Alexis Nihon Plaza
Alexis Nihon Plaza is a 223,000 m2 (2,400,000 sq ft) complex in Downtown Montreal, Quebec (on the border with Westmount), consisting of a shopping centre, two office towers, and a residential building. The shopping mall is directly connected to the Atwater metro station, which joins the building by a short tunnel with the adjacent Dawson College, and by a longer one adjoins nearby Westmount Square.
On October 26, 1986, a major fire heavily damaged its 16-story office building and is still considered the city's biggest fire in a skyscraper. At least six stories were destroyed in the blaze. In 2002, the service de sécurité incendie de Montréal was heavily blamed for negligence and incompetence according to the Cour d'Appel du Québec. Several tenants including the federal government sued the then-owner of the building for several million dollars.
During the Dawson shooting incident on September 13, 2006, the building was fully evacuated and some workers thought there were gunshots fired in the complex. Shots did reach the building during the shooting.
Alexis Nihon Plaza, at the corner of Atwater Avenue and Ste-Catherine Street West, is accessible:
The complex is directly connected to the Atwater Metro station and offers numerous services, a variety of shops and superstores, and a food court with over 25 restaurants. In the past, it housed Montreal's only downtown IKEA Store, Miracle Mart (later becoming an M-Store, a three-screen cinema operated by Cineplex Odeon and Steinberg's supermarket.
Over 100 stores, of which 6 are superstores: