Maison du Conseil des arts de Montréal, Gaston-Miron Building

COVID-19 - Accessibility to rental spaces

The Maison du Conseil’s team remains proactive and on the lookout for appropriate health measures according to the alert level in Montreal.

For the latest studio accessibility updates and opening hours based on the most recent government announcements, consult:


The main thing for us is to continue to offer you welcoming and inspiring rehearsal and meeting spaces, but above all, the safest ones. We have an obligation to ensure your safety as well as your physical integrity, which is why we have implemented several measures, including a health protocol:

 - You should not attend if you, or someone you know, has symptoms of COVID-19 or gets a positive screening result or is awaiting a result;

- At the green level, it is now suggested to maintain a distance of 2 meters OR the wear the mask during rehearsals.

- A hand disinfection station is installed at the entrance;

- A person greets you at the entrance to register your name in our traceability register;

- The maximum capacity of the studios is reduced (16 for music, 28 for multi and dance);

- The studio floors and equipment are disinfected between each rehearsal and an hour's break is provided between rentals;

- The equipment used during the rehearsal (chairs, tables, lecterns, etc.) must be left in place in order to be disinfected;

- Common areas are no longer accessible;

- Frequently touched facilities and surfaces in the building are carefully disinfected;


For the rental conditions of the Atrium or any other space as well as their sanitary protocols, you can contact Roxanne Robillard, project manager, at the following address:

Please note that access to the building without authorization is not allowed. In addition, the Maison du Conseil will remain closed on weekends for an indefinite period of time. 

The Maison du Conseil is frequented by several people, with different levels of comfort, and we must collaborate in order to preserve safe creative spaces. Benevolence is essential!

The Maison du Conseil team values ​​the precious discussions we have with you. We are therefore available if you have any questions or comments.

Thank you for your cooperation and see you very soon!

The Maison du Conseil des arts de Montréal offers a number of different rental venues in the historic Gaston-Miron Building (formerly Montreal’s main public library), situated on Sherbrooke Street facing Parc Lafontaine.

The crowning glory of this Beaux-Arts style building, the impressive atrium is a vast yet intimate space ideal for all manner of events, from cocktail parties to conferences or business meetings, from filming or photoshoots to family reunions.

- Capacity: 200 standing or 100 seated

Overlooking the atrium, the mezzanine can serve as a gallery for exhibitions.

- Wall-mounted cable hanging system

Conference room
This fully equipped venue facilitates conversation and interaction around the old reading tables of the former public library.

- Capacity: 28 seated and 10 observers
- Projector and screen
- Built-in amplification system
- Kitchenette
- Enclosed change room
- Wifi

Baroque hall
Adjoining the atrium, this intimate hall is dominated by a magnificent baroque painted ceiling. The hall can serve as a lounge or dining room, depending on the occasion.

Located in the basement, the cafeteria is available to serve light refreshments, box lunches or a simple buffet.

- Capacity: 60 standing or 40 seated
- Kitchenette (with microwave and fridge)
- Dispensing machines (coffee, juice, water, soft drinks, snacks)

Rehearsal studios
The Maison du Conseil des arts de Montréal has become a major centre for artistic creation and production in the past few years, making its spacious rehearsal facilities available to the arts community at reasonable rates.

- Capacity: 60 people
- Priority is given to works in the creation phase. 

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Warm-up room / dressing rooms
- Equipped with dressing rooms and showers

Promotional brochure for the Maison du Conseil des arts de Montréal (in French only)

Information, rates and bookings
Roxanne Robillard
Chargée de projets - Maison du Conseil
(514) 280-3780