A project carried out by Ivanhoé Cambridge

Suspended at the main entrance of Esplanade PVM (a favourite gathering place for Montrealers), the imposing structure is set to enhance the face of Montréal while adding to the city’s liveliness, vitality and appeal.

The project in a nutshell

Resembling a gateway to the city centre, The Ring, was developed by Ivanhoé Cambridge, a global real estate leader, and designed by Claude Cormier + Associés, a landscape architecture firm whose projects have helped redefine the city’s urban spaces.

The Ring will visually link Esplanade PVM to the rest of the city while restoring its original event-related and cultural purpose, making it a preferred gathering place in the city centre. The installation will symbolize the strong connection between Montréal, its citizens and its visitors. It will create a timeless and contemporary atmosphere, as workers gradually return to the city centre and tourists, both local and international, once again enjoy everything the metropolis has to offer.

The Ring at a glance

  • Weighs over 50,000 pounds
  • Measures 30 metres in diameter
  • Represents almost two years of collaboration by a multidisciplinary team

Lighting of The Ring

With its diffuse lighting, The Ring establishes a strong connection extending from the illuminated cross of Mount Royal to PVM and the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel via McGill College Avenue, which will be completely revitalized in the coming years.

Visit and discover!


Permanent installation accessible from its unveiling in June 2022


Esplanade PVM

1 Place Ville Marie, Montréal, Quebec H3B 2C4

McGill station



Production credits


Ivanhoé Cambridge


Claude Cormier + Associés


Claude Bernard–Formaviva Inc. (Manufacturing and installation advisor)

Gilles Arpin–EP Éclairage Public (Lighting designer)

Franz Knoll–NCK (Structural engineer)

Michel Dallaire–Ombrages (Advisor–lighting designer)

Cohésio Architecture (Building architecture)

Stantec (Electrical and mechanical engineering)

The Attain Group (Integration and technology)

Marmen (Manufacturing)

BendTec (Pipe bending)

JCB Construction Canada (Building work)

RWDI (Wind studies)

Tourisme Montréal

This project is possible thanks to funding from Tourisme Montréal’s Fonds de maintien des actifs stratégiques en tourisme, the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal and the Quebec government

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About “I love working downtown”: A Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal initiative

The “I love working downtown” initiative, carried out with the support of the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation, aims to deploy actions to accelerate the revival of downtown Montréal. As part of this initiative, the Chamber is focusing on supporting creative projects in private and semi-private spaces to enhance the downtown core’s attractiveness as a place to work.

With the financial participation of:

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