- Guided Tour
- Free admission
If art is meant to inspire then shouldn’t the space that houses art be just as inspirational? Housed in a magnificent stone structure built in 1913, of which the interior was beautifully restored, 1700 La Poste has become a remarkable space that is dedicated to visual arts, presenting events in the form of exhibitions and lectures.
One of Little Burgundy’s many heritage bright spots, 1700 La Poste, originally the Postal Station F, was revitalized a century after its construction. Away from the traditional “white box” gallery format, the space was redefined using noble materials such as wood, steel, stone, and plaster. Drawing inspiration from the existing layout and the building’s neo-classical and Beaux-Arts forms, the space’s original functionality, furnishings and surface treatments were preserved. Part of the mezzanine was also maintained, allowing natural light to pour in.
A draw for contemporary art lovers and architecture fans alike, 1700 La Poste remains an important part of Montréal’s heritage and one more reason to visit the bustling neighbourhood of Little Burgundy.
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