2-3 Place Ville Marie

Located at the corner of Cathcart and University Streets, 2 & 3 Place Ville Marie offers superior quality offices as well as a pleasant and functional work environment linked directly to downtown Montreal. The building has a level with shops and boutiques, topped by seven office floors accessible though the Galerie Place Ville Marie, the Plaza level or the indoor parking.

The building borders a magnificent plaza at the centre of the Place Ville Marie complex. Place Ville Marie is exceptionally well located, in the heart of the economic activity in Montreal. Via Montreal’s sprawling underground pedestrian network—which originated with Place Ville Marie—people can access two metro stations, two train stations and a bus terminal, among other amenities. Both a business hub and retail centre, Place Ville Marie offers a stimulating environment for any modern company seeking prestige, comfort and efficiency.

Building specifications

Principal tenant firms

  • Espace CDPQ
  • Via Rail
  • WeWork

The Building



Built in


Number of office floors


Leasable area per floor

33,100 sq. ft.

Type of construction

Fire retardant steel beams for the first four levels. Steel frame encased in concrete for the upper three levels. Sandstone and tinted glass curtain wall.

Clearance slab to slab

11 ft. 5 in.

Clearance slab to suspended ceiling

8 ft. 5 in.

Load bearing capacity

Live load of 100 lbs/sq.ft.


2 per floor (men’s, women’s)


2 Place Ville Marie
shopping and lobby levels:
2 elevators incl. 1 freight elevator

3 Place Ville Marie
shopping and lobby levels:
2 elevators incl. 1 freight elevator


Power (for tenant equipment and lighting)

4.7 watts per sq. ft.


3,750 kva upon request subject to availability (fees apply)

Additional building services

  • Access to fiber optic network
  • Banking services and automated banking machines
  • Canada Post outlet
  • Composting program
  • Day care for Place Ville Marie tenants
  • Dental clinic
  • Dry cleaning and shoe repair
  • Food court
  • 2 full-service restaurants
  • Medical clinic
  • Onsite management team
  • Plaza
  • Paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, metal, electronic and computer equipment recycling program
  • Self-serve bicycle service
  • Shopping Promenade with stores and services
  • Sustainable development programs
  • Charging stations for electric vehicles
  • Allégo carpooling service
  • Showers and lockers
  • Bicycle parking
  • Communauto service

Tenant services centre

The Tenant Services Centre is the tenants’ and clients’ portal to Ivanhoe Cambridge. It is the central headquarters for service requests ranging from general maintenance to housekeeping to plumbing and electrical needs, among others. Users can count on efficient, quick handling of their requests, and a standardized quality of service that is constantly being upgraded. Requests can be made online, by email, fax or phone. Servicing turnaround times are subject to Ivanhoe Cambridge’s exacting standards.

Awards and Honours

BOMA BESt Level 4 Certification

Program recognizing the building’s environmental performance

Two-time winner of the BOMA Building of the Year Award

LEED Silver (existing building) certified in December 2014

Member of Hydro-Québec’s Energy Savers’ Circle


Geographic location

City block bordered by René-Lévesque Boulevard, and Mansfield, Cathcart Streets and Robert-Bourassa blvd. (University).

Nearby services

Underground access to Bonaventure and McGill subway stations

Underground access to Central and Lucien-L’Allier train stations

Underground access to the 1000 De La Gauchetière West bus terminal

Direct access to the underground pedestrian network

Underground access to the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel

Near several BIXI stations


Place Ville Marie indoor parking

700 spaces with monthly pass
200 spaces for visitors

Carbon monoxide detection and sprinkler system


5 ft. 11 in.

Carwash service

Security assistance terminals

Automated payment system

Mechanical systems

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)


Entirely automated main control system


Steam water heat exchanger
Induction unit
Heat recovery wheel

Ventilation pneumatic control

Approx. 5% of ventilation systems
Approx. 60% of individual room controls

Ventilation electrical control

Approx. 95% of ventilation systems

Operating hours

Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Other periods: Upon request (fees apply)

Fresh air rate

Variable with a 10% minimum

Relative humidity

Summer: 50% maximum
Winter: Up to 30% at -5 °C
and 15% at -20 °C

Independent controls for interior zones

One for every 500 sq. ft. of open area


  • State-of-the-art operations centre
  • Team of security guards 24/7
  • Computerized entry card control system limiting access to the Place Ville Marie office buildings after regular business hours
  • Entry-card-only elevator access after business hours
  • Fully automated sprinkler system
  • Computerized fire detection and evacuation message system
  • Fire prevention technician permanently assigned to the building
  • Staff trained in first aid and fire prevention
  • Security escort to parking area
  • 260 + surveillance cameras complex-wide linked to a digital recording and viewing system