MONTREAL GAZETTE | McCord Museum will double in size and stay at its current site

Published: 1 May 2019

Months of speculation ended when the McCord Museum announced Tuesday that its new home will be built on the site of its current home on Sherbrooke and Victoria Sts. in the heart of Montreal’s Golden Square Mile. As McCord president and chief executive officer Suzanne Sauvage enthused about the museum’s ideal location, halfway between the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Musée d’art contemporain, close to downtown universities, near public transit, the soon-to-be-re-imagined McGill College artery and the McGill station of the city’s future light-rail system, she was philosophical. She said an architectural design competition will be held for the design of the project. It will preserve the western facade of the current structure as well as the Sherbrooke St. heritage building itself, designed by architect Percy Nobbs as the McGill Student Union Building and completed in 1906.

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