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5 fun facts about our new downtown building


May 2, 2023

5 fun facts about our new downtown building

 

1- It’s strategically located in Montreal’s business district

Situated at 501 De La Gauchetière Street West, only a two-minute walk from the Square-Victoria–OACI metro station, the new Hélène Desmarais Building is in the heart of the downtown core. As a result, our courses, activities and events will be easier to get to via public transit and other modes of transportation. The building also boasts an incredible view of the adjacent Saint Patrick’s Basilica. And the panoramic vistas of the surrounding cityscape from the rooftop patios will be an ideal backdrop for after-work drinks in the summer.

Executive Education HEC Montréal in downtown Montréal
Executive Education HEC Montréal in downtown Montréal
Executive Education HEC Montréal in downtown Montréal

 

2- The facilities are brand-new and very impressive

Located on the 7th floor of the Hélène Desmarais Building, Executive Education HEC Montréal’s facilities are technologically sophisticated, highly functional and user-friendly. Here are a few pictures to give you a sneak peek!

Executive Education HEC Montréal in downtown Montréal
Executive Education HEC Montréal in downtown Montréal
Executive Education HEC Montréal in downtown Montréal
Executive Education HEC Montréal in downtown Montréal
Executive Education HEC Montréal in downtown Montréal
Executive Education HEC Montréal in downtown Montréal

 

3- We’re that much closer to the finish line

The work crews are busy putting the last touches on everything so that we can serve the entire Executive Education HEC Montréal community from the Hélène Desmarais Building starting in the fall. This video, shot in April 2023, shows how far everything has come!

 

4- It’s an award-winner

Accolades for the new Hélène Desmarais Building have already started pouring in, even before the official opening. On March 16, 2023, the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Quebec and Eastern Ontario honoured the School’s design and construction team with a Concrete Construction Excellence Award in the mid-rise building category. The building also picked up special mentions of architectural and engineering merit. The challenges resulting from the incline of the building’s façades were specifically highlighted during the awards ceremony.

 

5- There’s more to explore!

The new Executive Education HEC Montréal facilities will be a premier destination for classroom and peer learning, corporate functions and business networking. Our arrival in downtown Montreal will coincide with the expansion of our event calendar. And our custom training options will now be given at a location that is closer to our clients’ place of business.

 

Watch for further updates and find out what the first courses at the new building will be. Our entire team looks forward to seeing you there.

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