5 Place Ville Marie

5 Place Ville Marie offers 18 floors of high-quality office space—a total of 522,000 square feet—custom built and furbished to respond to the needs of companies seeking an exceptional environment in Downtown Montreal. Also, the recent makeover of the building’s exterior gives the entire complex a renewed urban flair. The glass curtain-wall provides broad lighting to the occupants.

An integral part of the Place Ville Marie complex, this building offers every conceivable advantage in terms of prestige, location and services. For instance, it is directly connected to Galerie Place Ville Marie and to Montreal’s famous network of underground shops and boutiques. Decision-makers focused on their company’s image and success will be sold on this building and its dynamic environment.

Building specifications

Principal tenant firms

  • Business Development Bank of Canada

The Building



Built in


Number of office floors


Leasable area per floor

30,400 sq. ft.

Type of construction

Reinforced concrete, except levels 69 feet to 124 feet, which have steel beams encased in concrete, new aluminum and 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)


Floors 1 to 8 4 elevators, including 1 freight elevator with direct access to indoor parking and loading dock

Floors 9 to 17 4 elevators, including 1 freight elevator with direct access to indoor parking and loading dock


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 housing 50 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
Dual duct mixing box

Ventilation pneumatic control

Approx. 5% of ventilation systems
Approx. 50% 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