Important notice - Street closures for the Just For Laughs Carnival: Le Grand Charivarir... Folly on the flipside of winter!

    MONTREAL, July 17 /CNW Telbec/ - On the evening of July 20, Just For
Laughs invites Montrealers to experience the Grand Charivarir ... Folly on the
flipside of winter! presented in collaboration with Rio Tinto Alcan. This
fantastic urban carnival bathed in white will kick off at 8:40 p.m., at the
corner of St. Laurent Boulevard and Sherbrooke Street West. The parade will
take a right turn onto Parc Avenue and head up to the Sir George-Etienne
Cartier monument at the foot of Mount Royal (the gathering place of the
Montreal's tam tams). To accommodate the Festival parade, some streets will be
closed in the area, and there will be no parking on others.

                   Street closures and parking restrictions

    July 18 and 19

    8 am to 11 pm         Rehearsals    Closed: de Maisonneuve between
                                        Sanguinet and St. Dominique for
    July 20
    9:30 am to 11:59 pm   Set up        Closed: Sherbrooke between Sanguinet
                                        and St. Laurent
    7:45 pm to 11:59 pm   Parade        Closed: Sherbrooke between St.
                                        Laurent and McGill College
                                        Closed: Parc between Sherbrooke and
                                        Closed: Pine between University and
                                        St. Denis
    7 pm to 11:00 pm      Security      No parking: L'Esplanade between
                          corridor      Mont-Royal and Duluth
                                        No parking: University between
                                        Sherbrooke and Pine
    7:45 pm to 2 am       Dispersal     Closed: Côte Ste. Catherine between
                                        Parc and Mont-Royal

    Access to health care institutions

    Access to certain health care institutions located in the vicinity of the
parade route may be reduced on Sunday, July 20 between 6 pm and midnight.
Measures have been taken to minimize any inconvenience.
    The Agence de santé de Montréal recommends that:
    - you contact the relevant health care institution before leaving;
    - you call Info-Santé at 8-1-1 before arriving at the emergency room of
      one of these institutions
    - you call 9-1-1 if your situation is urgent.

    An invitation from the Société des transports de Montréal (STM)

    The STM is contributing to this important evening by offering free metro
transportation to festival-goers wearing a mask that can be found in the
Friday, July 18 edition of La Presse.

    We strongly recommend that Carnival-goers take the metro to this event.
    Come celebrate the Carnival with us on July 20 starting at 8:40 p.m.!
Wear white and don't forget your mask!

    To learn more about the Carnival, please visit or
call 514-845-2322.

For further information:

For further information: For questions related to streets closures:
Rafael Bergeron, Media Relations, Service de police de la Ville de Montréal
(SPVM), (514) 280-2777; Contact: For questions related to the Carnival: Chris
Diraddo, Just For Laughs Publicist - Street Arts, (514) 845-4069, ext. 6211,; Source: Just For Laughs

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