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Hélène Desmarais Building

Heralding HEC Montréal’s return to downtown, the Hélène Desmarais Building combines modernity, functionality and sustainability. The avant-garde facilities offer an environment conducive to learning and collaboration. It embodies HEC Montréal's commitment to excellence and the development of tomorrow's leaders.

Modernity, sustainability, community

The construction of this timeless, eco-friendly building in the heart of the downtown business district is designed to integrate it respectfully into its host environment.

Exploring spaces

Classrooms, cafeteria, collaborative spaces and more: The Hélène Desmarais Building offers a variety of spaces spread over eight levels divided into four wings, each with its own identifying colour. The different levels have been optimized to facilitate the flow of movement. Discover the levels in detail.

Book a space (authorized users)

Are you a member of the student community, faculty or staff? Find out which spaces you can book.

Getting to the Hélène Desmarais Building


501, rue De La Gauchetière Ouest
Montréal, QC H2Z 1Z5

Building entrances

  • Entrée Carmelle et Rémi-Marcoux (main entrance), on Rue De la Gauchetière Ouest
  • Entrance to the underground parking garage, on Rue De La Gauchetière Ouest
  • Famille Waechter entrance, on the Côte du Beaver Hall, in front of a Square-Victoria-ICAO metro entrance
  • Entrée Famille Karim, located at the crosswalk on Boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest

Active transportation

Public transport
Metro, train and Réseau express métropolitain (REM): Square-Victoria-OACI Metro and Gare Centrale

Bus: Route 150

Bike racks
Indoor and outdoor bike racks

BIXI stations
View map of nearby stations

Indoor parking for 90 vehicles and charging stations for electric vehicles.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Weekends, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.