Shopping mall

Place ville marie

Galerie Place Ville Marie is famous for its many unique attributes: a choice location in the heart of downtown, its dynamic business and social life, a distinctive layout featuring a range of interior spaces focused on well-being and ensuring maximum comfort to all those who occupy it. Galerie Place Ville Marie is currently being revitalized, and will ultimately be transformed, offering unique and quality services centred on lifestyle and experience.

Galerie Place Ville Marie sets itself apart through the diversity and complementarity of its retailers, housing nearly 50 boutiques and restaurants. A city within a city, the shopping centre links all Place Ville Marie buildings, providing occupants and visitors alike with direct access to the McGill and Bonaventure subway stations, the South Shore bus terminal, and the Windsor and Central train stations. Two major hotels are also linked to Galerie Place Ville Marie: the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth and the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure. Downtown Montreal is a model of bustling activity offering a wealth of benefits. At its heart, Galerie Place Ville Marie welcomes an average of nearly 1.6 million people every month. As well, a captive clientele of nearly 25,000 people work in neighbouring buildings. This strategic location, in addition to lucrative sales per square foot, remains the envy of any retailer eager to reap the rewards of a wealth of business opportunities.

Building specifications

Principal tenant firms

  • Browns
  • Jean-Paul Fortin
  • Pharmaprix
  • Restaurant Le Keg
  • Tristan

The Building



Built in


Number of commercial floors


Type of construction

Inverted roof with Hydrotec membrane, overhead granite terrace and glass atrium.

Clearance slab to slab

13 ft.

Clearance slab to suspended ceiling

8 ft. 5 in.

Load bearing capacity

Live load of 100 lbs/sq.ft.


2 (men’s, women’s)


2 escalators directly servicing the parking area

2 escalators directly servicing the underground pedestrian network

2 escalators servicing the Central train station as well as 1, 2 & 3, 4 and 5 Place Ville Marie


Power (for tenant equipment and lighting)

8.96 watts per sq. ft.


3,740 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, lockers and 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 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 and University Streets.

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 coils
Heat pump generating heat recovery
Independent peripheral hot water and forced air heating

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: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 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