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Architecture of Montreal

14 December 2009

1926 – Ernest-Cormier Building, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: Ernest Cormier The columned neoclassical building erected in 1926 as the city’s main criminal court is today the home of the Quebec Court of Appeal. Its massive bronze doors are richly carved...

16 July 2013

1929 – Bell Telephone Building, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: Barott & Blackader Built for the Bell Telephone Co., and was constructed with a steel frame between 1927 and 1929. It has 22 floors and is 96m tall with a series of...

14 December 2009

1930 – Jacques Cartier Bridge, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: Monsarrat & Pratley The Jacques Cartier Bridge is a cantilever bridge from Montreal Island, Montreal to the south shore at Longueuil. Locally it is also known as the Pont de la rive-Sud...

14 December 2009

1931 – Aldred Building, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: Barott & Blackader Upon completion in 1931, the building was described by the Montreal Gazette as “graceful and dignified, one of the most beautiful structures in the city”. Presently overwhelmed in height...

14 December 2009

1931- Sun Life Building, Montreal, Quebec

Architects: Darling & Pearson The building was one of the first modern skyscrapers in Canada and was, for a time, the tallest structure in the Commonwealth. The building’s enviable reputation made it the...

06 August 2010

1932 – The Chalet, Mont Royal, Montreal

Architect: Aristide Beaugrand-Champagne At the beginning of the 1930s, the City of Montréal decided to replace the existing pavilions with a spacious heated building. Like the work site at lac aux Castors, the...

16 July 2011

1958 – Le Reine Élizabeth Hotel, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: George Drummond Completed in 1958, it was built by the Canadian National Railway, but was later sold to Canadian Pacific Hotels, now Fairmont Hotels and Resorts. With 1039 rooms and 21 floors...

14 December 2009

1962 – Tour CIBC, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: Peter Dickinson, Ross, Fish, Duschenes and Barrett La Tour CIBC measures 187 meters in height and counts forty-five storeys.This slender tower has only 1,400 square meters per floor. This is due to...

14 December 2009

1964 – Tour de la Bourse, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: Luigi Moretti & Pier Luigi Nervi La Tour de la Bourse (Stock Exchange Tower) is Montreal’s third-tallest building, an International Style skyscraper by Luigi Moretti and Pier Luigi Nervi. Built in 1964,...