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Cultural initiatives of the City of Montréal in the context of Covid-19

The City of Montréal has developed initiatives allowing citizens to access cultural content virtually.


  • Simplified access to online resources (remote subscription now possible).
  • Increase in the number of borrowings on the e-book platform from 5 to 10.
  • Monitoring of digital borrowings to increase the number of available copies of the most popular titles.
  • Enhancement of online collections, especially those aimed at young people.
  • Implementation of measures to avoid penalizing users: postponement of return dates, renewal of expired subscriptions, discontinuation of late notices.
  • Frequently Asked Questions on the website


Municipal Museum: MEM Montreal’s Centre of Memories


The Accès Culture network

  • Several Culture Houses “maisons de la culture” (Marie-Uguay, Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Plateau-Mont-Royal, etc.) offer citizens, via their social networks, cultural programming accessible online.
  • Dissemination via social media of municipal cultural proposals and content from network partners. 


Art public Montréal (website

  • Daily publication on Facebook highlighting a work of art or a mural.


Conseil des arts de Montréal

  • Support and exceptional acceleration of grants’ payments



  • Suggestions for various cultural activities every week on the City's website: