A colourful, inclusive festival kicks off at Complexe Desjardins

Carnaval des Couleurs comes to Complexe Desjardins this week.

The festival runs from Oct. 7 to Oct. 9. It's an opportunity for under-represented communities to be seen, the organizers say. 

"Multi-cultural communities have a stigma attached ... to being gay," he said. "This is why this is important. There's a lot of miscommunication and misperception."

A myriad of free concerts and activities will be offered. 

You can find out more at carnavaldescouleurs.org.