Martlet House

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Martlet House on Peel Street.

Martlet House (formerly Seagram House) is a Scottish baronial style building on Peel Street in Downtown Montreal, Quebec. The building was completed in 1928 by architect David Jerome Spence, with additions in 1931, 1947 and 1955.[1]

Formerly the Montreal headquarters of Seagram Company Ltd., it was donated to McGill University by Vivendi Universal, which had acquired the property in 2002 after its merger with Seagram. The university spent $1.5 million renovating the site in order to house its Development and Alumni Relations department, which moved there in 2004.[1]

Previous Marlet Houses[edit]

Prior to 2004, the Martlet House designation had been applied to two properties: one on University Street, followed by a move in 1971 to a Mountain Street property built in 1925 by architect Robert Findlay for Alice Hallward.[2]


  1. ^ a b DESJARDINS, SYLVAIN-JACQUES (2004-04-25). "Seagram Building reborn as Martlet House". McGill Reporter. Retrieved 2009-02-07. 
  2. ^ "Martlet House (formerly Hallward House)". Virtual McGill. Retrieved 2009-02-07. 

Coordinates: 45°30′01″N 73°34′26″W / 45.500249°N 73.573758°W / 45.500249; -73.573758