This project builds on some of Montreal’s greatest strengths—our beloved mountain, our unique architectural heritage, and our reputation as a hotbed for knowledge, creativity, and innovation. By uniting these strengths in a single site, this project will fuel the future of both Montreal and Quebec.
Mount Royal is easy to see from downtown Montreal, but not so easy to get to. This project will open a new pedestrian access to the Mountain via a green and rejuvenated University Street.
Integrating the historic with the contemporary, this project will ensure that heritage is protected and the past serves as an inspiration for the future.
This project will give McGill University room to build on its international academic and research strengths, creating a magnet that will attract talented individuals from around the globe to Quebec.
Montreal is already the envy of many cities. Its natural beauty, its one-of-a-kind architecture, its world-class universities, and its combination of youthful energy and deep tradition are all ingredients for its future success. This project will unite these factors, building on both strengths and symbols, to create a future worthy of our highest aspirations.
McGill University is running out of space for its facilities, and is seeking to expand its campus within the downtown Montreal core. The university hopes to renovate the former Royal Victoria Hospital to create an innovative addition to their campus while providing a rich and dynamic atmosphere to its students.
The future of the Royal Victoria Hospital postponed
The inter-ministerial committee responsible for deciding the fate of the Royal Victoria Hospital has postponed its work this fall, awaiting the results of a feasibility study that will determine whether the institution will be integrated as part of McGill University.
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With the recent announcement that the Quebec government will share with McGill the cost of feasibility studies into the future of the now-vacant Royal Victoria Hospital site, Principal Suzanne Fortier has created a Principal’s Task Force on the Academic Vision and Mission of the RVH Site.
McGill University is delighted to announce that the project to transform the site currently occupied by the Royal Victoria Hospital has taken another important step forward.