News from the worksite – it’s going up, up, up!

18 April, 2018 – Work on the new Maison de Radio-Canada is moving ahead at a feverish pace! The Central Equipment Room should be delivered by summer, while the main studio and building are starting to take shape.   Central Equipment Room The building that will house the Central Equipment Room (CER), along Viger St., […]

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View from René-Lévesque Boulevard, looking across Papineau Square. Credit: Broccolini

Radio-Canada’s Heritage Props, Artifacts and Furnishings to be Preserved for Posterity

Thursday, April 5, 2018 – Radio-Canada is proud to announce that the Musée de la civilisation in Quebec City will preserve many of the heritage props and furnishings associated with memorable Radio-Canada programs for posterity. Radio-Canada’s programming teams drew on their knowledge and expertise to identify and trace the history of props, artifacts and furnishings […]

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Main studio starting to take shape

Construction work on the main studio’s exterior structure is now underway and will continue through mid-March. Work will then begin on the interior structure. It’s like a box within a box – a concept designed to optimize acoustics in the studio. Interested in the project? Follow the progress of construction on the project website, with […]

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Despite the winter cold, construction work on the new MRC continues to move along

Great news! The roadwork on René-Lévesque Blvd. will be completed by the end of next week and all lanes will be reopened to traffic. Meanwhile, substantial work is getting underway on the Viger side to connect the water supply system. Because the work has to be done in the middle of the second traffic lane, […]

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RADIO-CANADA SEEKING PARTNERS TO HELP SECURE LONG-TERM PRESERVATION OF HERITAGE ASSETS

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 – Radio-Canada today announced the next steps to be taken, ahead of its move into the new Maison de Radio-Canada (MRC) in Montreal, to ensure the long-term preservation and presentation of the heritage artefacts and collections housed in the current MRC building. The Radio-Canada Heritage Management Committee has developed a call […]

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Follow the progress of the new MRC worksite

Have fun following the progress of the new MRC worksite. Explore the site in detail via informative imagery, and see answers to some intriguing questions. The new MRC worksite is changing rapidly: there’s something new to see every day! Have a look at the latest view from our live cam.   And here’s an overview […]

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Traffic Disruption on René-Lévesque Blvd. from November 1 to 24

To relocate a City of Montreal water main, traffic will be diverted on René-Lévesque Blvd. between Visitation and De Lorimier streets from November 1 to 24. So please note the following: Parking will be prohibited on the north and south sides of this stretch of boulevard. The eastbound lanes of traffic will be diverted to […]

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GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY FOR NEW MAISON DE RADIO-CANADA

Sunday, October 1, 2017 – The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Hubert T. Lacroix, President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada, Roger Plamondon, President of Broccolini Real Estate Group, and Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal, took part this morning in a ceremony to break ground for the new Maison de Radio-Canada (MRC). The ceremony also […]

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Explore the new Maison de Radio-Canada during Culture Days

CBC/Radio-Canada Montreal will throw open its doors to welcome visitors as part of the 21st annual Culture Days event. Come out and meet our programmers, attend special performances, and mingle with your favourite actors, on-air hosts and reporters in a wide range of exciting, interactive activities – all free of charge! You can take a virtual […]

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Important Information pertaining to Work Schedule

As permitted under the Règlement sur les nuisances occasionnées par des travaux de construction adopted by the Ville-Marie borough, construction work on our site can be carried out from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays. Work is prohibited on Sundays and holidays. The same schedule applies to deliveries and other construction-related operations. […]

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The worksite will soon be hopping!

4 August 2017 – Major work will begin on August 7. There will be a lot of activity and truck traffic on the worksite for the new Maison de Radio-Canada between 7 am and 6 pm, Mondays to Fridays. During the August 7–25 period, a fence will be set up around the perimeter to secure the […]

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New Maison de Radio-Canada: It’s official!

Friday, July 28, 2017 – Yesterday, CBC/Radio-Canada and its partners officially signed agreements for the two main components of the Maison de Radio-Canada (MRC) redevelopment project: the construction of the new broadcast centre in Montreal; and the sale of the existing building and lot, enabling the revitalization of the site in the city’s Centre-Sud neighbourhood. […]

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PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON NEW MAISON DE RADIO-CANADA PROJECT

June 13, 2017 – The Montreal borough of Ville-Marie invites residents to take part in a public consultation [add link] on the Broccolini Group proposal for construction and development of the new Maison de Radio-Canada (MRC). The consultation period runs from June 14 through September. The borough’s urban planning advisory committee has already reviewed the […]

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Archeological inventory work on the site of the future Maison de Radio-Canada

June 7, 2017 – In fall 2016, an archeological inventory was undertaken in Maison de Radio-Canada’s Papineau Ave. parking lot, the parcel of land earmarked to house the new broadcast centre due to be completed by late 2019. The inventory work, contracted to Ethnoscop Inc., complies with federal guidelines requiring government agencies and Crown corporations […]

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Soil remediation work in Papineau parking lot

6 June 2017 – ​Soil remediation work is currently underway in certain parts of the property. Some trees had to be removed as part of this job, with others due to be felled in the fall during excavation work. Many of the trees will be transformed into street furniture or wood chips used for landscaping. […]

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Permanent closure of Papineau parking lot

May 16, 2017 – The cultural events going on in the neighbourhood and the construction of the future Maison de Radio-Canada will involve changes for our visitors. The parking lot on the Papineau Ave. side of the building will be permanently closed as of Friday, May 26 at midnight. Parking may be available in the […]

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Concrete measures to preserve CBC/Radio-Canada heritage artefacts

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 – With construction work on the new Maison de Radio-Canada (MRC) set to begin and occupancy scheduled for early 2020, the CBC/Radio-Canada Heritage Management Committee today announced a number of concrete measures aimed at identifying, preserving and showcasing the heritage artefacts in the existing building. Props, furniture and sets Over the […]

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New MRC presented at the CCMM’s Major Projects Strategic Forum

On May 12, 2017, Michel Bissonnette, Executive Vice-President of Radio-Canada, and Roger Plamondon, President of Broccolini Real Estate Group Inc., attended the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal’s annual Major Projects Strategic Forum, where the city’s key players were asked to provide an update on the main transportation and real estate development projects underway in […]

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New Maison de Radio-Canada project is a go

April 18, 2017, Montreal – CBC/Radio-Canada today announced that the Treasury Board of Canada has approved the new Maison de Radio-Canada (MRC) construction project led by Broccolini. The approval also includes the sale of the existing facility and western part of the lot to Groupe Mach. In the coming months, CBC/Radio-Canada will now work to […]

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The new Maison de Radio-Canada

Thursday, November 24, 2016 – CBC/Radio-Canada’s Board of Directors has selected the Broccolini group to build the new Maison de Radio-Canada and Groupe Mach to purchase the western part of the large property currently occupied by the public broadcaster’s facilities. “This is a major milestone in the new Maison de Radio-Canada and site revitalization project,” […]

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