Also called the Hotel de Ville, the Montreal City Hall on Place Jacques-Cartier was the first building in Canada to be constructed purely for administrative purposes

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Montreal City Hall, Montreal

Also called the Hotel de Ville, the Montreal City Hall on Place Jacques-Cartier was the first building in Canada to be constructed purely for administrative purposes.

Also called the Hotel de Ville, the Montreal City Hall on Place Jacques-Cartier was the first building in Canada to be constructed purely for administrative purposes. Designed by Henri-Maurice Perrault in French Second Empire style, it was built over 6 years from 1872 to 1878. The magnificent limestone exterior has ornate balconies, turrets, chimneys, dormers and copper mansard roofs, with a clock above the colonnaded portico. The main balcony is the historic site from where French President General de Gaulle cheered on crowds with his controversial 'Vive le Québec libre!' (Long live free Québec).

Free guided tours are available in July-August. Inside the building, you can visit the Council Chamber as well as the Hall of Honour, which has scenes of rural Quebec and portraits of every Montreal mayor. Furnished in marble and bronze, it has Art Deco lamps, stained glass windows, and hand-carved ceiling from which hangs a majestic 1 tonne chandelier. There are also regular exhibitions on display.


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About Montreal City Hall

 5723 Avenue du Parc, Montreal, QC, Canada

 +1 514-770-7773

 ville.montreal.qc.ca

Montreal City Hall and Nearby Sights on Map

Château Ramezay Museum

18th century Governor's residence and gardens full of historical artifacts from daily life

Galerie de Chariot

Government-certified Innuit soapstone carvings and historical drawings

Place Jacques-Cartier

Originally a marketplace in the early 19th century, Place Jacques-Cartier is one of Montreal's most lively locales, with fine dining, art galleries, outdoor cafes, street artists and musicians all around

Bonsecours Market

Michel-ange

Marguerite-Bourgeoys Museum

Built in 1655, Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours, is the oldest stone church in Montreal

Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site

Reconstruction of two 19th century Victorian homes

Notre-Dame Basilica

The Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal is the city's most spectacular church

Pointe-à-Callière

A modern museum built over the ruins of Montreal's first settlement, Pointe à Callière

Montréal Science Centre

Interactive science museum and IMAX theater