Welcome to Hotel Manoir Sherbrooke
Hotel Manoir Sherbrooke is a century old home transformed in an exquisite 24 room boutique style inn. Each room is unique and has been tastefully decorated in a Victorian style, keeping with the building’s historical character. Hotel Manoir Sherbrookes’ prime location in the heart of downtown Montreal, nestled between Plateau Mont Royal and the Latin Quarter is ideal location to discover Montreal’s Gay Village and Montreal’s major tourist sites. From our inn, you are not only within walking distance of the Gay Village but in close proximity to Chinatown, Old Port, Old Montreal, the Palais des Congrès and the downtown shopping boutiques. Our budget boutique inn offers you helpful and gayfriendly professional staff ready to assist you with first class concierge service and personalized assistance. Our staff are eager to suggest attractions, shows, theaters, festivals, clubs, restaurants and boutiques. Hotel Manoir Sherbrookes’ warm hospitality is sure to charm the discriminating, yet budget conscious traveller.
GAY FRIENDLY HOTEL – TAG APPROVED®
Hotel Manoir Sherbrooke is pleased to be a Tag approved property. To qualify for approval, our hotel: Enforces non-discriminatory policies including “sexual orientation.” Treats heterosexual and domestic partners equally in personnel policies. Provides LGBT diversity and sensitivity training for employees. Empowers customers and employees to be “watchdogs” of its gay and lesbian business practices. Gives back to the community. Employs staff who reflect the diversity of their community. TAG APPROVED® represents the very best in the world of hospitality
Montreal’s Gay Village
Montreal’s Gay Village is located on Saint Catherine Street East, centered on Beaudry metro station. The Village runs approximately from Berri Street to De Lorimier Street, a distance of nearly two kilometres, making it the largest in North America. Formerly a poor workingclass neighborhood, the area was occupied by the gay and lesbian community after the huge expulsion of many gay businesses from areas closer to downtown. The area has become considerably gentrified, thanks in part to recent investment from all three levels of government, which are aggressively promoting the Village. With the accepting climate of Montreal, and gay life in Montreal as a tourist attraction, gays and lesbians live all over the highly accepting city, so their residential density in the Village is only slightly higher than elsewhere. However, the Village contains a variety of shops and services targeting the community, and so serves as an entertainment and tourism centre. The Village contains a wide variety of nightlife: bars and discotheques catering to all tastes (Montréal has more gay bars and discotheques than Paris, and as many as San Francisco or New York). Montreal’s Gay village is also home to a wide range of boutiques, restaurants and cafés.
Montreal Gay and Lesbian Events
Bal en Blanc is a huge rave party that is hosted annually, during the Easter holiday weekend, in Montreal, Canada. It was first held in 1995, and the first event had 800 attendees. It now features headliner DJs from all over the world and attracts over 15,000 attendees. Bal en Blanc usually has two separate rooms, one catering to house music and the other to trance music. The party attracts a diversity of ravers. It usually lasts for 15 hours, from 9 pm to 12 pm. It is produced by Productions Playground and Production Produkt.
Fierté Montréal, also known in English as Montréal Pride, is an annual LGBT pride festival in Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest LGBT event in Montreal. It is held on seven consecutive days (Monday to Sunday) usually in mid-August of each year.Staged in Montreal’s Gay Village area, it is open to all audiences, gay and heterosexual.A major event of Fierté Montréal includes the annual défilé (Montreal Pride Parade) on the major René Lévesque Boulevard in Montreal. Around 300,000 people took part in various Fierté Montréal events in 2011.