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Acclaim for its architecture and tourism offering


Montreal, April 26, 2024 — The Port of Montreal has won three awards for its majestic 65-metre observation tower at the Port of Montreal’s Grand Quay, in recognition of both its architectural character and its appeal as a tourist attraction, as well as for the Grand Quay's outdoor spaces. The Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec awarded it the Prix d’excellence as part of the Prix d’excellence en architecture 2024, while Tourisme Montréal awarded it the Prix Développement de l’offre touristique et du produit as part of the Prix Distinction 2024, and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) presented it with the Excellence award in the Medium-Scale Public Landscapes category.

Julie Gascon, the President and CEO of the Montreal Port Authority pointed out that “The Port of Montreal Tower is taking its place as part of Montreal’s landscape, becoming an architectural and tourist landmark for our city. We’re very proud of this achievement! I share these two accolades with all our staff at the Port of Montreal, as well as with our partners and in particular the Provencher_Roy architectural firm with whom we created this gem!”

With the aim of highlighting Quebec’s exceptional architecture, the Ordre des architectes du Québec's Prix d’excellence en architecture 2024 celebrate organizations and individuals committed to creating high-quality, inclusive architecture in Quebec. As winner, the Port Tower was hailed as a shining example of urban renewal, particularly for its construction on a quay with limited access, as well as for its concrete and steel structure, which pays tribute to the port’s history while simultaneously becoming an eye-catching tourist destination. 

During its Prix Distinction 2024 awards ceremony, Tourisme Montréal celebrated the excellence and achievements of organizations working in Montreal’s tourism industry. The Port of Montreal Tower has made its mark as a new tourism facility. Inaugurated in 2023, the imposing Tower offers one of the finest views of Montreal and the Saint Lawrence River, as well as an interactive experience that allows visitors to discover Montreal and its port. The Port of Montreal Tower is open to the public every weekend from noon to 5 p.m. and during the summer, every day from noon to 8 p.m.

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About the Port of Montreal

Operated by the Montreal Port Authority (MPA), the Port of Montreal is the largest container port in Eastern Canada and a diversified transshipment centre that handles all types of goods: containerized and non-containerized cargo, liquid bulk and dry bulk. The only container port in Quebec, it is a destination port served by the largest shipping lines in the world. It is also an intermodal hub with a service offering that is unique in North America, featuring its own rail network directly dockside connected to Canada’s two national rail networks. The MPA also operates a Cruise Terminal and a Port Centre.

The MPA factors economic, social and environmental components into its corporate initiatives. This commitment is governed by a sustainable development policy whose guiding principles focus on involvement, cooperation and accountability. Port activity supports 590,000 jobs and generates $93.5 billion in economic benefits annually. 

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