Architecture of modern places in Montreal

Montreal's architecture is very diverse with styles ranging from Art Deco to Brutalist. The city is also home to the largest concentration of skyscrapers in Canada. The oldest building in Montreal is the Notre-Dame de Bonsecours Chapel, which was built in 1657.

W Montreal

One of Montreal's most recognizable buildings, this hotel was designed by Pepin Moore and Foster + Associates. This building opened in November 2005 and continues to impress with its glass exterior and unusual shape.

Royal Trust Tower

This tower is the third tallest in Montreal after the Towers 1000 de La Gauchetière and CIBC (ITX-004). The Royal Trust Tower was built in 1963 and is an example of the international style of skyscrapers with a limestone façade and flat roof.

Palace of Congresses

This building is the only example of Renaissance architecture in Montreal. It was originally built for the general public but has been used as a convention center since 1994. This stone building, built in 1894, was designed by Montreal architect David Jerome Spence. Its façade is modeled on the Petit Trianon in Versailles.

Place Ville-Marie

This complex, built between 1962 and 1967, consists of a 34-story tower, four office blocks and an underground shopping mall that connects to the Montreal subway system. The underground space was originally designed as commercial space, but it soon developed into a major commercial and financial district, attracting companies from across Canada.

Olympic Stadium

Located in the heart of the city, this stadium was designed by French architect Roger Taillibert, known for his work on the Parc des Princes in Paris, the Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier and the Stade Velodrome in Marseille.The stadium is the largest in Canada by capacity and has hosted many sporting events, including the 1976 Montreal Olympics, the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix, the 1983 IAAF World Athletics Championships, the 1987 Papal visit of Pope John Paul II, and a number of concerts.

Place Bonaventure

Located in downtown Montreal, this hotel is part of an important complex that includes Grand Central Station, the Queen Elizabeth Hotel and Chateau Champlain. Place Bonaventure was designed by architects Affleck, Desbarats, Dimakopoulos, Lebensold & Sise.

Canadien Pacifique Tower

This skyscraper located in downtown Montreal is also known as the Sun Life Building because it has been home to Sun Life Financial since 1998. The building has 44 floors and was built in 1962 for use as the headquarters of the Canadian Pacific Railway. It was designed by John B. Parkin & Associates. This panoramic photo shows the tower with surrounding buildings such as the CIBC building (ITX-004), Place Ville Marie, and Royal Trust Tower. This tower used to house the office of Canada's top gambling company , but with the introduction of remote working, the office was closed.

Devimco Tower

This tower will become Montreal's new icon when it is fully operational in 2020. This ambitious project was developed by Montreal firm Lemay and will be used as a multipurpose complex for social, business and cultural activities. At 167 meters (548 feet) and 60 stories, it will be the tallest structure in Quebec.

Le Complexe Desjardins

This complex consists of two towers, the Tour des Canadiens and the Tour du 1000 de la Gauchetière. It was built in 1992 to accommodate Montreal's growing population. It includes stores, offices, condominiums and hotel space and is currently owned by Cogir Real Estate Investment Trust.

Saputo Stadium

Not a building, but still a structure located downtown. This stadium is home to Montreal's professional soccer team, the Montreal Impact, and has undergone major renovations in recent years, including a new roof and an improved sound system.

Bell Centre

This hockey arena was designed by French architect Roger Tylibert, who is also known for his work on the Parc des Princes in Paris. He was chosen by the Montreal Canadiens hockey club to design the facility, and after three years of construction, it opened in 1996. The Bell Centre seats 21,288 spectators and in addition to hosting Montreal's favorite hockey team, it also hosts other important events such as concerts and conferences.

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