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Canadian Centre for Architecture (Centre Canadien d'Architecture)

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Fascinating and very focused

We saw a fascinating exhibit described as a counter-history of postmodern architecture. It felt a... read more

Reviewed February 17, 2019
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Stunning renovation and adaptation for a unique museum/learning centre. Rotating exhibits, well... read more

Reviewed November 21, 2018
Rob H
Toronto, Canada
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This museum includes several galleries dedicated to various architectural styles and serves as an interesting example of postmodern architecture itself.
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1920 rue Baile, Montreal, Quebec H3H 2S6, Canada
+1 514-939-7026
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Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

We saw a fascinating exhibit described as a counter-history of postmodern architecture. It felt a little more like a Marxist critique of postmodern architecture. But it was fascinating and funny. If this is normal for this place I will come back every time I am...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed November 21, 2018

Stunning renovation and adaptation for a unique museum/learning centre. Rotating exhibits, well curated. Library and theatre well worth visiting. Original house is incredible with the highlight being the winter garden. Fascinating history of how the neighbourhood went into decline, threatened by redevelopment but was saved...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rob H
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

An unpresumptuous long grey stone building by Peter Rose from 1989 with window columns made of strong aluminum profiles. Only a tiny entry door near the center. Some lofty exhibition spaces upstairs - only, I did not come to Montreal to study Superstudio's crazy Florence...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

Located near the Guy-Concordia station on the Green Line, the CCA is a beautifully designed tribute to architecture, blending the old (the 1874 Shaughnessy House) with new construction. In addition to viewing their current exhibits, be sure to also visit the Shaughnessy House, entering from...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 24, 2018

As an architect the Centre might 'speak to me' more than most but if you want a museum with a focus this might be for you as well. This is my second visit and unfortunately both times the major exhibit space was closed for installation....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Terry M
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

I was not really all that happy with this museum . it seems to be more of a research library than an actual museum there wasn't a whole lot of displays and for $10 which it cost to get in I did not feel it...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 18, 2017

I found the Canadian Centre for Architecture a good place. I am not an architect but has some interest in the subject. I had only one day in Montreal and I started it from there. The exhibits, library, overall ambiance everything was great.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank jawwadz2017
Reviewed July 6, 2017

The Architecture Museum is free on Thursday nights after 5:30pm. It is housed in an interesting new building, but it also incorporates an older mansion, built in 1879 from stone. This part contains a circular mahogany tea room and solarium. It is an interesting museum...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 8, 2017

So I'm an architect, and I hear about the CCA prior to my visit to Montreal. Naturally I am curious and I must visit. I typically try to plan one cultural activity/event each evening during vacation. The CCA is open late on Wednesdays so it...More

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank bmpaczak
Reviewed February 26, 2017

If you are a museum, gallery, and/or architecture fan, then the CCA will probably be a highlight of Montreal for you. It is on the west side of the city, just a short walk from some good shopping and restaurants, as well as Concordia and...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Ben B
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