City Hall
Architectural BuildingsGovernment Buildings
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
This ornate building exemplifies Second Empire architectural design.
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
How to get there
  • Place-d'Armes • 4 min walk
  • Square-Victoria-OACI • 6 min walk
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia45,371 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
The City Hall is a huge building and is quite an imposing one too. It was designed and built in the late 19th century. It stands on the high end of the street and is easily seen from a distance. We were unable to go inside as it was closed for renovations during our visit.
Written November 10, 2023
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Traveller & Foodie
Montreal, Canada3,508 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
This building is where the Montreal Government seats. It is five stories high and was built over a period of six years: 1872-1878. It is located in Old Montreal and is accessible through the orange metro line; Champ de Mars. At this moment the building is under a big renovation so it’s closed for about three years. You can come around the gardens at night around 9pm and here the story of Montreal on an illuminated wall with lights and sound.
Written July 1, 2019
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karl1967
Rochester, NY30 contributions
Definitely worth taking the tour or at least stopping by, especially since it's free. The view from the terrace looking into downtown is great if you go on the tour. If you don't take the tour at least stop in and check out the beautiful council chambers.
Written November 4, 2005
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Rayglen0729
Jacksonville, FL3 contributions
Sep 2012 • Friends
If you try to park in downtown Montreal and you see a blue post with numbers on it, you need to look around and find a EZ paybox, either on the same street or across the street. You will need to deposit your parking money and enter the number off the blue pole where you have parked. If you don't do this, it could cost you $52.

There are no signs advising where to deposit your money.
Written September 23, 2012
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Elizabeth Loran
St Johann in Tirol, Austria19 contributions
Sep 2019
Worth visiting, and somewhere I've revisited many times over the years. This is not a large basilica but has interesting history. Stunningly beautiful, it left me totally speechless.
Written September 29, 2019
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john j
Winder, GA157 contributions
Jul 2019
We spent a day of touring old Montreal and had lunch and dinner there. It’s an interesting place and quite lovely, but I thought it would be bigger. It has a Riverwalk of the sort’s near the marina which is a long pedestrian walkway.
Also, there is a Chinatown which is about one square block in size and has many restaurants and souvenir shops. We were not able to go in to Notre Dame cathedral because it closed early that day. Old Montreal is a nice place to visit, but I probably would not take the time to go back there again unless I was going to be in that area for some reason. I would recommend that you take some time and visit there.
Written August 8, 2019
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Jessi604
Providence, RI9 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
Did you know that you can walk into City Hall and they will give you a free tour of the building? There were a handful of tours the day we went, with the schedules clearly visible when you walk in. Tours are both in French or English, so check the schedule for the language you need.

The tour covers the striking architecture of the building (those stained glass windows!) as well as the city council chambers, notable mayors, and a brief political history of Montreal. Our tour guide was amazing and genuine, and had some interesting stories about various mayors and events. This was an unexpected gem!
Written August 21, 2018
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Steve T
Preston, UK19,927 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
A truly beautiful, almost iconic building - quite rightly currently used as the City Hall. Massively characterful edifice suitably imposing in the very centre of the heart of Montreal and in the similarly historic and characterful Old Town - which itself is similarly impressive.

Also a feature are the relatively small gardens that border it with a good deal of effort having gone into featuring a topical element in the form of a floral tribute.

Do take the time to have a look - it is free after all.
Written August 7, 2018
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Sylvia B
Montreal, Canada120 contributions
Mar 2017 • Family
We went to Montreal's City Hall to commemorate Montreal's 375th year of inauguration. The walls where made of marble and so was the ceiling. All of the decorations where made of bronze and covered with golden leaves, they where absolutely amazing. Although we would have liked to see the mayor, he was not there. We would definitely go back during the summer.
Written March 24, 2017
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Matthew G
Indianapolis, IN403 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
Though we didn't tour it, we walked by it every day and marveled at the grounds and the lighting at night.
Written September 9, 2016
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City Hall, Montreal