Palais des congrès de Montréal

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

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. It opened in May 1983.

Some of the land for Palais des congrès was taken from Chinatown, Montreal along with building of Complexe Guy-Favreau. It was expanded from 1999 to 2002, doubling its capacity.

It was built above the Ville-Marie Expressway, downtown Montreal's main underground highway. It is on the Montreal Metro at the Place-d'Armes station and is 20 kilometres away from Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. It is connected to Montreal's underground city and by indoor walkways to 4,000 hotel rooms.

It has 200,000 sq ft (19,000 m2) of exhibition space, 65 meeting rooms, and 18 loading docks.


Numerous events are held over the year, such as the Montreal International Auto Show, which draws 200,000 visitors annually.

The United Nations Climate Change Conference was held there from November 28 to December 9, 2005.

2006 Liberal Party leadership convention

In 2009, it was the main venue of the 67th World Science Fiction Convention.

Montreal Comiccon has been held every July since 2012, which draws over 50,000 visitors annually.

In 2017 Harvard World Model United Nations was held there.

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