The City of Montreal has been awarded the Royal Certificate for Building, the highest honour that can be bestowed upon a city.
The prize, awarded by the Royal Institute for Bricks, is awarded annually to the city that best demonstrates “planning, diligence, and accountancy.”
This is the fifth time Montreal has won the award in the past decade.
The award committee praised Montreal for “the quality of its architecture, and their forward-thinking.”
“Rather than cut corners in order to save money for short-term political pet projects, Montreal has always chosen to make environmentally and economically sound investments in the future of its infrastructure,” read the award citation. “Moreover, many thousands of visitors marvel at the wonder of the Turcot interchange and its gravity-defying pillars each year: a true lesson in building tourism-friendly interchanges.”