And they’re off!
The Canadian Grand Prix has officially begun.
The annual Montreal event hosts hundreds of thousands of guests this weekend in preparation for Formula 1’s Grand Prix race on Sunday.
As usual, Crescent and Peel Street have been closed off to traffic and have been sets up as the primary locations for the festival all weekend long.
In addition to showcasing new models and classic cars, the streets feature a slew of restaurant outlets, bar kiosks, live performances, terraces, and parties to keep Montreal’s gas tank at full all weekend.
To get you geared up for the rest of the weekend, here are 20 photos from Thursday’s Grand Prix festivities.