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Canadian Centre for Architecture (Centre Canadien d'Architecture)

1920 rue Baile, Montreal, Quebec H3H 2S6, Canada
+1 514-939-7026
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Amazing Bookstore...the rest underwhelmed

So I'm an architect, and I hear about the CCA prior to my visit to Montreal. Naturally I am... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
New Orleans, Louisiana
excellent museum/gallery (incredible book store too)

If you are a museum, gallery, and/or architecture fan, then the CCA will probably be a highlight of... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
Ben B
ontario, 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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  • Very good20%
  • Average20%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible9%
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1920 rue Baile, Montreal, Quebec H3H 2S6, Canada
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
+1 514-939-7026
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank bmpaczak
Reviewed 27 February 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

Thank Ben B
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Went to see use of old building incorporated with new architecture, temporary exhibits, bookstore. Enjoyable visit.

1  Thank ophelia1953
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Small museum with some limited interesting exhibits. Good place to get out of the cold for a couple of hours. Had some nice info on early Montreal and there was a special exhibition from a private collection on Asia which has some interesting pieces.

1  Thank Jeremy Q
Reviewed 24 October 2016

As an architect i was happy when i found this Centre. There are plans, models and temporary exhibits, but all in a few rooms. I don't think it represents all what Montreal has in its rich construction history. The bookstore is worth the visit and...More

Thank arisol17
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Not just for the specialist. Have a look at the website for exhibitions, lectures, seminars, concerts, family activities. You are bound to find something of interest. An enormously pleasing building incorporating a really lovely 19th century house. Welcoming, knowledgeable staff; admission includes periodic guided tours....More

Thank SuzanneT79
Reviewed 7 May 2016

We thought that Montreal would have a fine exhibition of various architectural styles and were keen to visit. On arrival, there was no signs to direct us to the entrance and so we walked around the entire building before realising that the unmarked door was...More

1  Thank SpikeAustralia
Reviewed 21 April 2016

I have seen a great retrospective of Mies van der Rohe here a few years ago. Phillis Bronfman-Lambert, is an avid fan of Mies, having worked with him on the Seagram Building in New York,(belongs to her Family). ..Lately , there was a great show...More

Thank Andre E
Reviewed 5 March 2016

I read about the Canadian Centre for Architecture and, despite inclement weather, made the trek and enjoyed an hour-long visit. Perhaps the weather was keeping others away, but the galleries were quiet. I loved it! Great displays and excellent bookstore/gift shop.

Thank lovesolovely
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

The CCA is a labor of love built and founded by Phyllis Lambert. An amazing woman with an indefatigable amount of energy. She brought European modernism to North America with her will and with that same passion has built the CCA, for generations to come...More

Thank Mimiophi
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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