The City of Montréal Launches McGill College Urban Design Competition

Avenue McGill College. Credit: Design Montréal

The city of Montréal has launched an international multidisciplinary urban design competition for the development of Place de l’Avenue McGill College.

This public square will be created by pedestrianizing Avenue McGill College over its full length, comprising four sections, from Rue Cathcart to Rue Sherbrooke Ouest.

The competition is held in three stages. The first stage requires anonymous proposals; the second involves service offerings submitted by a maximum of five finalists chosen after the first stage by the jury; and the third includes complementary service offerings submitted by two grand finalists chosen after the second stage by the jury.

The competition aims to select a spatial design concept for the entire Place de l’Avenue McGill College. The concept must meet and surpass the City’s expectations regarding the challenges posed by the Project.

The city will transform this 16,000 square metre venue into a relaxing, nature embellished and people-friendly space from Mount Royal to Place Ville Marie.

The deadline for submissions to the first stage is December 19, 2019.

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