This walk will take you thru downtown Montreal, walking along three main east-west streets; Rene-levesque Boulevard, St. Catherine Street and Sherbrooke Street West. As well as weaving in and out of many north-south side streets.
We enjoy visiting and taking pictures of public squares, historic churches and old buildings, so we have highlighted some of these treasures on this walk, but, in no means are these the only treasures in downtown Montreal. Visit these ones and find some of your own.
The walk started at Place du Canada Square (1876) - corner of Rene-Levesque and Peel Street. Across from the square on the west side is St. George's Church (1869) and below it is Windsor Station (1887).
On the east side of Place du Canada is the Cathedrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde (Mary Queen of the World Cathedral)(1894) at 1085 rue de la Cathedrale. Directly across the street from the cathedral is the Sun Life Building (1931) at 1155 Metcalf Street. Surrounding both these historic sites is Dorchester Square (1876) the Queen Elizabeth Hotel (1958) and Place Ville Marie (1962).
Continue east on Rene-Levesque to St. Patrick's Basilica (1891) at 460 Rene-Levesque. Then head north to Phillips Square (1872) and to the north of the square is the Hudson's Bay Building (1891). Walk east on St. Catherine for three blocks and you will arrive at St. James United church (1887) at 463 St. Catherine.
Turn around and walk back on St. Catherine for about 8 blocks until you reach Drummond Street, turn right and head north to the Mount Stephen Hotel/Club (1880) at 1440 Drummond Street. Continue north to Sherbrooke Street and the Ritz Carlton Hotel (1912) is at 1228 Sherbrooke Street West. All within 6 blocks east or west of the Ritz, you will find interesting buildings, such as:
Le Chateau apartments (1926) 1321 Sherbrooke West, Acadia apartments (1925) 1227 Sherbrooke West, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (1860) 1380 Sherbrooke West, Reid Wilson House (1882) 1201 Sherbrooke West, Louis Joseph Forget House (1883) 1195 Sherbrooke West, Mount Royal Club (1906) 1175 Sherbrooke West.
If you walk south on Peel Street, you will see the Montreal Amateur Atheletic Association building (1904) at 2070 Peel Street. There are so many great buildings and churchs to see....these are only a few on this walk.
Place du Canada Square.
In background is Sun Life building, Place Ville Marie tower, Queen Elizabeth Hotel and Mary Queen of the World Cathedral.
St. George's Anglican Church
Cathedrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde (Mary Queen of the World Cathedral)
Mary Queen of the World Cathedral - picture of the dome from inside
St. Patrick's Basilica
St. Patrick's Basilica - picture of inside
Rene Levesque Boulevard - looking west at downtown core
Hudson Bay Company building (formerly Morgan's)
St. James United Church
Mount Stephen Hotel
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Le Chateau apartments
Reid Wilson House and Louis Joseph Forget House
Montreal Amateur Athletic Association
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