On September 21, 2023, Place des Arts will celebrate its 60th anniversary. Born of Montrealers' desire to endow themselves with a concert hall that lived up to the city's expectations, the Place des Arts was conceived in 1955 by a group of influential businessmen at the direction of Montreal's then mayor, Jean Drapeau. In 1958, the Centre Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier Corporation was officially created and it was through this entity that the project was taken to completion. Construction began on February 11, 1961.
Visit the page dedicated to the 60th anniversary of Place des Arts to discover its history and learn about the activities taking place to mark the occasion