La Sala Rossa (The Red Room) had been a landmark in the city for nearly 80 years. It began life as a left-wing Jewish gathering spot, but now hosts a hip music scene in the city. While La Sala Rossa was the place to go in Montreal for activism and progressive dialogue, the red room has also been used as a community centre. The room is most definitely red and holds 250 people with music and poetry sessions held regularly. There’s even live flamenco music on Thursdays.