Palais des congrès de Montréal

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Palais des congrès, as seen from Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle

The Palais des congrès de Montréal is a convention centre in Montreal's Quartier international at the north end of Old Montreal. Its borough is Ville-Marie. Construction began in 1977 and completed in 1983; the Palais opened on 21 May 1983.[1][2] Victor Prus designed the original building.[3]

Some of the land for Palais des congrès was expropriated from Chinatown, Montreal,[4] along with building of Complexe Guy-Favreau. Plans to expand the Palais began in 1997.[5] It was expanded from 1999 to 2002, doubling its capacity from 92,000 square metres (990,000 sq ft) to 184,000 square metres (1,980,000 sq ft). The expansion was designed by a consortium of three firms: Tétrault Parent Languedoc; Saia Barbarese Topouzanov; and Aedifica, with Hal Ingberg.[6]


  1. ^ Judd, Dennis R. (12 February 2015). The Infrastructure of Play: Building the Tourist City. Routledge. p. 256. ISBN 978-1-317-45629-2.
  2. ^ "Palais des congrès". Chronologie de Montréal (in French). Université du Québec à Montréal. Retrieved 23 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Dunton & Malkin 2008, p. 60.
  4. ^ Lai, David Chuenyan (1 October 2007). Chinatowns: Towns within Cities in Canada. University of British Columbia Press. p. 150. ISBN 978-0-7748-4418-5.
  5. ^ Dunton & Malkin 2008, p. 55.
  6. ^ Dunton & Malkin 2008, p. 20.


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Coordinates: 45°30′16″N 73°33′36″W / 45.50444°N 73.56000°W / 45.50444; -73.56000