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January 26, 2015

Canada: Montréal Historical Venues Open Doors to Groups

Tourisme Montréal has released a list of 10 historical venues in the city available for group use.

They are:

The University Club of Montréal: This downtown venue, which was founded in 1907, is decorated with dark wood trim and “prized” Canadian art. It has 14 meeting rooms, which can accommodate groups ranging in size from 10 to 250. Large windows provide rooms with plenty of natural light. 

Cité Historia’s Maison du Meunier: Built in 1727, this space combines features such as original beams and fieldstone walls with modern amenities like climate control, multimedia projections and WiFi. Suitable for groups up to 45 people. 

Le Musée Dufresne-Nincheri: This former residence has five meeting rooms, each of which have distinct design details such as a neo-Gothic vaulted ceiling and a series of paintings depicting the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice. Capacity is up 75 people for meetings, and 150 people for receptions. 

Centre d’histoire de Montréal: Constructed in 1903 and originally used as a fire station, this museum is located in the heart of the city’s historic district. It has a renovated interior that is fully accessible for people in wheelchairs. Capacity: up to 150. 

Bonsecours Market: Housed in a stately building in the city’s Old Port, Bonsecours Market houses 15 Quebec craft boutiques and is one of Canada’s top heritage buildings. Capacity: Groups from 100 to nearly 1,000. 

McCord Museum: Housed in a building designed by renowned architect Percy E. Nobbs, this venue has an intimate lounge, a multimedia theatre, a large atrium and a variety of exhibition spaces for groups to use. 

Cabaret Lion d’Or: This cabaret-style hall features Art Deco design details. It is suitable for team-building activities, presentations and receptions, and can accommodate up to 100 guests. 

Pointe-à-Callière Museum: Comprised of a number of buildings, this museum offers planners myriad venue options, ranging from an outdoor patio at L’Arrivage restaurant and updated Mariner’s House to the architecturally-stunning Éperon building. In total, it has 11 meeting spaces and can accommodate groups up to 500 people. Groups will also benefit from its showcases, which cover local history dating back 1,000 years. 

Le Windsor: This former hotel offers two ballrooms—the Victorian-style Salon Windsor and the French Renaissance-inspired Salon Versailles—as well as the flamboyant Peacock Alley. Maximum capacity of 1,100 people. 

Cabaret du Roy: Groups of up to 250 people can meet at this restaurant that celebrates the history of 18th century piracy. 

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