Old Montreal and Old Port
Mount Royal and Outremond
Plateau-Mont-Royal and Mile End
Olympic District and Hochelaga-Maisonneuve
Little Italy and Villeray
Les Quartiers du Canal
Pôle de Rapides
East, West and the North of the Islan
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Skyscrapers and Victorian mansions, lovely shops and Gothic Revival churches: downtown is all contrasts and constant bustle.
Between the river and “the mountain,” Mount Royal, downtown is the heart of the metropolis, a concentration of the hectic life of the various communities who live there. People go there to work, study, shop, dance, go to the movies, dine, have a drink or simply stroll. When summer comes, blocks are closed to traffic to make a place for festivalgoers.
The Golden Square Mile
The Golden Square Mile
Bordered by René-Lévesque Blvd., Côte-des-Neiges Road Mount Royal Park and Robert-Bourassa Blvd. Peel | 514 922-7282 | goldenmontreal.ca
Once home to Canada’s Anglophone, predominantly Scottish, upper class, this beautiful neighbourhood — named for the square mile it covered — is lined with gorgeous Victorian homes, leafy parks and trees and a plethora of architectural masterpieces which span the neoclassical, Gothic Revival, Romanesque, Second Empire, Queen Anne and Art Nouveau styles. Listen to the podcast for a unique experience filled with stories and discoveries on the district.
McTavish Street 21
Between des Pins Avenue West and Sherbrooke Street West
This pedestrian street is on the McGill University campus and was named after Simon McTavish, fur trader and wealthy associate of the North West Company. The artwork Le Joyau royal et le Mile doré is by Philippe Allard and Justin Duchesneau. Morrice Hall and Redpath Hall are among the most ornate campus pavilions, built in the late 19th century.
805 Sherbrooke Street West | McGill | 514 398-6555 mcgill.ca
Founded following a bequest from James McGill, a Montréal fur trader born in Glasgow, McGill University received its charter from King George IV in 1821. The downtown campus comprises more than 80 buildings on 80 acres of land.
Redpath Museum, McGill University
859 Sherbrooke Street West | McGill | 514 398-4086 mcgill.ca/redpath
Completed in 1882, the Redpath Museum is housed in the oldest building used for museum purposes in Canada. This museum of natural history presents a permanent exhibit focusing on the history of life in Québec, including fossils, minerals and zoological specimens. World cultures exhibits focus on Egypt, Africa and Oceania. The museum’s vast collections comprise nearly three million items, highlights of which include dinosaurs skeletons and mummies.
690 Sherbrooke Street West | McGill | 514 861-6701 mccord-museum.qc.ca
The McCord Museum celebrates life in Montréal, past and present — its history, its people, its communities. Open to the city and to the world, the Museum presents exhibitions, educational programming and cultural activities that offer a contemporary perspective on history, engaging visitors from Montréal, Canada and beyond. The Museum is also home to one of the largest historical collections in North America, consisting of more than 1.5 million artifacts including Dress, fashion and textiles, Photography, Indigenous cultures, Material culture and Archives. The Museum also offers several themed self-guided urban tours in digital format allowing visitors a chance to learn more about the history of certain places in Montréal.
McGill College Avenue
The Esplanade Place Ville Marie provides a striking view of the main gates of McGill University and of Mount Royal. Lined with modern buildings, the Avenue’s wide sidewalks accommodate throngs of locals and visitors who enjoy outdoor cafés. In front of the blue-tinted glass towers (BNP Tower and Laurentian Bank Tower at 1981 McGill College Avenue) lies the sculpture entitled The Illuminated Crowd, by Raymond Mason.
Esplanade and Place Ville Marie
Corner of McGill College Avenue and Cathcart Street McGill | 514 861-9393 | placevillemarie.com
Inaugurated in 1962, Place Ville Marie, designed by Chinese-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei, forms a vast multifunctional complex that includes five office towers and an upscale shopping centre. It was the first phase of Montréal’s underground city that now extends 33 km (20.5 miles) in length. At the foot of this landmark building, the Esplanade Place Ville Marie is a modern cultural and experiential destination designed to enhance the urban experience. This gathering space features an imposing glass pavilion offering access to an epicurean food court and to the underground network, and a grand staircase leading to McGill College Avenue. Nearby, along Robert-Bourassa Boulevard is Gerald Gladstone’s impressive fountain and bronze sculpture called Female Landscape.
Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
1 Place Ville Marie | Entrance by Mansfield or Cathcart Streets | Floor: Shopping mall McGill | 514 847-6226 | macm.org
Founded in 1964, the MAC is the first institution in Canada devoted exclusively to contemporary art. The Museum offers a varied program, including the presentation of its permanent collection and temporary exhibitions of works by artists from Québec, Canada and abroad.
895 De La Gauchetière Street West | Bonaventure 514 989-2626
Central Station opened on July 14, 1943. The station’s Departure Hall is decorated with a historic fresco that illustrates the lives of Canadians, their industries, their activities and dreams for the future. The words of the Canadian national anthem are written along the base of the fresco. Businesses in Les Halles de la Gare include various restaurants, bakeries, a liquor store, a florist, etc.
Mary Queen of the World Cathedral
Corner of René-Lévesque Blvd. and Mansfield Street Bonaventure | 514 866-1661 | diocesemontreal.org
Inspired by St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, this Catholic cathedral was built at the end of the 19th century in the heart of what was then the city’s Anglo-Protestant sector. Inside, a superb gilded Baroque Revival baldachin overlooks the altar. In the transept, paintings by Georges Delfosse illustrate the historic beginnings of Montréal.
Le 1000 De La Gauchetière and Atrium Le 1000
1000 De La Gauchetière Street West | Bonaventure 514 395-0555 | le1000.com
This 51-storey building exemplifies a new architectural philosophy through its artful use of materials. Standing 205 metres (672 feet) high, it features an indoor skating rink set inside an exceptional domed, sky-lit exhibition hall. The indoor skating rink welcomes skaters all year round.
Corner of Canadiens-de-Montréal Avenue and De La Gauchetière West Street Bonaventure | cfoffice.ca
This train station, whose first phase was completed in 1889, is considered one of Canada’s oldest and most striking examples of Romanesque Revival architecture. At one time, it was the hub of Canada’s railway system. Windsor Station was designated a National Historic Site of Canada, a Heritage Railway Station and a Québec Provincial historic landmark.
Bell Centre 3
1909 Avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal Bonaventure | 514 932-2582 | centrebell.ca
Inaugurated in 1996 and home of the Montréal Canadiens Hockey Club, the Bell Centre has been designed to seat more than 21,000 sports enthusiasts. It is also a venue for rock concerts, classical music performances and family entertainment.
St. George’s Anglican Church
Corner of Peel and De La Gauchetière West Streets Bonaventure | 514 866-7113 | st-georges.org
Built in 1870, this church is a jewel of Neo-Gothic architecture. Its interior features superb woodwork as well as a silk damask from Westminster Abbey in honour of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
Dorchester Square – Place du Canada
Corner of Peel Street and René-Lévesque Blvd. West
Oases of greenery in the very heart of Montréal, Dorchester Square and Place du Canada are lined by heritage churches and superb buildings, old and new. On the north side of René-Lévesque Boulevard, Dorchester Square was formerly the site of the Montréal Catholic Cemetery, between 1799 and 1854. Offering an impressive Victorian-style fountain, two arched metal and wood footbridges, a meticulously restored old vespasienne, benches and walkways to relax, the Square is a popular spot at lunchtime in particular, attracting hundreds of people each day.
Sun Life Building
1155 Metcalfe Street | edificesunlife.ca
Inaugurated in 1918, this impressive building highlighted by colonnades, long held the distinction of being the largest building in the British Empire. This Beaux-Arts style building was used as a safe for the gold reserves of a number.
McGill | destinationcentreville.com/en
Streching for 11 kilometres (9 miles) across the city from east to west, Sainte-Catherine Street is lined with the major department stores, shops and restaurants that have been the pride of Montréal for more than a century.
1455 Peel Street | 514 842-7777 | lcmr.ca
Built in 1922, the 1,100-room Mount Royal Hotel was the largest in the British Empire. This elegant building is now part of a multipurpose complex housing boutiques, restaurants, apartments, offices and a permanent exhibit of Barbie dolls dressed by renowned designers.
Christ Church Cathedral
635 Sainte-Catherine Street West | McGill 514 843-6577 | montrealcathedral.ca
Nestled between modern buildings, Christ Church Cathedral figures prominently in the downtown core overtop an underground shopping centre. A fine example of Gothic Revival architecture, it was built between 1857 and 1859, and was one of the first of its kind in Canada. The picturesque cloister garden behind the Cathedral is dedicated to Raoul Wallenberg, Hero of Humanity, who saved thousands of Jews from concentration camps during World War II. Every Saturday at 4 p.m. throughout the year, a free concert is presented in the Cathedral.
Phillips Square 3
Corner of Sainte-Catherine Street West and Union Avenue | McGill
A monument to Edward VII adorns the centre of this tiny park named after its donor, Thomas Phillips (in 1840). In fact, the first downtown stores were located around this Square. Today, we still find the famous Birks jewellery store, housed in a magnificent building (1864), and The Bay department store, originally called the Hudson’s Bay Company, founded by the trappers and used as a fur resale outlet.
Quartier des Spectacles
Quartier des Spectacles
Bordered by René-Lévesque, Sherbrooke, City Councillors and Saint-Hubert | Place-des-Arts | 514 879-0009 quartierdesspectacles.com
It is Montréal’s cultural heart. There are more than 80 cultural venues offering an exceptionally diverse array of activities: festivals, movies, plays, dance performances, art exhibitions, technological art displays, music concerts, operas, comedy shows. It’s a constantly evolving destination that literally lights up the night thanks to an innovative lighting plan (big red dots on the ground lead the way).
Place des Festivals
Corner of Jeanne-Mance and Sainte-Catherine Place-des-Arts | quartierdesspectacles.com
It is a public space entirely dedicated to festivals, urban entertainment and leisure. It serves as a stage for free artistic activities of all shapes and sizes throughout the year. It also features a 235-jet fountain — the biggest interactive fountain in Canada.
Maison du Festival 4
305 Sainte-Catherine Street West | Place-des-Arts 514 288-8882 | maisondufestival.com
Maison du Festival is devoted to the dissemination and promotion of jazz, blues and world music. It occupies the Blumenthal building — whose façade is classified as historic — and houses Le Studio TD, a multipurpose theatre, the Médiathèque Jazz/La Presse+, a jazz documentation centre, and a permanent gift shop.
St. James United Church
463 Sainte-Catherine Street West | Place-des-Arts 514 288-9245 | stjamesmontreal.ca
St. James United Church, the largest Protestant church in Montréal, has a Gothic-style exterior and Victorian interior and hosts Le Balcon, offering nightly dinner and shows.
Wilder Building – Espace Danse
1435 De Bleury Street | Place-des-Arts edificewilderespacedanse.com
The Wilder Building brings together four major dance institutions: Les Grands Ballets canadiens de Montréal, Tangente, Agora de la danse and École de danse contemporaine de Montréal. The space is composed of the renovation and expansion of the original 1918 Wilder Building, and includes studios, performance halls and an atrium.
Place des Arts
175 Sainte-Catherine Street West | Place-des-Arts 514 285-4200 | placedesarts.com
Featuring artists from the local and international scene, an impressive program of music, theatre, dance, opera, song, comedy, and musicals presented all year round. As Canada’s premiere entertainment destination, the centre has six venues, including the Maison Symphonique, with a total seating capacity of nearly 8,000. The outdoor esplanade is the meeting place for large festivals.
150 Sainte-Catherine Street West | Place-des-Arts 514 845-4636 | complexedesjardins.com
Complexe Desjardins, ornate with its illuminated fontain, comprises over 110 boutiques and restaurants wrapped around a vast public plaza where numerous events are held throughout the year.
Église du Gesù
1200-1202 de Bleury Street | Place-des-Arts 514 861-4378 | legesu.com
Built in 1865 by the Irish architect Patrick C. Keeley, it is one of the oldest baroque churches in Montréal. Adjacent to the church is the Gésu, Centre de créativité, whose missions through shows and exhibitions brings together spirituality and art.
1182 Saint-Laurent Blvd. | Saint-Laurent 514 871-9883 | monumentnational.com
The Monument-National is the second most important complex offering a wealth of show venues in downtown. It is the stage of various concerts and theatrical performances. Built in 1893, its architecture integrates elements of Baroque Revival and Mannerist style.
Society for Arts and Technology
1201 Saint-Laurent Blvd. | Saint-Laurent 514 844-2033 | sat.qc.ca
The SAT is a major cultural hub where science meets art and where technology serves innovative creators. Its facade is a unique intelligent lighting installation that combines architecture, light and interactivity. Inside, it’s a must-visit, either to enjoy the greatest local and international DJs, or to discover the sensations of a full visual and audio immersion in the Satosphère, a one-of-a-kind 360° full dome. You can end your day at one of the Foodlab’s tables, for a taste of local ingredients and natural wines, or to simply experience the city’s skyline on the terrace.
MEM – Centre des mémoires montréalaises
Corner of Saint-Laurent Blvd. and Sainte-Catherine Street Saint-Laurent | 514 872-3207 | memmtl.ca
MEM – Centre des mémoires montréalaises hands you the key to Montréal’s multiple identities. Live or re-live the rich and eventful history of our metropolis. The Centre is transforming into a new museum and civic space. Opening scheduled for 2022. Tours and podcasts featuring Montréal neighbourhoods that have disappeared are also available.
Centre for Sustainable Development
50 Sainte-Catherine Street West | Saint-Laurent 514 394-1108 | lamdd.org
The Centre for Sustainable Development boasts the LEED® Canada NC Platinum certification, making it the first building in Québec to obtain this level, the highest in the LEED certification system. Its innovative urban design features a green roof, raised floors, geothermal wells, waterless and low-flow plumbing, plus a five-storey-high living wall. The Centre offers a free self-guided tour of the building and guided tours in small groups (in French only), as well as a program of activities covering all spheres of sustainable development. Guided tours for groups of 5 to 20 persons and specialized tours are also offered upon reservations.
Intersection of Sainte-Catherine West and Clark Streets Saint-Laurent
This “tranquil” public square in the Quartier des Spectacles buzzes with activity all year long! In the summer, kick back in the shade of a tree, take in an outdoor concert or simply watch the kids play; in the winter, lace up your skates and glide onto the refrigerated outdoor skating rink. Complete with an urban terrace, a grassy area, a playground and a chalet, the Esplanade Tranquille is a fun, friendly and accessible spot to meet, play, rest and relax in the heart of downtown.
Berri-UQAM | 514 849-4906 | quartierlatin.ca
Historically, the Quartier latin was the first area in which the Francophone bourgeoisie settled in Montréal at the beginning of the 19th century, and various institutions have followed suit over the years: Théâtre Saint-Denis, Bibliothèque Saint-Sulpice, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Cégep du Vieux-Montréal, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), and so on. The neighbourhood’s concentration of institutions, the numerous festivals held there, and an effervescent nightlife make the Quartier latin one of the cultural highlights of the city. With its many cafés, restaurants, and bars, the district is also home to a dynamic student campus.
Saint-Denis Street – from Viger Square to Saint-Louis Square
Berri-UQAM | quartierlatin.ca
Saint-Denis Street, the Quartier latin’s major thoroughfare, runs from Old Montréal, near the recently redeveloped and expansive Square Viger, where you can find the Jean-Olivier monument, a park pavilion, pergolas and plenty of green space, past Square Saint-Louis, which provides a unique example of mid-19th-century Victorian-style urban architecture and has been home to many of Québec’s artists, including the poet, Émile Nelligan. The street adopted its commercial vocation at the turn of the 20th century. More than a hundred different businesses contribute to the unique mixture of restaurants, cafés, bistros and boutiques.
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
405 Sainte-Catherine Street East | Berri-UQAM 514 987-3000 | etudier.uqam.ca
The beating heart of the Quartier latin, UQAM is a francophone university, renowned worldwide, that offers over 300 programs to over 40,000 students. The campus was designed to integrate a number of heritage buildings, such as the well-known bell tower of the Église Saint-Jacques and the building that formerly housed the École Polytechnique. UQAM is also home to La Galerie de l’UQAM (1400 Berri Street, local J-R-120), which presents exhibits by artists from around the world in a program devoted mainly to contemporary art, and to the Centre de design (1440 Sanguinet Street), dedicated to architecture as well as industrial, graphic and fashion design.
Grande Bibliothèque – Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
475 De Maisonneuve Blvd. East | Berri-UQAM 514 873-1101 | banq.qc.ca
The Grande Bibliothèque is a cultural meeting place, which houses an auditorium, exhibition hall, coffee shop, and outdoor facilities. Its design was selected following an international architectural competition. The building is covered with over 6,000 plates of frosted and tempered glass and a ceramic coating used for the first time in North America. Inside, two large spaces known as the wooden rooms are distinguished by wood-paneled walls that can direct or block light as required for conserving documents. Walls are made of yellow birch, the emblematic tree of Québec.
Corner of Berri and Sainte-Catherine Streets Berri-UQAM | 514 879-0009 quartierdesspectacles.com
Les Jardins Gamelin host a rich and varied roster of cultural and artistic activities, every day and night of the week. An engaging design — which includes a snack counter and a bar — makes Les Jardins Gamelin a great destination for al fresco lunches, extended Happy Hours, and lively weekends for the whole family. End of May to end of September. Espace St-Denis 58 Map p. 85 / Ad p. 70 1594 Saint-Denis Street | Ç Berri-UQAM 514 849-4211 | espacestdenis.com î É + U Le Théâtre St-Denis is set to begin a new chapter in its history by becoming part of Espace St-Denis, a new cultural and gastronomic destination in the heart of the Latin Quarter. This new entertainment offering includes the storied theatre, a studio-cabaret with a 180-degree virtual environment, a French brasserie-style restaurant, a terrace and grill and more. During the summer months an ice cream shop delights young and old alike.
Randolph Gaming Pub Quartier-Latin
2041 Saint-Denis Street | Berri-UQAM 514 419-5001 | randolph.ca
Offering a great atmosphere, tasty bites and a wide selection of craft beers and drinks, Randolph Gaming Pub is the perfect place to gather, socialize and have some fun. For a minimal cover charge, choose from over 1,500 board games and play to your heart’s content! Knowledgeable game masters will help you choose, learn and get playing right away. What’s more, most games are available in multiple languages (French, English, Spanish, Italian and more). 18 years of age and older.
Quartier international de Montréal
Bordered by Robert-Bourassa Blvd. and Saint-Jacques, Viger and Saint-Urbain Streets Square-Victoria-OACI
It is a public area dotted with many works of art from around the world and one cannot help but notice their eclectic nature, a contrasting display of classical and modern. At the centre of this Quartier sits the eye-catching La Joute, a bold study by Jean-Paul Riopelle, in which fire confronts water. The area’s monuments, statues, sculptures and historic remains all combine to create a sense of movement. Numerous high-end hotels are found here too.
St. Patrick’s Basilica
460 René-Lévesque Blvd. West Square-Victoria-OACI | 514 866-7379 stpatricksmtl.ca
Better known as “The Irish Church,” the Basilica was constructed between 1843 and 1847, and is a fine evocation of the Gothic style of the 14th and 15th centuries. It is characterized by its huge pine columns, the oak carving in the nave as well as the carved pulpit and choir loft.
999 Robert-Bourassa Blvd. | Square-Victoria-OACI 514 954-8219 | icao.int
Headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a specialized agency of the United Nations. Outside the Atrium entrance is a sculpture by the Québec artist Marcelle Ferron entitled Le Miroir aux alouettes. Located in its main lobby, the ICAO Museum (closed for an indefinite period due to health measures) is dedicated to the history of air transport.
Corner of Viger Avenue and Côte du Beaver Hall Square-Victoria-OACI | vieuxmontreal.ca
Created during the 19th century, the Square was named after Queen Victoria (1819-1901). The monument dedicated to the illustrious monarch was the work of British sculptor Marshall Wood and was unveiled in 1872. The entrance to the métro station in the Square bears an authentic Paris métro railing. The Art Nouveau casting was designed by Hector Guimard in 1900 and was offered to the City of Montréal by the City of Paris, on the occasion of the 1967 Universal Exhibition.
World Trade Centre Montréal
747 du Square-Victoria Street | Square-Victoria-OACI 514 982-9888 | centredecommercemondial.com
Inaugurated in 1992, the World Trade Centre comprises historical renovated buildings linked together by a glass-covered promenade covering a part of the old Ruelle des Fortifications. A true indoor village, this chic, multipurpose complex, connected to the Underground Pedestrian Network, features a shopping arcade. A fragment of the Berlin Wall donated to Montréal for its 350th anniversary, a majestic fountain, and the mural work, entitled Circulations, decorate the place.
The St-James Theatre
265 Saint-Jacques Street | Place-d’Armes 514 268-7069 | stjamestheatre.ca
Formerly the home of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, this historic site was transformed into an entertainment and event venue. Distinguished by its colonnade and immense portico, the building comprises three main halls. The Imperial Ballroom, in particular, boasts a marble and stone interior, not to mention a skylight and stained glass windows.
Montréal Convention Centre (Palais des congrès de Montréal)
1001 Jean-Paul-Riopelle Place | Placed’Armes | 514 871-8122 | congresmtl.com
A striking addition to the cityscape, the architectural design of the Montréal Convention Centre (Palais des congrès) exudes the openness, warmth, creativity and elegance for which Montréal is renowned the world over. The Montréal Convention Centre welcomes its visitors in a building that combines beauty and functionality and whose architecture builds on transparency and light. Among the highlights are the art installation Lipstick Forest, a forest of concrete pink trees, imagined by artist Claude Cormier, and the impressive western façade made of coloured glass pannels. Like a window, the reflected game of light colors in the interior as well as outside the Palais. The Centre also showcases compelling landscaping and daring artwork by some of Québec’s best, including the bronze fountain-sculpture and ring of fire, entitled La Joute by famed artist Jean-Paul Riopelle, in the adjacent urban park.
301 Saint-Antoine Street West | Place-d’Armes 438 813-7878 | oasis.im
OASIS Immersion introduces the largest immersive destination in Canada. Located in a 2,000 square foot, multimedia space on the first floor of the Palais de congrès de Montréal, the ambulatory and contactless experience offers 3 immersive galleries, 2 light experiences and a cafe-lounge area with a shop.
Corner of Saint-Laurent Blvd. and De La Gauchetière Street | Place-d’Armes
Chinatown dates back to the 1860s when Chinese immigrants came to Canada to work in the mines and on the railroads. They settled mainly along De La Gauchetière Street near Saint-Laurent Boulevard. Today the district designated as the city’s first historical site is less residential than commercial but it has kept its Asian flavour. The Chinese community continues to shop and celebrate its traditional festivals and holidays here. The narrow streets are lined with shops selling exotic foods, traditional crafts, martial arts accessories, herbs, and natural medicines. Acupuncture and Asian medical services can also be found here. In the summertime, a celebration of food and culture, The Asian Night Market, is taking place at Place des souhaits.
Guy-Concordia | quartierdumusee.com
Crescent, de la Montagne and Sherbrooke Streets are the hub of the district’s vibrant business life. High-end, designer fashion and décor boutiques, international shops, art galleries, jewellers and exquisite fine dining never fail to win visitors over.
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
1380 Sherbrooke Street West | Guy-Concordia 514 285-2000 | mbam.qc.ca
Founded in 1860, the MMFA is the oldest art museum in Canada and a leading museum in North America. Its collection showcases Québec and Canadian heritage and international art from a critical and intercultural perspective, and comprises some 45,000 paintings, sculptures, graphic art works, photographs, multimedia installations and decorative art objects dating from antiquity to the present. The MMFA’s exhibitions span every discipline from archaeology to fine arts, to contemporary practices. Laid out over five interconnecting pavilions, the Museum complex includes over 80 exhibition galleries, the Bourgie concert hall, an auditorium and movie theatre, the Boutique and Bookstore, an in-house publishing department, a public sculpture garden and the Michel de la Chenelière International Atelier for Education and Art Therapy.
The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul
Corner of Redpath and Sherbrooke West Streets Guy-Concordia | 514 842-3431 | standrewstpaul.com
This Presbyterian church, built in 1932, is one of the major institutions of Montréal’s Scottish community. Its interior is entirely made of stone, and a stained glass window overlooking the central altar commemorates soldiers killed in action during World War I.
1356 Sherbrooke Street West | Peel | 514 849-6091 laguilde.com
La Guilde is a non-profit organization founded in 1906 in a joint effort to preserve, encourage and promote contemporary Inuit and First Nations art and fine crafts of Canada. La Guilde includes a permanent collection of Inuit art (one of the most influential in Canada), historical and cultural archives of inestimable ethnological value, and a gallery that brings together works by renowned and emerging artists and presents high-quality contemporary artworks.
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West | Guy-Concordia 514 848-2424 | concordia.ca
Concordia University welcomes 46,000 students annually. The downtown campus has many pavilions including the Motherhouse of the Grey Nuns, the integrated Engineering, Computer Science, and Visual Arts building, and the John Molson School of Business. The McConnell Building houses the library and the Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery (1400 De Maisnneuve Blvd. West) dedicated to the presentation and study of contemporary art.
Sumptuous Victorian architecture housing luxury boutiques, haute couture showrooms and art galleries has been carefully showcased, giving the Street a distinctive touch of elegance. Nightclubs, restaurants, bars, outdoor cafés and pubs add frivolity and excitement. On a 21-storey wall, stands the gigantic mural entitled Tower of Songs, a tribute to the late Montréal singersongwriter Leonard Cohen.
Laser Game Evolution
1226 Sainte-Catherine Street West | 514 281-6464 | lasergame-evolution.ca
This fun and energetic activity uses 100% safe laser technology and takes place in three dark and winding labyrinths made up of partitions and reflective areas, all overlooked by mezzanines and walkways. A game perfect for all ages and groups of varying sizes and levels.
Canadian Centre for Architecture
1920 Baile Street | Guy-Concordia | 514 939-7026 cca.qc.ca
The CCA includes the Shaughnessy House, one of the rare 19th-century Montréal houses open to the public. The sculpture garden reflects the history of architecture as well as the city that surrounds the site. The CCA organizes a wide variety of activities: guided tours of the building, the garden or the current exhibitions, films, lectures and workshops.
Greene Avenue and Westmount Square
Fashionable boutiques, superb art galleries, libraries and antique shops line Greene Avenue. At the corner of Wood Street, three black towers of steel and tinted glass, designed by the celebrated modernist architect Mies van der Rohe, soar up around Westmount Square shopping centre.
Former Grand Séminaire de Montréal
2065 Sherbrooke Street West | Guy-Concordia
On the side of Mount Royal, Domaine des Gentlemen of St. Sulpice is a vast institutional group. The site includes the College of Montréal (1870), its buildings and its chapel, the former Grand Seminary of Montréal (1857), its buildings and its chapel (1864 ) whose interior was completely redesigned at the beginning of the 20th century. The area also contains the last remnants of the old fort of the Mission of the Mountain (1675) and a historical natural environment that brings us back to the first time of European occupation.