There's a new downtown urban beach at one of Montreal's oldest buildings

Jul 2 2021, 7:24 am

An urban beach right in the middle of downtown has opened up at the front steps of one of Montreal’s oldest buildings.

The Oasis Plage Saint-James, one of the 11 outdoor installations created by the Quartier des Spectacles, features shade, comfy furniture, a seaside soundtrack, and sand, offering downtown pedestrians an impromptu beach getaway.

The Quartier des Spectacles says the urban sandbox gives “Montrealers a vacation in the sun, right in the downtown core.” Saint-James United Church was built in 1889 gives downtown beachgoers a striking gothic backdrop while playing in the sand.

The Oasis is free to attend and allows for alcohol to be consumed on-site so long as you’re eating food.

The urban beach will be open every day from now until September 26.

 

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