Imagine Monkland

Event Details

Imagine Monkland | June 22 – 23 – 24

Arts Week goes to the Monkland Village for a 3-day weekend of festivities. From June 22nd to the 24th, Imagine Monkland transforms the Monkland Village with an out-of-this-world experience around monsters and mythical creatures.

Local bands, circus acts, activities for kids and a giant street sale with the Imagine Market will welcome participants for a new edition of the Monkland Street Festival in the middle of summer.

Opening Hours

Imagine Monkland Hours
Friday: 5 pm to 10 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 10 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 8 pm

Imagine Market Hours
Friday: 5 pm to 10 pm
Saturday: 11 am to 10 pm
Sunday: 11 am to 7 pm


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Imagine Monkland



June 22, 2018

Imagine Market

The official opening of the Imagine Market, a giant street sale between Girouard Ave. and Harvard Ave. featuring local merchants, food trucks, artists and artisans.

Friday: 5 PM – 10 PM

Saturday: 10 AM – 10 PM

Sunday: 10 AM – 7 PM

Optical illusion creatures

Street art from Jonathan Bergeron decorates the Monkland Avenue.


Jonathan Bergeron

Live Painting

Mask making for kids

5 PM – 10 PM

DJ Opening Night |

Imagine Monkland

To launch the festival we invite you to a 5@10 cocktail dance party featuring legendary Montreal-based international DJ and collector of rare musical gems Andy Williams (The Goods, Variations in Time, Jazz Amnesty Sound System) and futureboy, a local hood DJ who will bring some serious dance grooves.

5 PM – 10 PM


June 23, 2018


Gratefully serving the NDG community for almost 10 years, Moksha Yoga NDG is a locally owned studio committed to ethical, compassionate and environmentally conscious living. Classes will take place on -Monkland, corner Girouard. Accessible to all levels, we’ll explore various postures intended to open and strengthen the body while connecting breath and movement to relax the mind. *Bring your mat, towel & water! Find more informations here.

8 AM – 9AM


PAAL is an organization raising awareness on cultural diversity, fostering the exchange and multicultural integration. Through various objects from everywhere and when, a traveler comes to transmit the wisdom and traditions of people with whom he has shared this same pleasure. Should you listen with your soul, these riches could also be a little bit yours.

12 PM –  1 PM

Homespun Parade

(Sunday in case of rain) – The festival has a creature-themed parade! The parade will be launching from NDG Park at 2 PM and will feature Giant Puppets as well as the school bands from Côte-St-Luc and Marymount Academy. JOIN THE PARADE HERE



2 PM – 5 PM

Oliver Forest

Oliver Forest is an indie band from Montreal. They combine influences from multiple genres to create a unique sound using ambient sounds and colourful chords, along with rock and alternative vibes. Oliver Forest released their self-titled debut album in September 2017.

7 PM – 8 PM

 Labo Krac Boom

LaboKracBoom was created in 2006, creating different shows and animations integrating circus, dance and theater in an innovative way. LaboKracBoom presents Chute libre an eye-popping display of parkour mixed with circus mixed with contemporary dance for a show as beautiful as it is breathtaking.

9 PM – 10 PM


Come sweat with the Milesfit Montreal personal training team at our free outdoor boot camp class. Enjoy a great workout with our amazing coaches! To reserve your spot, register here. 

9 AM – 10AM


The Fabulous Flashbacks has a repertoire that consists of many classic 60s and 70s Rock and Roll, R & B, Reggae, Funk and Disco hits.

1 PM – 2 PM


Based out of Montreal, Austin McCarthy is in continuous pursuit of his musical dreams while completing his Finance degree at Concordia University. By blending soulful guitar playing with organic lyrics Austin creates an effortless mix of pop and blues on his debut EP ‘reverie’.

2 PM – 3 PM

Impulso Flamenco

Formed by Mexican multi-percussionist and singer Sergio Barrenechea, Impulso Flamenco is well known on Montreal’s world jazz scene in Montreal. The group presents a mixed repertoire of traditional Flamenco infused with Latino and Arab music, with Jazz accents.

3 PM – 4 PM



A concert night with up -and-coming rapper Sarahmée, an emerging artist from the Montreal Hip Hop scene. Not to be missed, an electric night for the festivities of Imagine Monkland.

8 PM – 9 PM

Tortue Berlue

Tortue Berlue theatre is coming to you! Inside a bus converted into a performance space, this mobile professional theatre company offers entertaining and educational performances for children between 4 and 8 years of age.

11 AM – 12 PM

corner Marcil & Monkland

Ung-Nyeo’s Cave, the body that hums

Inspired by a popular Korean myth, the project, “Ung-nyeo’s Cave: The Body That Hums” is a colossal performative and transformable (fe)male statue which changes according to the public’s own participation. The body itself and the land surrounding it provide the materials by which the public shapes her ever-changing forms.  For more information, click here.

2 PM – 6 PM

GypsY Kumbia Orchestra

GKO’s original flavour invites audiences to experience movement and freedom. Influenced by dance and music from Colombia and Eastern Europe, this eclectic band has been taking over dance floors across Canada, Europe and South America.

Welcoming the parade: 4PM




Break City is the first and only dance school in Canada to specialize in breakin’. We pride ourselves in empowering todays’ youth through the elements of hip hop. Our goal is to show today’s youth a positive way to express themselves and find confidence through dance and its relationships.

8:40 PM – 9 PM


June 24, 2018


Fun for the whole family! Together we’ll learn basic yoga postures, breathing & meditation techniques to calm the body & mind. Deepening the connection to ourselves & our loved ones, we can bring about more peace in the world! All ages welcome. Classes will take place on Monkland, corner Girouard. *Bring your mat, towel & water!Find more informations here.

9 AM – 10 AM

Montreal west-end operatic society

The Montreal West-End Operatic Society – MWOS: 75+ yrs of musical theatre; specialty: Gilbert & Sullivan operetta.Bringing Musical Comedy to YOUR community

12 PM – 1 PM

the clashroom

The six-piece band, The Clashroom, play a set of modern and classic rock.

 1 PM – 2 PM

Las Mechas

Las Mechas is collective of music from Montreal with a Mexican and Spanish background that revisit the Son Jarocho: Traditional music from Veracruz, Mexico. With original compositions, Las Mechas use traditional instruments and demonstrate the traditional Zapateado dance.

 2 PM – 3 PM

Milla Thyme

Based out of Montreal, Milla Thyme has been working on his crafts of emceeing, bass playing and songwriting each for over 10 years, this dedication and persistence is the essence of what his music embodies. Being influenced by so many different genres, musicians, and artists.

5 PM – 6 PM


lost & found puppet co.

Lost & Found Puppet Co. originally created in 2007 by Maggie Winston and based in Montreal since 2016. Lost & Found Puppet Co. explores puppetry in all its aspects, discovers stories of objects and our human relationships to them, and promotes puppetry as a unique and valued art everyone can experience.

11 AM – 12 PM

Stephanie Flowers

Stephanie Flowers loves and plays Old Time Appalachian style fiddle with the skill of someone twice her age.  After being introduced to this style of fiddle playing at age 10, she was off and running. Her music is always fun and lively, so bring your dancing shoes.

3 PM – 4 PM


É.T.É., born from the meeting of three atypical musicians, this is the Québécois folk sound at its most original with jazz and progressive rock influences. Welcome the summer solstice by dancing to the sound of jigs, Irish bouzouki, violin and raise your glass to Québec’s b-day. Come celebrate the end of Imagine Monkland and dance on the music of Élisabeth Moquin, Thierry Clouette and Élisabeth Giroux. 

6 PM – 7 PM


Xania is an internationally-touring electronic musician and tap-dancer from Montreal. She fuses electronic beats, 80’s synth, flourishes of tap-dancing and interactive visual projections to create engaging live shows.

 12 PM – 1 PM


Old Time Honey

Old Time Honey’s soulful singing and danceable rhythms make for an unforgettable live music experience. Whether playing a large festival stage or an impromptu street corner, this group knows how to captivate and animate a crowd.

4 PM – 5 PM


Different Ways to Participate

As a Volunteer

We are on the lookout for motivated individuals who are available during the festivities, from June 22nd to the 24th, 2018. The team of volunteers are the supporting cast that makes everything possible. Interested in being engaged and making a difference? Please fill out the form with your availability. You can contact info@artsndg.ca if you any further questions.

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The Homespun Parade

Little and Giant puppets take centre stage during Imagine Monkland. We are calling on residents to participate in a series of workshops dedicated to creating mythical monsters and creatures that will make up the NDG Homespun Parade. Workshops are open to the public. Follow the link to discover the dates and location.

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As an Artist

Are you a musician, a puppeteer, an artisan, a painter? We’re always on the lookout or amazing talents. Artists, send us your project idea or proposal if you would like to contribute to the Imagine Monkland festivities.

We welcome you to submit your ideas through info@artsndg.ca

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Rent a Kiosque

+info: info@artsndg.ca

Become a Vendor

Rent a kiosque during the festival to showcase your business and sell your products in a festive atmosphere. Imagine Monkland is set in the heart of the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce community as a street festival with mouth-watering delights.

Become an Artisan

Imagine Monkland offers competitive rates and prime locations for artisans to connect with local summer shoppers. The festival includes larger-than-life puppeteers and costume makers and is marketed for lovers of arts and crafts.

Non-governmental Organizations

If you are an NGO from CDN-NDG, Arts Week offers a special discounted rate for your organization. Activate your cause, recruit volunteers or spread the word about an exciting new programme thanks to the many people who will visit your kiosque.

Image Market Details and Registration

Read all about the Imagine Market including details, requirements and registration for vendor participants.

About Imagine Monkland

Imagine Monkland is a multidisciplinary festival presented by Arts Week, gathering local merchants, local artists, and the neighbourhood in an otherworldly experience of visual arts. The driving force behind Imagine Monkland resides in the participation of the residents that will build little and giant creatures, that will take centre stage during the festival, under the mentoring of professional artists. Why Monsters? Monsters and creatures form the bedrock of our society. They are a fun way to explore our alter-ego and a theme that resonates with all cultures by presenting mythical creatures derived from popular folktales.

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