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Esplanade PVM

Esplanade PVM is where Montreal’s heart beats. An outdoor space that integrates into Montreal’s urban fabric, Esplanade PVM, as an outstretched terrace, can be enjoyed day or night. Its upcoming programming will promote wellness, culture and community.

Chance Encounters Under the Open Sky


The Esplanade PVM’s glass pavilion is a living space where the underground city’s energy meets the bustle of Montreal streets. With its 2020 programming, the esplanade will set the stage to promote well-being and countless, spontaneous encounters by organizing initiatives that will encourage people to exchange, recharge and experience.  

“Our primary goal is for this civic space to be a catalyst for downtown social activity. Given the importance of this iconic space, we sought additional exposure to urban activity, making it more accessible and usable. Our major architectural interventions are in line with this desire for great openness.”

Jean Pelland

Architect and Senior Partner, Sid Lee Architecture 


Friendly Gathering Spaces


The social islands that will live on Esplanade PVM are designed to provide more than just a place to sit. There are several elements designed to encourage exchanges with others, while allowing you to stay connected to the world. They include: 

  • landscaping 

  • ambient music 

  • Wi-Fi network 

  • charging stations for laptops and mobile devices 

  • ambient lighting in the evening 

There is nothing better than fresh air when having a meeting, chatting with friends or just taking a moment to recharge.  

“The Esplanade revitalization has been thoughtfully conceived and brilliantly imagined. This work will greatly enhance Place Ville Marie’s contribution to the civic life of Montreal, fulfilling the promise of our original vision and thereby making me enormously happy.”

Henry Cobb

Head Architect of Place Ville Marie 

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