émilie-Gamelin where everybody is invited to celebrate with the MEGA T-DANCE until closing.

Featuring floats from local sports teams, community and cultural, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender organizations; parade-going groups and businesses are encouraged to design their floats using 2014’s theme: “Our Flag, Our Fire: ORANGE.” A component of this parade is featuring gay and gay-friendly businesses celebrating the varied contributions of LGBT employees, owners and clientele. Montréal Pride will be handing out all kinds of awards for the most exciting, crowd-pleasing and memorable floats:

  • Most Crowd-Pleasing Float
  • Best Expression of the 2014 Theme
  • Best Choreography by a Group
  • Best Costume and Make-up
  • Community Group Float of the Year
  • Corporate Float of the Year,
  • Special “Jury Prizes”

 

Montreal Pride Community Day

Get involved and have some fun! This day is all about getting together and discovering the diversity of our community. If you’re on an extended stay in Montreal, this is an educational and entertaining day with a mandate to involve, educate and entertain; you’ll be sure to find all kinds of interesting kiosks to explore and street activities to take part in.

The LGBT Community Day takes place Saturday, August 16, 2014, from 11:00 to 5:00. Lining Sainte-Catherine Street in the Village, between Saint-Hubert and Papineau will be a variety of kiosks set up by an array of businesses, groups and organizations that are run by, or cater to the LGBT community. This event makes it easy for members of both the LGBT and mainstream communities to discover the variety of organizations, businesses, sports teams and community organizations involved in or serving the LGBT community.

 

When you’re finished exploring all the exciting kiosks and activities, head on back to one of our extended stay hotels or extended stay suites to relax.
Since we’re so close to all the action, you’ll be pleased to find all the amenities you require close at hand; no long bus or Metro rides needed when you stay with us! Give us a call or book a room through our website today.

 

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