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Dominion Square Building

Montréal, Québec
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1010 Saint-Catherine Street West, Montreal, QC, Canada
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Dominion Square Building

Édifice Dominion Square

The Gazette Building


Location: 1010, Sainte-Catherine Street West,

Montreal, Quebec H3B 1E7  #1200


Architects: Ross and Macdonald  1928-30

Style: Beaux Arts Style

Materials: The façade is of Alabama Rockwood limestone


Historic Classification:

Minister of Culture & Communications, Quebec

Annexed as part of the Historical Square Dorchester &

Place du Canada site.


A landmark office building in Downtown Montreal located on St. Catherine St. West.  It faces historic Dorchester Square on its south side and is bordered by Peel and Metcalfe streets.

The building is named after the historic Park Square at its southern entrance.

The building was acquired for $78.25 million in 2005 by David Azrieli of Azrieli Holdings Inc., and offers access to a 600 lot parking garage in two levels, under the building.

The building current houses as prominent tenants, the Montreal Gazette Corporate Office, the Montreal Tourist Office facing Dorchester Square, WeWork and Global Television Network.



Completed between 1928 and 1930 in the Beaux Arts style, the Dominion Square Building is both a commercial office tower and a shopping mall. The site was formerly occupied by the Erksine Presbyterian Church c. 1866.

Designed by the architectural firm of Ross and Macdonald, the building comprises twelve floors,  the main entrance primarily serves as the entrance to the Montreal Gazette with the escalators leading to a mezzanine looking out onto the ground floor below.

This architectural solution allows natural light to filter through the  mezzanine level in the atrium space at the entrance.

During the renovations in 1989, a second and third floor extension was made on the south-side of the building over looking  Dominion Square Park.  The space, a glass enclosed atrium solarium, served as a restaurant overlooking the historic park below.







  • Food and Beverages
  • Guided Tour
  • National Historic Site
  • Parking
  • Parkland
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access


1010 Saint-Catherine Street West, Montreal, QC, Canada
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