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NFB headquarters moves to Îlot Balmoral, in the heart of Montreal’s Quartier des Spectacles

A new chapter in the history of the NFB

2019: The NFB moves into Îlot Balmoral, located in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles

An iconic building by architects Provencher_Roy

Îlot Balmoral tech sheet (9,800 m2)

Conservation and digitization rooms

The history of NFB headquarters – 1956 and 1939

Inauguration 1956


Shooting stage. NFB's Montreal building at 3155 Côte-de-Liesse Road © NFB
Balmoral building model © Provencher_Roy
Balmoral building model as seen from de Maisonneuve boulevard © Provencher_Roy
Balmoral building model © Provencher_Roy
NFB's public space model © Provencher_Roy

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  • About the NFB

    The NFB is Canada’s public producer of award-winning creative documentaries, auteur animation, interactive stories and participatory experiences. NFB producers are embedded in communities across the country, from St. John’s to Vancouver, working with talented creators on innovative and socially relevant projects. The NFB is a leader in gender equity in film and digital media production, and is working to strengthen Indigenous-led production, guided by the recommendations of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. NFB productions have won over 7,000 awards, including 27 Canadian Screen Awards, 21 Webbys, 12 Oscars and more than 100 Genies. To access this award-winning content and discover the work of NFB creators, visit NFB.ca, download its apps for mobile devices or visit NFB Pause.