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The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA; French: Centre canadien d'architecture) is a museum of architecture and research centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located at 1920 Baile Street, between Fort Street and Saint-Marc Street in what was once part of the Golden Square Mile. Today, it is considered to be located in the Shaughnessy Village neighbourhood of the borough of Ville-Marie.Before you head to Montreal, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Montreal road trip planning website, to make sure you see all that Montreal has to offer, including Canadian Centre for Architecture (Centre Canadien d'Architecture).
Phyllis Lambert is the founding director emeritus, Bruce Kuwabara is chair of the board of trustees, Giovanna Borasi is the director. It was designed and built by Peter Rose.
The CCA contains a large library and archives, and is host to various exhibits throughout the year. It is also home to a study centre open to the general public. The CCA provides educational programs and cultural activities.
The CCA also has an architectural garden located on the southern side of René Lévesque Boulevard. The sculpture garden was realized by architect Melvin Charney.
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I have been to CCA many times over the years, and have found their exhibits to be very informative and thought-provoking. Their current exhibition, "Building a new New World: Amerikanizm in Russian..... more »
There is very little in the way of exhibits, but entry is free on Thursday evenings after 5:30pm so it may be worth a visit if there's something good on. The gift shop is very nice however, with a... more »
Really cool museum. Not really that much to see inside, but of what little exhibitions there are available, they were extremely interesting and thought-provoking. The architecture of the old sections along with the renovated parts are really fun and exciting to look at. There’s not really too much else in the area around, but across the street on the lawn are some great sculptures.
the space is quite beautiful and free on Thursday evenings. It's a great place to walk around especially in the winter time. It's very comfortable I've been to some good talks and takes a good exhibitions there. However, I feel that the subjects and expositions can be a little bit opaque or a little bit dry and boring if you aren't a curatorial professional or art history scholar.
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