The project coincides with the city of Montreal’s revamping of Peel and Ste-Catherine Sts.

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Real estate firm Ivanhoé Cambridge announced this week that The Ring — a 90-meter in diameter, 23-tonne art installation — will be unveiled in the heart of downtown Montreal in June.

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In a statement, the company said the The Ring will be suspended at the main entrance to Esplanade PVM at Place Ville Marie, one of the firm’s flagship properties.

The installation was designed by Claude Cormier + Associés, a landscape architecture firm whose projects include 18 Shades of Gay, a network of colored balls strung along Ste-Catherine St. through the city’s Gay Village district.

Cormier described the installation as “part of the iconic axis of McGill College Ave., where Place Ville Marie, McGill University, the former Royal Victoria Hospital and Mount Royal Park line up, revealing more than 200 years of our city’s history.”

Montrealers are invited to attend a ceremony later this year where the installation will be illuminated for the first time.

The arrival of The Ring coincides with the city of Montreal’s revamping of Peel and Ste-Catherine Sts.

The project is funded by Tourisme Montréal, the provincial government and the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal as part of a campaign to revive downtown Montreal after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Real estate firm Ivanhoé Cambridge announced this week that The Ring — a 90-meter in diameter, 23-tonne art installation — will be unveiled in the heart of downtown Montreal in June 2022. Image: Ivanhoé Cambridge, Claude Cormier + Associés
Real estate firm Ivanhoé Cambridge announced this week that The Ring — a 90-meter in diameter, 23-tonne art installation — will be unveiled in the heart of downtown Montreal in June 2022. Image: Ivanhoé Cambridge, Claude Cormier + Associés jpg


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