The Government of Québec hired experts from the ARTEC firm as acoustics specialists to develop the project.
The Prime Minister of Québec Jean Charest and the Minister of Culture and Communications and Minister responsible for the region of Montréal Line Beauchamp announce the construction of a new concert hall.
Request for qualification to select potential partners from the private sector for the design, construction, funding, operation and maintenance of the new concert hall.
Call for proposals to select the partner who will be in charge of the design, construction, funding, operation and maintenance of the new concert hall.
Submission of technical proposals
Submission of funding proposals
A 29-year partnership agreement is signed with Groupe immobilier Ovation for the design, construction, funding, operation and maintenance of the new concert hall.
Launching of construction work and demolition of the old parking lot
Construction of the new parking lot and the Grand Foyer culturel of Place des Arts
Beginning of the construction of the new concert hall
Erection of the structure and parking Lot
December 2010 - January 2011
Mechanical engineering and electricity construction and also interior and exterior architecture
August 26, 2011
Arrival of musicians
September 7, 2011
December 31, 2011
Completion of the construction
A unique auditory and visual experience right in the center of the city
Natural acoustics, perfect visibility and intimacy are the ingredients which will make this new room one of the most prestigious internationally.
Questions about the concert hall
Project Cost At the time the project was announced in 2006, its estimated cost was $105 million. At the time the construction site was opened in 2009, the cost had risen to $259 million. Why such an increase?
A Message from Christine St-Pierre
"A culmination of hopes long-time nurtured by musicians and music lovers alike from Montréal and across Québec"
Minister of Culture, Communications and the Status of Women
A Message from Kent Nagano
"This hall will serve as a symbol of the importance culture has in Québec and of the optimism with which this society envisions the future"
Music Director of the OSM.
Updated on : 27 July 2010