The opening of the Grande Bibliothèque du Québec in 2005, consolidates the intellectual and academic side of the district. This is enhanced by the presence of institutions such as the INIS (Institut de l’Imagerie et du Son).
The Montreal International Jazz Festival during the 1980s and the Just for Laughs Festival from the 1990s to the mid-2000s also contributed to the revival of the area, as did the Cinémathèque québécoise and the Saint-Denis theater, which made the Quartier Latin an entertainment area, completed by the opening of Montreal’s first movie megacomplex in 1997. In addition to the great commercial success, the Cineplex Quartier Latin has made the French-speaking cinema shine.
The bell tower of the former Saint-Jacques church, now the UQÀM’s, is transformed into a space of expression for the visual and digital arts, contributing to the revitalization of Saint-Denis Street and the Quartier Latin.
Since 1984, the Maison Théâtre has been located in the heart of Quartier Latin. It is a flagship institution in the Montreal theatre community, specializing in shows for young audiences.