The making of a community icon

Place Bell, Laval, Quebec, Canada

The Place Bell is a multipurpose complex located on the outskirts of Montreal. Featuring a 10,000-seat arena with a standard National Hockey League ice rink, an Olympic speed and figure skating arena, and a community rink, the complex is set to become one of the region’s most in-demand sports destinations.

In addition to being designed to house a large variety of sporting events — including acting as the new home for the Laval Rocket, the Montreal Canadiens affiliated American Hockey League team—the complex will act as a high-level training center and a key tool in attracting and retaining elite athletes. The complex will also act as a civic destination and home for cultural activities, including concerts, family and theatrical performances, as well as community and corporate events.

A group of some of the region’s most respected firms came together to design and deliver the project: Pomerleau is the design builder, CannonDesign is the planning and design architect, and Lemay is the architect of record.