Montreal City Hall

City Hall / Montreal, QC / Canada | LIRA™ CC

The five-story Montreal City Hall (French: Hôtel de Ville de Montréal) is the seat of local government in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The original city hall was the work of architects Henri-Maurice Perrault and Alexander Cowper Hutchison, built between 1872 and 1878 in the Second Empire style. It is located in Old Montreal, between Place Jacques-Cartier and the Champ de Mars, at 275 Notre-Dame Street East. The closest Metro station is Champ-de-Mars, on the Orange Line.

As one of the best examples of the Second Empire style in Canada, and the first city hall to have been constructed in the country solely for municipal administration, it was designated a National Historic Site in Canada in 1984


GVA Lighting was asked to replace the old custom monochromatic uplights with more durable and color changing narrow beam fixtures. One of the requirements was that the new fixtures had to fit within custom made enclosures that previously housed the old lights. We selected LIRA™ RGBW with 3000K white as the fixture of choice and 474 of them were installed in pairs uplighting the window arches all over the facade of this historical landmark.

Lighting Design: CS Design

Montreal City Hall was last modified: May 20th, 2017 by Stefan Mesaros

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