Canadian Centre for Architecture (Centre Canadien d'Architecture)

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Canadian Centre for Architecture (Centre Canadien d'Architecture)

Canadian Centre for Architecture (Centre Canadien d'Architecture)
3.5
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
This museum includes several galleries dedicated to various architectural styles and serves as an interesting example of postmodern architecture itself.
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Ville-Marie
How to get there
  • Georges-Vanier • 4 min walk
  • Lucien-L'Allier • 4 min walk

3.5
80 reviews
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Very good
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Average
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Terrible
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Frank Sories
San Francisco, CA171 contributions
Worth a Visit for Architecture Buffs
Dec. 2019
I have been to CCA many times over the years, and have found their exhibits to be very informative and thought-provoking. Their current exhibition, "Building a new New World: Amerikanizm in Russian Architecture," was one of their best. The topic is very relevant and relatable. As always, there is a great deal of reading, but there are many more models, books, and other physical artifacts than in some past exhibitions. Their website states that the exhibit adopts an "expanded definition of architecture and of culture that encompasses industrial and graphic design, music, photography, film, and literature." This broader focus gives it a broader appeal. The film clips they've chosen are particularly enjoyable.

The building is beautiful, and the bookstore is most definitely worth a visit. If you are in Montreal for more than two or three days, I recommend a few hours at CCA.
Written 23 December 2019
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Kali
Wellington, New Zealand56 contributions
Ok for free entry
Aug. 2019
There is very little in the way of exhibits, but entry is free on Thursday evenings after 5:30pm so it may be worth a visit if there's something good on. The gift shop is very nice however, with a lot of design and architecture books as well as postcards.
Written 31 August 2019
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BASTripper
West Hartford, CT264 contributions
Excellent
Jul. 2019 • Family
Bravo, the museum certainly presents the information in an interesting and most understandable manner. Excellent for all ages.
Written 3 August 2019
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drichrx
Brooklyn, NY1,190 contributions
Limited
Jul. 2019 • Couples
Nice historic mansion. One nice exhibit on how personal happiness is used to design living spaces. However, museum is very limited and learned nothing about architecture in Montreal. On the plus side, it was very inexpensive to visit. Recommend you use the Atwater metro stop on the green line, rather than the Georges-Vaneir metro stop on the orange line which is a uphill climb through an auto tunnel.
Written 28 July 2019
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PaulaDDuck
Toronto, Canada191 contributions
Enjoyable Visit
Jun. 2019 • Family
We enjoyed wandering through the exhibits currently set up and really enjoyed wandering around the Van Horne/Shaughnessy House. Originally 2 semi-detached houses - one occupied by Duncan McIntyre and the second first by William Van Horne and later by Thomas G. Shaughnessy; the houses have been combined into a lovely space. The space showcases beautiful ornate plaster and woodwork throughout including lovely marquetry (or parquetry?) flooring and a cozy conservatory.
Written 21 June 2019
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JCFlash
Calgary43 contributions
Good place if you have any interest in architecture, landscape architecture, or similar design disciplines
May 2019 • Friends
Well presented and curated exhibits, and the book store has a wealth of text to peruse. It would be nice if there were more exhibits and customer service was worse for anglophones than francophones, but my overall visit was enjoyable.
Written 4 June 2019
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Soren_Dayton
Washington DC, DC30 contributions
Fascinating and very focused
Feb. 2019 • Couples
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 in Montreal
Written 17 February 2019
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Rob H
Toronto, Canada305 contributions
Architectural Ark
Nov. 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 and thrives as an arts hub. Visit for 1 1/2-2hours.
Written 21 November 2018
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CUB-1806
228 contributions
For architects only
Aug. 2018 • Couples
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 Italy drawings from 1972. And worst: the famous bibliotheque d'architecture with its world known archive of architecture plans and models is closed on a Saturday. Very good: the bookstore. The best: the sneak view into the old house from William Tutin Thomas from 1874 with its splendid saloons, woodwork and a greenhouse. Marvellous, and unanounced, the sculpture garden accross the street, beautifully arranged and designed by Melvin Charney. Here, architecture is presented in big models in steel and stone on pilars with a little irony. Surrounded by a beautiful park And then this artificial ruin of an old building like a mirror building of the historical museum accross the street. Well worth a detour.
Written 27 August 2018
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OutdoorGal17
Brooklyn, New York63 contributions
Difficult to Find, Worth the Trip
May 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 the CCA. Among the highlights are wonderful mahagony-paneled rooms, a conservatory, and molded plaster ceiling details.

IMPORTANT NOTE: the entrance is located at the rear of the building, next to a green, and off Rue Baile. The area is fenced but enter one of the gates and head toward a large mural. There is no entrance from Shaughnessy House on Boulevard Rene-Levesque.
Written 29 May 2018
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  • Thu - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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