Different statuses for heritage ...
How to understand them better
Montréal is a city with a rich architectural heritage. Thousands of buildings with a heritage
interest are protected in different ways, be it by the Ville de Montréal or by the provincial
government. Furthermore, the City’s Master Plan and its different chapters specific to each
borough have also determined a number of buildings and significant sectors across the city.
These sectors constitute the architectural landscapes that give each of Montréal’s old
neighbourhoods a unique character. Recognized or classified monuments; designated
buildings, heritage sites, significant buildings and sectors — all these make up our collective
heritage. This wealth belongs to all of us.
For a better understanding of this topic, we suggest that you consult the web page on the
subject (www.ville.montreal.qc.ca/patrimoine). You will find a description of the different
heritage statuses, assistance programs related to these and a list of significant buildings for