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Notre Dame Basilica (Notre-Dame de Montréal Basilica)
~0.13 miles from Old Montreal - Old Port city center
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Notre-Dame Basilica (French: Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal) is a basilica in the historic district of Old Montreal, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The church is located at 110 Notre-Dame Street West, at the corner of Saint Sulpice Street. It is located next to the Saint-Sulpice Seminary and faces the Place d'Armes square.The church's Gothic Revival architecture is among the most dramatic in the world; its interior is grand and colourful, its ceiling is coloured deep blue and decorated with golden stars, and the rest of the sanctuary is a polychrome of blues, azures, reds, purples, silver, and gold. It is filled with hundreds of intricate wooden carvings and several religious statues. Unusual for a church, the stained glass windows along the walls of the sanctuary do not depict biblical ...
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~0.15 miles from Old Montreal - Old Port city center
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Place d'Armes is a square in Old Montreal quarter of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The second oldest public site in Montreal, it was called Place de la Fabrique when it was first developed in 1693, at the request of the Sulpicians, then later renamed Place d'Armes in 1721 when it became the stage of various military events. From 1781 to 1813, it was used as a hay and wood market, then developed as a Victorian garden after it was acquired by the city in 1836. Its present layout dates back to 1960.
|#3 of 30 Things To Do in Old Montreal - Old Port|
Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History (Pointe a Calliere)
~0.15 miles from Old Montreal - Old Port city center
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Pointe-à-Callière Museum is the Montreal museum of archaeology and history located in Old Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was founded in 1992 as part of celebrations to mark Montreal's 350th birthday. Set atop the city's birthplace, the Museum shows collections of artefacts from the First Nations of the Montreal region that illustrate how various cultures coexisted and interacted, and how the French and British regimes influenced the history of this territory over the years. Pointe-à-Callière has been recognized as a national historic site since 1998.Since it opened, it has welcomed more than 350,000 visitors a year. Nearly 4.5 million people have come to the Museum since 1992. Pointe-à-Callière has been honoured with more than fifty national and international awards.
|#4 of 30 Things To Do in Old Montreal - Old Port|
Jacques Cartier Square
~0.17 miles from Old Montreal - Old Port city center
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The square was built here by the city in the first half of the 19th century, but this initiative was simply an acknowledgement of a much older reality. As archaeologists have found, people have gathered at this site for generations. It has always been one of the most popular spots in Montréal!
|#5 of 30 Things To Do in Old Montreal - Old Port|
~0.27 miles from Old Montreal - Old Port city center
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Bonsecours Market (French: Marché Bonsecours), at 350 rue Saint-Paul in Old Montreal, is a two-story domed public market. Named for the adjacent Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, it opened in 1847. Construction began in 1844 by architect William Footner, and was completed in 1860 by George Browne. Bonsecours Market housed City Hall between 1852 and 1878. For more than 100 years, it was the main public market in the Montreal area. It also briefly accommodated the Parliament of United Canada in 1849. Today, the market houses outdoor cafés, restaurants and boutiques.
|#6 of 30 Things To Do in Old Montreal - Old Port|
Notre Dame de Bon Secours Chapel
~0.33 miles from Old Montreal - Old Port city center
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The Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel (chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours, "Our Lady of Good Help") is a church in the district of Old Montreal in Montreal, Quebec. One of the oldest churches in Montreal, it was built in 1771 over the ruins of an earlier chapel.St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, the first teacher in the colony of Ville-Marie and the founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame, rallied the colonists to build a chapel in 1655. In 1673, returning from France, Bourgeoys brought a wooden image of Our Lady of Good Help; the stone church was completed in 1678. It burned in 1754, the reliquary and statue being rescued.After Montreal was conquered by British forces during the French and Indian War, the church was attended by Irish and Scottish troops and families, and saw fundraising to bu...
|#7 of 30 Things To Do in Old Montreal - Old Port|
Jean Paul Riopelle Square
~0.35 miles from Old Montreal - Old Port city center
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The public square built over the trench at the same time as the Centre CDP Capital was named Place Jean-Paul Riopelle in honour of Quebec artist Jean-Paul Riopelle who died in 2002. His fountain sculpture La Joute was then moved to the square from the Parc Olympique in the district of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.The relocation provoked controversy and outrage from residents of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, who claimed that moving it from the Parc Olympique deprived it of the context required for its full meaning as an homage to sport. Those who supported the move, including the Quebec government and Riopelle's heirs, argued it would allow the work to be more widely seen and exhibited as the artist intended, including the fountain or fire elements Riopelle designed. However the use of Riopelle's name ...
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~0.47 miles from Old Montreal - Old Port city center
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Victoria Square (officially Square Victoria) is a town square and public space in the Quartier International de Montréal (also called the International Quarter) area of downtown Montreal, Quebec, at the intersection of Beaver Hall Hill and McGill Street. The Square forms an integral component of the city's urban public transit system and constitutes a 'prestige address' for the international face of the city. It is bordered by Viger Street to the North, Saint Jacques Street to the South, Cote du Beaver Hall (Beaver Hall Hill) to the West and Rue Square Victoria (an extension of McGill Street along the eastern side. As with other city squares, Square Victoria is open 24 hours per day to all citizens of Montreal and provides the role of an urban breathing space, with dense foliage to the Sou...
|#9 of 30 Things To Do in Old Montreal - Old Port|
Palais des congres de Montreal Convention Centre
~0.58 miles from Old Montreal - Old Port city center
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The Palais des congrès de Montréal ("Palais" for short) is a convention and exhibition centre located at the north end of Old Montreal, in Montreal's borough of Ville-Marie. The Palais was constructed above the Ville-Marie Expressway, the main underground artery of Montreal’s downtown. It is also connected to the metro system at Place-d'Armes and, by extension, to what is called the underground city.The Palais des congrès is sometimes called in English the Montreal Convention Centre. Situated in the Quartier international de Montréal, the Palais serves local, Quebec and Canadian organizations for the staging of exhibitions, meetings, banquets and special events.
|#10 of 30 Things To Do in Old Montreal - Old Port|
~0.59 miles from Old Montreal - Old Port city center
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Habitat 67 is a housing complex and landmark located on the Marc-Drouin Quay on the Saint Lawrence River at 2600, Pierre Dupuy Avenue in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Its design was created by architect Moshe Safdie based on his master's thesis at McGill University and built as part of Expo 67.
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Museum of Contemporary Art
~0.62 miles from Old Montreal - Old Port city center
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The Museum’s contemporary pieces range from the clean geometric abstraction of Guido Molinari and the Plasticiens to the magic realism of Alex Colville’s Church and Horse (1964). The collection includes several works by internationally acclaimed Montreal artist Betty Goodwin, as well as minimalist sculpture, installation pieces and other recent art forms.The Museum’s collection of international contemporary art includes works by American artists such as Hans Hofmann, Sam Francis, Robert Rauschenberg, Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson and Leon Golub. European artists are represented by Gerhard Richter, Jorg Immendorff, Rebecca Horn, Barry Flanagan and Stephan Balkenhol.
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University of Quebec Montreal
~0.65 miles from Old Montreal - Old Port city center
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The Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) is one of four universities in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.The UQAM is the largest constituent element of the Université du Québec (UQ), a public university system with other branches in Gatineau (near Ottawa), Rimouski, Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec City, Chicoutimi, and Trois-Rivières. UQAM was founded on April 9, 1969 by the government of Quebec, through the merger of the École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, a fine arts school; the Collège Sainte-Marie, a classical college; and a number of smaller schools. Although part of the UQ network, UQAM possesses a relative independence which allows it to print its own diplomas and choose its rector.In 2004, UQAM had a student population of 42,257 in six faculties (Arts, Education, Literature, Language and Commu...
|#13 of 30 Things To Do in Old Montreal - Old Port|
Place des Arts
~0.66 miles from Old Montreal - Old Port city center
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Place des Arts is a major performing arts centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.Located in the eastern part of the city's downtown, between Ste-Catherine and de Maisonneuve Streets, and St-Urbain and Jeanne-Mance streets, in an area now known as the Quartier des Spectacles, the complex is home to the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, and the Opéra de Montréal.Place des Arts was an initiative of Mayor Jean Drapeau, a noted lover of opera, as part of a project to expand the downtown core eastward from the concentration of business and financial activity in the centre-west part of downtown. The Corporation George-Étienne-Cartier, named in honour of George-Étienne Cartier, a Father of Confederation and opera lover, was set up to build it, and the first part of the c...
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~0.70 miles from Old Montreal - Old Port city center
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This loosely defined area east of downtown starts at Rue Bleury and stretches east to Berri, between Rue Sherbrooke to the north and the Boulevard Rene-Levesque to the south. Place des Arts is at the area's center, along with the Cinemathèque Quebecoise and other cultural attractions. Rue St-Denis is ground zero for the annual Just For Laughs festival, while the Montreal International Jazz Festival and the Francofolies disperse stages throughout the area. Pubs and bars rule the night; the terraces on St-Denis can be a very civilized place to while away an evening. Worthy nightspots include the giant St-Sulpice .
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Christ Church Cathedral
~0.75 miles from Old Montreal - Old Port city center
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A cathedral by this name was formerly located on Notre-Dame Street in Old Montreal. It had been designated as the cathedral for the new Diocese of Montreal when the Diocese of Montreal was separated from the Diocese of Quebec. The original Christ Church Cathedral was destroyed by fire in 1856.The present cathedral, an Neo-gothic structure, was designed by architect Frank Wills, who also designed Christ Church Cathedral in Fredericton, New Brunswick. It was completed in 1859 and consecrated in 1867.Unfortunately, the design, though acclaimed for its architecture, suffered from important engineering flaws. The soft ground could not support the heavy central stone tower and steeple, which began to subside and lean. This defect formed the basis of an important lawsuit (Wardle v. Bethune) o...
|#16 of 30 Things To Do in Old Montreal - Old Port|
National Library of Quebec
~0.77 miles from Old Montreal - Old Port city center
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Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ, "National Library and Archives of Quebec") is the Crown corporation acting as the provincial library of Quebec. Its mission, defined by law B-2.2, An Act respecting the Bibliothèque nationale du Québec, is "to assemble, preserve permanently and disseminate Quebec's published documentary heritage together with any related document of cultural interest, and documents relating to Quebec that are published outside Quebec", as well as "to offer democratic access to Quebec's national documentary heritage, culture and knowledge and to act as catalyst in relation to Quebec documentary institutions, thus contributing to the personal development of citizens". BAnQ receives approximately C$80 million in annual financing and is obliged by law to off...
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~0.79 miles from Old Montreal - Old Port city center
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The Montreal Planetarium (French: Planétarium de Montréal; originally named the Dow Planetarium) is a public planetarium located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was the first public planetarium in Canada. It is also Canada's largest, with a seating capacity of approximately 375.The planetarium was opened in advance of Expo 67, located at 1000 Saint Jacques Street. It was inaugurated on April 1, 1966 by then-Montreal mayor Jean Drapeau. Its inaugural show, "New Skies for a New City", premiered on April 4, 1966.Work had commenced on the project more than three years before, under the guidance of Dr. Pierre Gendron, a former professor of chemistry and founding Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Ottawa, who was an avid amateur astronomer. President of the board of direct...
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Cathedrale Marie Reine du Monde
~0.81 miles from Old Montreal - Old Port city center
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The Cathedral-Basilica of Mary, Queen of the World (French: Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, is the seat of the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Montreal. It is the third largest church in Quebec after St. Joseph's Oratory (also in Montreal) and the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré east of Quebec City. The church is located at 1085 Cathedral Street (45°29'57.10?N 73°34'6.10?W) at the corner of René Lévesque Boulevard and Metcalfe Street, near the Bonaventure metro station and Central Station in downtown Montreal. It and the connected Archdiocese main buildings form the eastern side of Place du Canada, and occupies of dominant presences on Dorchester Square.The sacrament of baptism is celebrated in the small chapel. The marble baptismal font is surmounted by an...
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Just For Laughs Museum
~0.82 miles from Old Montreal - Old Port city center
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The Just for Laughs Museum is a museum dedicated to humour (mainly stand-up comedy) located in the heart of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.The Just for Laughs Museum was created by Gilbert Rozon, who wanted to buy in on the success of the Just for Laughs festival. Opened in 1993, the museum is a venue for all things funny with displays, exhibitions, and a multi-functional space for the presentation of public, private or professional events.The Museum is located at 2111 boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC, Canada, and is also accessible from the Metro via the Saint-Laurent station. Perhaps coincidentally, St-Laurent is the French name of Lawrence of Rome, the patron saint of comedians.
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Ecole de Technologie Superieure
~0.84 miles from Old Montreal - Old Port city center
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|#21 of 30 Things To Do in Old Montreal - Old Port|
~0.85 miles from Old Montreal - Old Port city center
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The Centre Eaton is a shopping mall located in downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada. With over 26,941.9 m2 (290,000 sq ft) of leasable floor area, the Centre Eaton is home to 175 shops and services, 32 restaurants and movie theatres. Its merchant mix attracts over 19 million people annually.
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City Centre Montreal
~0.92 miles from Old Montreal - Old Port city center
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~0.93 miles from Old Montreal - Old Port city center
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The McCord Museum (in French, Musée McCord) is a public research and teaching museum dedicated to the preservation, study, diffusion, and appreciation of Canadian history. The museum, whose full name is McCord Museum of Canadian History, is located at 690 Sherbrooke Street West, next to McGill University, in downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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Les Cours Mont Royal
~1.02 miles from Old Montreal - Old Port city center
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Les Cours Mont-Royal is an upscale shopping centre in Downtown Montreal, Quebec which was converted from the former Mount Royal Hotel. Since 1988, Les Cours Mont-Royal has provided exclusive boutiques offering designer brands and unique fashions and accessories for both men and women in a prestigious shopping environment.Designed by Ross and Macdonald, a prolific architectural firm in Montreal and across Canada, and completed in 1922, the Mount Royal Hotel was the biggest of its kind in the British Empire, with 1,100 rooms. Erected on the site of Montreal High School at 1455 Peel Street, the construction of this building in the Beaux-Arts architectural style was part of a larger trend in the then largest city of Canada to attract high-class tourists with luxurious edifices. Other famou...
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Bell Centre - Montreal Canadiens
~1.02 miles from Old Montreal - Old Port city center
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The Bell Centre (French: Le Centre Bell), formerly known as the Molson Centre (French: le Centre Molson), is a sports and entertainment complex in Montreal, Quebec. It has been the home of the National Hockey League's Montreal Canadiens hockey team since March 16, 1996, when they hosted the New York Rangers (a game which the Canadiens won 4–2). The team departed from the historic Montreal Forum after their last game on March 11 of the same year. Construction began on the site on June 22, 1993, 13 days after the Canadiens defeated the Los Angeles Kings at the Forum for their 24th and most recent Stanley Cup. The name of the arena initially reflected Molson, Inc., a brewing company which was owner of the Canadiens at the time. Some members of Montreal sports media, namely Jack Todd, pushed f...
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Saint Louis Square
~1.10 miles from Old Montreal - Old Port city center
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The land where Saint-Louis Square sits was once intended for the city’s reservoir. When it was acquired in 1848, it seemed the most logical use for the burgeoning city. However, by the time the city was ready to build, the population had grown so much that the amount of area allotted was no longer suitable for a reservoir large enough to serve the masses.Instead, in 1879, the acreage was transformed into a beautiful park. The square was named for two of the city’s most prominent businessmen, brothers Emmanuel and Jean-Baptiste Saint-Louis.The area around Square St-Louis quickly became THE place to live. Shortly after the park was built, magnificent houses began to spring up around it. These were the homes of the upper-middle-class French Canadians who could afford to build grand d...
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~1.11 miles from Old Montreal - Old Port city center
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McGill University was founded in 1821 and is a research-intensive, public university located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Named after James McGill, a prominent Montreal merchant from Scotland, whose bequest formed the beginning of the university.McGill University (or simply McGill) is a public research university located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It bears the name of James McGill, a prominent Montreal merchant from Scotland, whose bequest formed the beginning of the university. Founded in 1821, McGill is one of the oldest universities in Canada, chartered during the British colonial era, 46 years before Canadian Confederation. Having shifted from a private institution to a public institution, McGill has evolved during its history, especially in the area of anglophone–francophone rel...
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~1.12 miles from Old Montreal - Old Port city center
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The Redpath Museum is a museum of natural history belonging to McGill University and located on the university's campus at 859 Sherbrooke Street West in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was built in 1882 as a gift from the sugar baron Peter Redpath. It houses collections of interest to ethnology, biology, paleontology, and mineralogy/geology. The collections were started by some of the same individuals who founded the Smithsonian and Royal Ontario Museum collections. The current director is David Green.Commissioned by Redpath to mark the 25th anniversary of Sir John William Dawson's appointment as Principal, the Museum was designed by A.C. Hutchison and A. D. Steele. McGill University's Redpath Museum Web site characterizes it as an "idiosyncratic expression of eclectic Victorian Classicism"...
|#29 of 30 Things To Do in Old Montreal - Old Port|
Jacques Cartier Bridge
~1.23 miles from Old Montreal - Old Port city center
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The Jacques Cartier Bridge (French: pont Jacques-Cartier) is a steel truss cantilever bridge crossing the Saint Lawrence River from Montreal Island, Montreal, Quebec to the south shore at Longueuil, Quebec, Canada. The bridge crosses Île Sainte-Hélène in the centre of the river, where offramps allow access to the Parc Jean-Drapeau and La Ronde amusement park.Originally named the Montreal Harbour Bridge (pont du Havre), it was renamed in 1934 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Jacques Cartier's first voyage up the St. Lawrence River.The five-lane highway bridge is 3,400 m (11,236 ft) in length, including the approach viaducts. There are approximately 35.4 million vehicle crossings annually, making it the second busiest bridge in Canada, the first being Champlain Bridge, just ...
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~1.26 miles from Old Montreal - Old Port city center
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The Biosphère (45°30'50.73?N 73°31'53.38?W? / ?45.5140917°N 73.5314944°W? / 45.5140917; -73.5314944) of Environment Canada is a museum in Montreal dedicated to water and the environment. It is located at Parc Jean-Drapeau, on Île Sainte-Hélène in the former pavillion of the United States for the 1967 World Fair Expo 67.Photos of the Biosphère are frequently included in science textbooks to explain the shape of fullerene molecules, which resemble geodesic domes and were so named in honour of Buckminster Fuller.