A mobile, location-aware audio walking tour of Leonard Cohen's Montreal

Travel the Montreal that inspired iconic poet and songwriter Leonard Cohen from the 1950s to 2016.

Travel the Montreal that inspired iconic poet and songwriter Leonard Cohen from the 1950s to 2016

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Join singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright as she guides us from the downtown cafes and hotels of the 1950s where Cohen penned his poetry, past the old Jewish clothing factories where his grandfather started the family business, to the Plateau Mont-Royal, where legendary poet, author and musician Leonard Cohen was a friendly neighbour.

1. EXTENDED CITY TOUR

This tour begins at the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, winds through the grounds of McGill University and up St-Laurent Boulevard, ending at the Parc du Portugal next to Cohen's house. Music-laced storytelling clips from neighbours, friends, family and local business owners take us deep into Cohen's milieu.

Try it out with the Portrait Sonore app (download instructions below):

English | French

Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes

2. LEONARD COHEN'S NEIGHBOURHOOD

If you're looking to experience the tour but not quite up for all the walking in the Extended City Tour, you can take the Neighbourhood tour from the McGill University grounds to Leonard Cohen's house.

Try it out with the Portrait Sonore app (download instructions below):

English | French

Time: This tour lasts about an hour.

DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS

Portrait Sonore for iOS devices can be found here.

Portrait Sonore for Android can be found here.

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