HEC Montréal will be a presence in the heart of the business district, opening a new building in the Ville-Marie borough in 2021.
New building in the downtown business district
The new building is to be erected on part of a property next to St. Patrick’s Basilica, between côte du Beaver Hall and rue Saint-Alexandre.
This will enable HEC Montréal to:
expand its range of distinctive specialized management programs, in French;
get closer to the business community;
simplify access for downtown workers to HEC Montréal classes; and
foster exchanges with institutional partners and create a forum for knowledge transfer and co-innovation to help companies thrive (bringing together activities devoted to entrepreneurship and innovation, along with research centres).
To better serve the large number of its students who work in downtown Montréal, HEC Montréal plans to offer a number of distinctive specialized programs in the new building:
portfolio of MBA programs
certain certificates, specialized graduate diplomas and short graduate programs
training for professionals, executives and managers
research and knowledge transfer activities
community services (e.g., access to meeting rooms)
HEC Montréal Foundation
HEC Montréal alumni network
All activities relating to the bachelor’s, Master of Science in Administration and doctoral programs will remain at the School’s Côte-Ste-Catherine and Decelles buildings, in the Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough.
*Calls for tenders for architects, engineers, consultants, architectural concept and preliminary sketches, plans and specifications.
Reactions by the business community
« HEC Montréal’s return to downtown is excellent news for both the business community and the university community. Although the School has always been attuned to the needs of local businesspeople, I am convinced that this new location will create opportunities giving it even more tools to serve the business community and people working downtown. It will be able to work more closely with companies on developing financial skills, especially in risk management and mathematical finance. This heightened collaboration will open up some very promising new avenues. »
« To innovate and advance, every society needs visionary, creative, curious, enterprising and committed leaders who can look at the world differently. HEC Montréal trains and encourages such people. In future, downtown executives and professionals will have easier access to the tools that the School provides for them to make their dreams reality. It’s a great asset for the future. »
On July 8th, in preparation of the construction of the new HEC Montréal building next to St. Patrick's Basilica, the company MATPEL ébénisterie écologique cut down some trees with the intention of reusing its wood. The logs will be sawed on site to produce planks that will serve to make indoor furniture.
Note that in keeping with its landscaping plan presented to the community in fall 2018, HEC Montréal has already transplanted 23 crabapple trees that were on the site for safekeeping purposes. They have now been relocated to a farmland and will be replanted on the site once the construction work is completed.
Tour the inside of the new building
HEC Montréal is pleased to offer a 3D tour of the interior of its new building, designed by Provencher Roy Associés, the firm responsible for the architecture, urban planning and interior design of this ambitious project.
The School plans to create accessible, welcoming spaces equipped with the latest technology, guaranteeing all users an exceptional collaborative experience.
Enjoy the tour!
Questions about the project?
Telephone 514 340-6644 or 1 855 640-6644 (toll free)