Welcome from the Ministère du Tourisme

Art is constantly evolving, and the Mutek festival lets us tune into new trends in electronic music and digital art. Over a five-day period, imagination will be expressed in different parts of the city through projections, performances and audiovisual experiences that will surprise or even mesmerize the gathered crowds. The Gouvernement du Québec is proud to support this major cultural event, which is helping Montréal gain international visibility.
 
Congratulations to the organizing team that is putting great effort into presenting a barrage of shows that all have one thing in common: the creative use of the latest technological advances. Hats off to the creativity of the artists presenting their work. 
 
Christine St-Pierre
Minister of Culture, Communications
and the Status of Women
 
 
Nicole Ménard
Minister of Tourism
 
Laurent Lessard
Minister of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy

 

Welcome from MUTEK

The very cosmopolitan Montreal – second largest French-speaking city in the world – is brimming with cultural, architectural, and culinary attractions. It’s a gorgeous city that’s in constant flux, adapting to the rhythm and spirit of each season. Every neighborhood has a distinct cultural feel, architectural character, and rich history. This modern, sophisticated metropolis will provide you with myriad opportunities to experience something truly unique and memorable.
 
The MUTEK team is happy to welcome you to Montreal and wishes you a wonderful festival! If you are looking for accommodations or transportation options, MUTEK’s handy list of partners will facilitate your stay during the festival.
Montreal boasts a broad range of touristic attractions. To help you pick and choose the very best, don’t hesitate to check out Tourisme Montréal’s Official Tourist Guide.

Looking for additional ideas of worthwhile activities? Then you absolutely need to include La Vitrine Culturelle, located in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles, to your itinerary.
A true showcase for all cultural goings-on in the Greater Montreal Area, La Vitrine Culturelle is a unique destination that provides locals and tourists alike with the most complete and up-to-date calendar of events. You can also buy tickets and find last-minute deals at very competitive prices.

GETTING AROUND IN MONTRÉAL

All you need to know to get around various festival venues and wander in the city.

BIXI – MONTREAL’S PUBLIC BIKE SYSTEM

One of the best ways to get around Montreal is by bike. Check out BIXI, Montreal’s public bike system, for a quick, easy, and ecological way to move around MUTEK venues and the city! With 24-hour service, BIXI bikes are easily accessible at their numerous stations around town.

STM – MONTREAL’S BUS AND SUBWAY SYSTEM

Using the subway or bus is another convenient way to travel around town, and a great option for longer trips or rainy days. Visit the Société de Transport de Montréal’s website for a map of the subway system, as well as timetables and a handy online trip planner.

You bought your MUTEK weekend pass, why not get your three-day fare card with the STM as well! This allows you to travel by bus and metro around the city for 3 days.

The STM also sells an Unlimited Evening pass, valid for any and all travel between 6 p.m. and 5 a.m. the next morning.

For those of you flying in, make note of the new 747 express bus service from the Montréal-Trudeau airport to downtown Montreal!

BY FOOT

Most of the festival’s venues and hotel partners are located within walking distance of each another, so pack a good pair of walking shoes and take in the sights as you stroll.

TAXI 

You can still get around by taxi. You will easily find a lot of different taxi company stands throughout the city. Their rates start at $3.30 + $ 1.60/ km.

Best Bets in Montreal by MUTEK Team
 

The MUTEK team has compiled a list of highlighted spots to give you a wealth of options for outings and hip locales in Montreal. You’ll find a selection of restaurants, boutiques, cafés and bars.
 
For the best espresso on the Plateau, head over to Flocon Espresso. A small, independent café serving coffee that’s not only sustainably grown and ecologically sound, but also very, very good. 781 Mont-Royal Ave. E., H2J 1W8
 
If you’re in the mood for a good loaf of bread (or baguette), we recommend Boulangerie Guillaume. A workshop and counter that puts value on the quality of the bread and the hands of its maker. 17 Fairmount Ave. E. H2T 1C7
 
Le Cagibi, a vegetarian café-bar located in the heart of the Mile-End, proposes a charming décor reminiscent of second-hand shops. 5490 St. Laurent, QC. H2T 1F1
 
If you’re on the hunt for classic dishes with a contemporary twist, we suggest the Nouveau Palais. The restaurant boasts a number of unique and endearing features (namely, its former life as a greasy spoon destination, as well as its late opening hours) that set it apart from nearby businesses. 281 Bernard St. W., QC H2V 4K8 
 
Just leaving a show? Craving a plate of good “charcuteries” (cold cuts) paired with great wine and a warm atmosphere to cap off the night? Don’t think twice – make your way to Comptoir. 4807 St. Laurent, H2T 1R6
 
On Sunday, before heading out to the MUTEK Piknic Électronik, how about treating yourself to a great English brunch at Lawrence? 5201 St. Laurent, H2T 2L9.
 
Since 1996, the hole in the wall Patati Patata has been reinventing fast food classics by giving them a 100% approved shot of good taste and character. This one is a must! 4177 St. Laurent, H2W 1Y7.
 
The Jean-Talon Market is the most important open-air market in all of North America. Flavours and smells from here and abroad have been drawing in sizeable crowds since 1933. A destination that’s well worth scoping out! Jean-Talon metro station
 
Looking for a hipster haven that borders the Plateau and the Mile-End? Look no further than Casa Del Popolo (literally, “house of the people”)! This vegetarian café by day transforms into a resto-bar, art gallery and music venue by night. A veritable treat for any indie culture aficionado! 4873 St. Laurent, H2T 1R6
 
In the microbrewery department, we recommend L`Amère à Boire. It’s one of the many Montreal breweries to make and sell its beers on-site, since 1996. You can also choose from a menu of tapas and appetizers served alongside their broad selection of beers. 2049 St. Denis, H2X 3K8
 
Vices et Versa is a charming bistro where you can discover a number of homegrown products: beers on tap, alcohol, food, shows and events… The bar is an excellent showcase for Quebec’s producers and craftsmen. The terrace alone is well worth the trek! 6631 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, H2S 3C5
 
The key elements that must come together in order to create a winning night are all found at Baldwin Barmacie: an exceptional team, an all-white décor with a retro, Sixties touch and, of course, a refined drink menu. 115 Laurier West, H2T 2N6
 
If you’re looking for an independent record shop that reflects Montreal’s very vibrant music scene, there’s only one option: Phonopolis. The store boasts a vast inventory of music but specializes in genres that don’t have to do with dominant currents. 207 Bernard West, H2T 2K5
 

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