With its countless skyscrapers and architectural gems, you often have to crane your neck towards the sky to take in all of Montreal’s sights. With the opening of Place Ville Marie’s new observation deck, visitors can now see the city from a different point of view.
The building, comprised mainly of a shopping centre and offices, will now house the 360 degree observation deck on its 46th floor as part of the Au Sommet Place Ville Marie project. From 188 metres above ground level, guests can take a peek at passersby strolling along the St. Lawrence River, Mount Royal and Old Montreal. The space also includes a photo gallery showcasing the history of the building.
On the 45th floor, different aspects of Montreal life including sports, music and food are highlighted through 55 informative videos, photos pulled from social media and archival material in the digital #MTLGO exhibit. Visitors are asked to ‘like’ the content they find the most interesting by scanning their admission bracelets. Based on the content you have liked, a computer then compiles a list of suggested activities to help you discover Montreal.
Also part of this new initiative is Les Enfants Terribles restaurant and a separate terrace (set to open in mid-July) on the 44th floor where you can gaze out at the city year-round.
Tickets cost $19 for adults, $15 for students, $13 for kids ages 6 to 12 and free for little ones under six. A general admission ticket allows you access to the observation deck, the #MTLGO exhibit and the terrace. A family packages for two adults and two children or one adult and three children is also available for $54.
Opening hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays, until Sept.5, but different operating hours apply for the Les Enfants Terribles restaurant. The entrance to Place Ville Marie is located on Cathcart Street.
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