Laurentian Hotel

The Laurentian Hotel was a 1000-room hotel on Dorchester Street, now René Lévesque Boulevard, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The hotel was built in 1948 and demolished in 1978.[1] The building was designed by Charles Davis Goodman, who was the architect of a number of prominent Streamline Moderne structures in the city, including the Jewish General Hospital and Bens De Luxe Delicatessen & Restaurant.[2]

The Laurentian Hotel during its construction in 1947
The Laurentian Hotel in 1967

The Canadian Pacific proposed a new development for the site of the hotel in the late 1970s, and it was subsequently demolished in 1978.[3] At the time, it was the largest hotel ever demolished in Canada.[4] The La Laurentienne Building now stands on the site of the former hotel.[5]


  1. ^ Marsan, Jean-Claude (1990). Montreal in Evolution. McGill-Queen's University Press. pp. 319. ISBN 0-7735-0798-1. laurentian hotel demolished.
  2. ^ "Charles Davis Goodman". Montréal's Architects. Images Montréal. Retrieved 27 December 2009.
  3. ^ "Do you remember the Laurentien Hotel?". April 17, 2017.
  4. ^ Cahill, Linda (September 10, 1974). "'Creative' project pledged to replace doomed landmark". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 27 December 2009.
  5. ^ Won, Shirley (16 February 1984). "New tower called job creator". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 15 September 2013.