What is the one good thing about the days being so short as we head into winter? We can go and gaze at the Jacques Cartier Bridge as early as late afternoon! These days are perfect for taking in the Living Connections, the bold and beautiful new lighting concept.
Each night, you can get our glow on by watching the lights dance across the bridge’s lace-like metal structure. But did you know that these choreographies are not the result of random programming, but of a unique show that’s plugged into the pulse of Montrealers?
Three things you need to know
1. The hourly show recaps current events
Just like a clock, every hour, on the hour, there is an 8-minute show that recaps what’s going on in Montréal. This data comes from different sources including traffic, weather and social media.
2. The bridge’s colour changes with the seasons
In addition to the hourly shows, the bridge’s colour changes spring through winter.
3. Your tweets impact the bridge’s lighting
To interact with the bridge, get in touch through Twitter using the hashtags: #montréal, #illuminationMTL, #375MTL, #MTL or #MTLmoments. You’ll then see light particles flickering across the bridge in response to each of your messages!
If you don’t have a great view of the bridge, don’t worry! You can now watch it in real time on a webcam.
So, to see what’s going on in Montréal… take a look at the bridge!