Located directly in the heart of Griffintown, this heritage building has become one of today’s hottest spots in town. Originally built in 1859, the New City Gas complex used to transform coal into gas for lighting Montréal’s streets and buildings, and as a company, it ran between 1859 and 1861. Ever since 2007, the building has been a historical landmark of the city.
Today, the heritage complex has been transformed into a multifunctional event space encompassing over 40,000 square feet on two floors. Flexible enough to adapt to all client needs, the building can accommodate up to three different rooms, each possessing the most unique combination of historic character and contemporary design.
Once the decision was made in 2009 to create an entertainment complex out of this landmark, ambitious developers saw the venue’s potential as a different setting for events, from corporate parties and gatherings to weddings. When the building was reopened in 2012 as an event space, the building’s existing shell was maintained and restored whenever needed, and there were a few features added to create a true combination of classic and contemporary, such as a live venue area and state-of-the-art sound and light experience to cater to those looking to celebrate in this beautiful space. New City Gas’ impressive roofs and stone masonry remain a strong and evocative presence in the urban landscape.
In the years that have followed, New City Gas has hosted large events of all kinds, from private functions to New Year’s Eve parties and much more. Many internationally renowned artists have performed within the multipurpose spaces of this historic venue, and there are many more to come!
What was once an energy source for the city’s lights is now a glowing presence in the Montreal nightlife scene; New City Gas caters to over 3,000 people each and every week.