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Montreal Landmarks

By Staff | Last updated : 12/Dec/2012 15:00
Montreal’s unique history is reflected in its architecture. A city that is heterogeneous to the core, incorporating North American and various European styles and architectural accents, Montreal can be viewed as a compact laboratory of urban form.

It is particularly interesting to see how the city managed to “layer” buildings of different eras, representing not just different architectural styles, but also drastically different urban planning philosophies. In many of Montreal’s quarters, post-modernist creations are woven into an urban tissue of elegant 19th-century buildings, low-rise housing, and modernist public spaces.

Modern architecture is of particular interest as the city went through a dramatic and form-changing period between the decades of the 1950s and 1980s. It is during this era, corresponding to the rise in the city's international stature, that many of Montreal’s iconic projects were undertaken (and many monumental urban planning mistakes made).

Showing 24 places of interest:

  1. Notre-Dame Basilica (Basilique Notre-Dame)
    110 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T2
  2. Habitat 67
    2600 Avenue Pierre-Dupuy, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3R6
  3. Biosphere (Biosphère)
    160 Chemin du Tour-de-L'Isle, Montreal, Quebec
  4. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal)
    1380 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, Quebec
  5. Canadian Centre for Architecture
    1920 Rue Baile, Montreal, Quebec
  6. Pointe-à-Callière, Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History
    350 Place Royale, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3Y5
  7. Marché Bonsecours (Bonsecours Market)
    350 Rue St-Paul Est, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H2
  8. Place Ville-Marie
    1 Place Ville-Marie, Montreal, Quebec
  9. Tour de la Bourse
    800 Square Victoria, Montreal, Quebec H4Z 1A9
  10. Montreal World Trade Centre
  11. Château Champlain
    1 Place du Canada, Montreal, Quebec
  12. L’Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec
    3535 Rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, Quebec H2X 3P1
  13. Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mont Royal
  14. Silo No 5
  15. Westmount Square
  16. Le Cartier
  17. Palais des Congrès
    1001 Place Jean-Paul Riopelle, Montreal, Quebec
  18. 1250 René-Lévesque (La Tour IBM-Marathon)
    1250 Boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest, Montreal, Quebec
  19. Nelson’s Column (Colonne Nelson)
  20. Hôtel Rasco
    281 Rue Saint-Paul Est, Montreal, Quebec
  21. Old Custom House
  22. Banque de Montréal
    119 Rue Saint-Jacques, Montreal, Quebec
  23. Esplanade Ernest-Cormier (Ernest Cormier Esplanade)
  24. Grande Bibliothèque
    475 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Est, Montreal, Quebec H2L 5C4