As part of the “I love working downtown” initiative, the Chamber is proud to have presented ·CRÉATIONMTL a program of 14 creative and sensory experiences designed by hundreds of artists and collaborators!

The free installations and activities have inspired thousands of workers and visitors, and have breathed new life into the heart of the city. They have given colleagues, friends and partners a chance to enjoy time together during a welcome break in their workday.

These supported projects stood out as part of a major call for projects, and the foundation behind the initiative was as follows: "With workers returning downtown, we have an opportunity to rethink how we do things as we reclaim our spaces. Let’s make downtown a fun place to be for the workers who are there every day. Let’s give ourselves a break from the daily routine, so that returning to the office is not just going back to the way things were."

Watch this video highlighting the 14 unique projects that have energized the downtown core while enriching Montréal’s cultural and creative scene (in French only).


Ré·CRÉATION MTL has left a unique mark on our city.

In short, our ré·CRÉATION MTL signature projects have made a significant positive impact in many ways:

  • They have attracted thousands of workers and visitors to the downtown area.
  • They have involved hundreds of managers, collaborators, experts, artists and craftspeople.
  • They have enabled new business relationships between property owners and the creative and cultural industries.
  • Four permanent installations are now major attractions in the downtown area.
  • Many of these projects have enabled promoters to test new ideas and ways of doing things, and many will be upgraded, relocated and even exported.


Learn about all of these creative experiences in the sections below!

Permanent installations

Photo credit: Olivier Bousquet

La MUe de la Place Dupuis

Employees are more than ever looking for a workplace that is inviting, innovative, stimulating and stands out from the crowd. MU will transform some of the corridors into euphoric, immersive experiences that stimulate the senses and will have you exclaiming, “I love working downtown!”

Location: Place Dupuis


Discover this project
Photo credit : Canadiens de Montréal

Generations of Greatness

This urban mural on a brick wall permanently commemorates Montréal’s hockey history, demonstrating the game’s cultural significance. This massive mural will also be technologically enhanced using light installations and special light effects.

Location: Cour Rio Tinto


Discover this project
Photo credit: Les Productions LNDMRK Inc.

Les fleurs sont partout : Le jardin du centre-ville

This installation celebrates the resilience and strength of Montrealers during this pandemic period. Flowers stand tall, regardless of the weather or the season. They bring life to our city, enticing workers to come and admire the energy that is their very essence.

Location: 770 Sherbrooke Street West


Discover this project
Photo credit: Claude Cormier + Associés

The Ring

Helping generate buzz about our city and making it more attractive and exciting, this signature project for Montréal will have a monumental impact on the community—benefiting workers, residents, merchants and tourists alike. 

Location: Esplanade PVM


Discover this project

Closed projects

Photo credit : Moment Factory


Moment Factory creates games using elements from team sports and interactive games, and provides a spot for downtown workers to meet and rekindle their collaborative spirit. 

Discover this project
Photo credit : Rodeo FX


Promoters: Jobel Art for the Earth and Rodeo FX

The figurative, emotional and informative immersion in the waters of the St. Lawrence will allow passers-by, as they walk through, to consider and visualize the river as a living element and a fundamental resource that is part of Montreal’s DNA.


Discover this project
Photo credit : Daily tous les jours

Eating Voices

Whether for lunch, happy hour or a special team dinner, Food Sessions gives people returning downtown for work the opportunity to experience something new at this neighbourhood favourite for foodies.

Discover this project
Photo credit : Thierry Du Bois

Festival Art Souterrain XL

Thanks to support from the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal, the Festival Art Souterrain will have an unusual format. It will offer visitors more to see and experience in the underground city, showcasing imposing creations and a larger selection of artists, exploring the theme of diversity and inclusion.

Discover this project
Photo credit : Ulysse Lemerise

Holographic Garden – The Other Side of the Screen

This installation, Holographic Garden – The Other Side of the Screen, consists of an open structure overlooking an urban garden. The structure is made of shimmering, colourful materials designed to create holographic effects, with local plant life adding the final touch. 

Discover this project
Photo credit : Félix Audette

Les Espaces temps

Workers will reconnect with their community in immersive new variations on co-working spaces. These spaces will stop time, letting visitors meet up with co-workers for a coffee break or enjoy some quiet time alone.

Discover this project
Photo credit: Moment Factory

Miroir Miroir

Miroir Miroir is a series of immersive art installations that are activated by the ideas and movements of those who explore them. Workers downtown are invited to step into a universe of colour and sound, where the destination is a product of their imagination.

Discover this project
Photo credit: Harrison Fun

nrml bskt

Promoter: Harrison Fun

Harrison Fun provides us with an accessible, stimulating and beautiful playground celebrating basketball. Located downtown, this space provides players with an impressive, memorable and unique court with smart features.

Discover this project
Photo credit: Nicolas Grenier


A project in which art and technology come together in an immersive space in the heart of downtown. Workers will be invited to an exhibition featuring a selection of digital works by international artists, whose respective visions reveal a heightened perception of current and future technological issues.

Discover this project
Thierry Du Bois / Cosmos image

"Station d'été" workspaces

These unique, original themed outdoor meeting rooms are designed to welcome teams and offer them a new way of working downtown that lets them reconnect with colleagues while they rediscover the heart of the city.

Discover this project

With the financial participation of:

Consent to Cookies

This website uses necessary cookies to ensure its proper functioning and security. Other cookies and optional technologies make it possible to facilitate, improve or personalize your navigation on our website. If you click "Refuse", some portions of our website may not function properly. Learn more about our privacy policy.