Montréal: Place des Arts

Country: Canada
Province: Québec
City: Montréal

Built by Affleck, Desbarats, Dimakopoulos, Lebensold, Michaud and Sise. Acoustical consultant: Bolt, Beranek and Newman. Opened 1963. The complex comprises a main theatre hall ("Salle Wilfrid Pelletier"), two concert halls and an office building.

Salle Wilfrid Pelletier: Opened 1963 with a gala concert. Named after the Candian pianist and conductor, Wilfrid Pelletier (1896-1982). 1993 renovations. 2982 seats. Home to the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. Used for opera, ballet, vareity and musical performances, and for concerts.

Links: placedesarts.com, www.osm.ca, Wikipedia

[Montreal: Place des Arts] Picture: Salle Wilfried Pelletier
Reverse Text: "Place des Arts, Montréal. La Salle Wilfrid Pelletier, de la Place des Arts, a été inaugurée le 21 september 1963. Elle constitue le principal immeuble d'un ensemble architectural consacré aux arts d'interprétation. - Salle Wilfrid Pelletier of Place des Arts was inaugurated on September 21st, 1963. This 3000 seat capacity hall is the most important unit of an achitectural complex for the performing arts located in the heart of the city."
Publisher: Les Distributions Eclair, Cité d'Anjou 5, P. Q.; S-2121
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Saint-Côme to Sherbrooke, 1970

[Montreal: Place des Arts] Picture: Salle Wilfried Pelletier
Reverse Text: "Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Place Des Arts, the most modern cultural complex in the world. Opened late in 1963 (at the cost of some $20,000,000) on a 9 acre site in the heart of the city. Place Des Arts consists of three concert halls, lounges, an office building, and three underground parking levels. - La Place des Arts, le centre artistique le plus moderne du monde. Inauguré à la fin de 1963, elle a coûté une somme d'environ $20,000,000 et s'étend sur 9 acres au centre de la ville. La Place des Arts comprend trois salles de concerts et leurs foyers, un bâtiment administratif et trois terrains de stationnement souterrains."
Publisher: Les Distributions Eclair, Cité d'Anjou 5, P. Q.
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Point-Claire-Dorval to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia [postmark partly illegible]

[Montreal: Place des Arts] Picture: Salle Wilfried Pelletier
Front Text: "Place des Arts Montréal"
Reverse Text: "Place des Arts, Montréal, Canada"
Publisher: Souvenir Agencies, Montreal; 21839 ABC
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Montreal: Place des Arts] Picture: foyer of Salle Wilfried Pelletier
Reverse Text: "Place des Arts, Montréal, Salle Wilfrid Pelletier, Piano Nobile ou grand foyer"
Publisher: Les Distributions Eclair, Cité d'Anjou 5, P. Q.; S-2119
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Montreal: Place des Arts] Picture: background: Salle Wilfried Pelletier
Front Text: "'La joie de vivre'"
Reverse Text: "La Place des Arts. Création Brillon"
Publisher: Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Montréal
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Victoriaville to Montréal, 1970

[Montreal: Place des Arts] Picture: Salle Wilfried Pelletier
Front Text: "Bonjour Montréal"
Reverse Text: "Montréal Place de Arts" [sic!]
Publisher: The Postcard Factory, Markham, Ontario; MTL-528
Size: Modern
Not sent.

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