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Launch of the International Multidisciplinary Urban Design Competition McGill College: An Avenue Reinvented

30 October 2019 - 16 June 2020





The City of Montreal is launching an international multidisciplinary urban design competition for the development of McGill College Avenue.

This square is created by the pedestrianization of McGill College Avenue across its entire four-block right-of-way, from Cathcart Street to Sherbrooke Street West.

Located in the heart of downtown Montréal, in an area experiencing rapid growth thanks to the redevelopment of Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, the city’s largest commercial thoroughfare, and to the arrival of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM), the new light-rail transit network that will include a connection between the airport and downtown, the Avenue McGill College square is aimed at offering Montrealers a new public space worthy of the 21st century. 

The city wishes to transform this iconic avenue, which spans an area of 16,000 square metres, into a relaxing, people-friendly space where nature flourishes between two Montréal landmarks, from Mount Royal to Place Ville Marie.

Click here for the competition details (in French).