Iconic 9th floor at Montreal Eaton’s Centre to reopen to public this year

The iconic restaurant on the ninth floor of the Montreal Eaton Center is expected to open to the public by the end of the year.

The unique and exceptional space has been closed since 1999 and was classified as a historic monument in August 2000.

Eaton’s opened its first Canadian store on Ste-Catherine Street in 1927. The 600-seat restaurant he continued in 1931.

“The art deco on the ninth floor is very unique.

Inspired by naval forms, French architect Jacques Carr brought the ocean liner style to the restaurant, known as ‘Streamline Modern’.

“It was formed after some of the great Compagnie Trans-Atlantique ocean liners,” Bunbaru said.

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“They were traveling through Europe and North America, which is amazing,” he added.

The project will be carried out in collaboration with EVOQ Architecture, a company specializing in heritage protection.

Head Architect Georges Drolet said:

Building owner Ivanhoe Cambridge has worked closely with Heritage Montreal for over 20 years.

Annick Demarteaux, Vice President of Ivanhoe Cambridge Quebec, said: “We have a lot of offers, so we are looking at a lot of opportunities and working on Heritage Montreal,” she added.


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EVOQ Architecture said the company is working to ensure that space is preserved.

“We are also working on all the new code, safety and comfort requirements that need to be integrated into the project,” says Drolet.

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According to both EVOQ and Ivanhoe Cambridge, the space has always been in use as a restaurant and venue and is expected to remain intact.

“You can expect restaurants, events and exhibitions. It’s a flexible space,” says Desmarteau.

Details have yet to be revealed, but construction has already begun. The site is expected to open by the end of the year.

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