The return of the Halloween Masquerade

The Return of the Halloween Masquerade

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After a two-year forced break caused by the pandemic, the famous Halloween Masquerade will be back this Saturday between 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., on Racine Street, in Loretteville.  

 This is what the City of Quebec announced Monday at a press briefing. In 2019, no less than 20,000 visitors took part in this event, a few months before the COVID-19 crisis broke out. 

 “I am so happy to be able to invite citizens once again to come and celebrate the Halloween Masquerade with us. In the past, the event has been a major success and we hope it will be just as much this year,” said Marie-Josée Asselin, Vice-President of the Executive Committee. 

In addition to the mascots, inflatable games and candy collection, we promise several new features such as a fire and light show, a haunted house, a mini carnival. Without forgetting the zombies. 

 The Municipality granted a grant of $40,000 to the Haunted House of Saint-Étienne to enable the event to be held. Mayor Marchand has promised to attend, but he did not want to reveal the disguise he intends to wear.  

Commercial streets

On the other hand, the City of Quebec has drawn up a positive assessment of its $400,000 investment announced last spring with a view to revitalizing three commercial streets.  

The mayor Marchand insisted that the initiative for activities must systematically come from local business groups and that the role of the City is to support these projects.  

In addition to the three streets already known (rue Racine, avenue Royale and avenue Myrand), new commercial arteries will open in 2023 on a portion of chemin Sainte-Foy (between rue Eymard and avenue Holland) and on rue du Campanile , in Sainte-Foy. 

The $400,000 announced last April is about to be fully spent. The precise amounts for the year 2023 will be revealed later.