Scenes from the
Victoria Village Street Festival
Photographer James St Laurent explores the popular and colourful event
Previously published in June 2015
This spring street festival helps Westmount residents and their Montreal neighbours get out of their long hibernation, and their home, to rediscover the Victoria Village neighbourhood and participate in this exceptional annual outdoor fair that offers multiple attractions, with sidewalks, terraces, shops and restaurants teeming with passersby for the event.
At the Place Prince Albert, several groups of musicians entertain strollers savouring a beautiful spring day.
There are countless items on offer, ranging from craft to kitsch, several mobile kitchens offering on-site food and tasting counters offering Asian or vegan culinary specialties (and delicious treats), as well as other home-made products. Elsewhere, young children are transformed into clowns or cats by makeup artists. At the Place Prince Albert, several groups of musicians entertain strollers savouring a beautiful spring day.
Victoria Village Street Festival’s Kick Off Fundraiser for the Cedar Cancer Foundation
Postponed to Friday, June 15 due to weather conditions, the VVMA (Victoria Village Merchants Association) invites you to the Street Festival’s kick off show, Strut for a Cause, a fundraiser event for the Cedars Cancer Foundation of the MUHC, at Prince Albert Place.
The evening will feature a fashion show of couture, active wear and casual design, a surprise guest performance, a dance show, followed by a few words from the Board of the WVVMA and the Cedars Cancer Foundation.
Read also: 38th Victoria Village Street Festival
Consult our community calendar for more events.
James St Laurent communicates through images that convey an emotive context and sometimes engage the viewer by presenting a visual paradox. Different types of subjects and genres require different types of approaches, but the end result is still a compelling image that captures your attention. There are photographs everywhere. The obvious is everywhere, the unique takes a little more time. jamesstlaurent.com