On site access

The Festival Just for Laughs is set in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles in downtown Montreal. The site occupies the quadrilateral area bordered by Saint-Laurent Boulevard and De Bleury Street, and Sainte-Catherine Street and President-Kennedy Avenue.




Outdoor site https://www.hahaha.com/fr/calendrier/2018-07-18#cat=all&venue=all: July 14th to July 29th, noon to at midnight

Access only on Ste-Catherine Street: July 14th to July 17th, noon to at midnight

Full access on outdoor site: July 18th to July 29th, noon to at midnight



All festivalgoers are encouraged to use public transportation in order to get to the site of the Festival since many streets are closed to traffic during the summer.

Place-des-Arts or Saint-Laurent metro stations (Green Line)
Place-d’Armes metro station (Orange Line)

15, 24, 55, 80, 125 and 129 bus lines.

Please consult stm.info http://www.stm.info for details on public transit options.



With some streets closed to vehicles and traffic, parking in the downtown core is relatively limited. Therefore, people are encouraged to make their way to the Festival site by foot, by taxi or by public transit. The closed streets are shown below:



Please note that several streets will be closed on Saturday July 28th for the Twins Parade. For more information, https://www.hahaha.com/fr/show/la-parade-des-jumeaux



Please consult the BIXI Montreal https://montreal.bixi.com/ website for details on how to use a BIXI Bike to get to the site of the Festival.



You may find several payable parking around the site, including the Place des Arts, the Complexe Desjardins and Université du Québec à Montréal. Please note that the access to parking garages may be closed depending on Quartier des spectacles programme.

Please note that holders of a disabled parking permit will have access to reserved spaces in the parking garage at Place des Arts.

Bicycles, skateboards and in-line skates are also excellent means of transportation. However, they are not permitted on-site for security reasons.



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Services to festival-goers



The Just for Laughs Festival offers the facilities to enable access to the various shows to any person whose mobility is reduced temporarily or permanently.

The Scène Principale was therefore designed to allow greater proximity to the public. One of its sections will be reserved for those with reduced mobility.

Please note that we will take reservations 48 hours in advance for the following events only:



For reservations or information: 514 845-3440 # 2288.

For more information about the adapted access at Place des Arts and the Maison Symphonique, https://placedesarts.com/fr/planifier-visite

Adapted toilets are available on the Festival site.

For more information regarding the facilities for mobility-impaired persons, please contact us: infofestival@hahaha.com .

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On-site regulations


Various regulations have been implanted on the outdoor site of the Festival during its opening hours to ensure your safety and the respect of legal obligations regarding the crowd.



Upon your arrival to the site, our staff will ask you to open your bag to check its content. Following an order of the Régie des alcools, it is forbidden to enter or leave the site with alcohol. In addition, security matters compel us to refuse glass containers on the Festival site. Thus, the contents of those bottles will be poured in recyclable plastic cups at the entrance of the site.


Pets are prohibited, except for clearly identified service dogs.


Bicycle, skateboard and roller skates are not allowed on the site.


The Festival reserves the right to refuse any other objects likely to compromise the security of festival goers.


Sale and solicitation are strictly prohibited on the Festival site.


Festival goers who conduct themselves in an inappropriate or dangerous manner will be asked to leave the site.


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Lost & found


For lost objects or to report a found object, please advise one of our employees that will guide you to the right place.     



You may also contact us as well by dialing: 514 845-3440 #2288 or write at: infofestival@hahaha.com.


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Green is Victor's favourite color!


In order to reduce its environmental footprint, the Just for Laughs Festival has totally eliminated the use of plastic disposable glasses in its food kiosks, becoming the first major Festival daring to take such green turn.


All drinks will be served in a $2 reusable cup that you can find in every food kiosks on the site. Their strange appearance will certainly make you want to keep them!


On the Festival Site, you’ll find recycling facilities enabling us to recycle tons of paper, plastic and metal every year.


Just for Laughs is proud to be associated with the solidarity cooperative Les Valoristes in order to sort and recycle returnable containers. Just for Laughs is the first Montreal major event to apply such a societal responsibility strategy to merge actions in poverty alleviation and environment protection.


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Contact us


2095 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Montréal, Québec
Canada H2X 2T5

T (514) 845-2322
1 (888) 244-3155




Lundi au vendredi : 9 h à 21 h
Samedi et dimanche :10 h à 18 h



2101 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Montréal, Québec
Canada H2X 2T5

T (514) 845-3155
F (514) 845-4140




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