Golden Square Mile

The Golden Square Mile is historically known for its mansions built on the slopes of Mount Royal and Sherbrooke Street West from the mid 1800’s thru the 1930’s. It’s also home to the old Royal Victoria Hospital, The Montreal General Hospital, McGill University, Concordia University, the McCord Museum and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, as well as many private galleries. The original residents who built their homes here were owners and business leaders of Canadian industry such as railroads, timber, mining, banking, furs, shipping, etc. Most were Scottish or Scottish descent. The peak of the Golden Square Mile was between 1850 and 1930 and it’s believed that 70 percent of Canada’s wealth was held by these men.
The Golden Square Mile that WalkMontreal is walking is bordered on the north by Pine Avenue, to the south by Sherbrooke Street, to the west by Guy Street and to the east by University Street.
There are some historical old mansions that still exist between Sherbrooke south to René-Lévesque Boulevard, but, there is some debate if this area is actually included in the Golden Square Mile. The Mount Stephen House on Drummond and the Shaughnessy House on René-Lévesque Boulevard are two examples of mansions that still stand today south of Sherbrooke Street.

There is great architecture and history here, as well as beautiful streets. This walk is also a good workout, as you will be going up and down streets on the slopes of Mount Royal.
We did this walk on Saturday May 23, 2020.

(1) Percy Walters Park (2) 3627 Rue Redpath (3) 3655 Rue Redpath (4) Maison Ernest-Cormier (5) 1415 Avenue des Pins (6) 1374 Avenue des Pins (7) 3685 Avenue du Musée (8) 3617 Avenue du Musée (9) Erskine And American United Church (10) The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (11) 1390 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest (12) Le Château Apartments (13) 3605 Rue de la Montagne (14) 3630 Promenade Sir-William-Osler (15) 3654 Promenade Sir-William-Osler (16) 3435 Rue Stanley (17) 3433 Rue Stanley (18) 3644 Rue Peel (19) 3484 Rue Peel (20) 3647 Peel (21) 3690 Rue Peel (22) 3661 Rue Peel (23) 1110 Avenue des Pins (24) 1020 Avenue des Pins (25) Allan Memorial Institute (26) 3650 Rue McTavish (27) Redpath Museum (28) Roddick Gates (29) McCord Museum (30) 772 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest (31) 1172 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest (32) Mount Royal Club (33) 1195 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest (34) 1201 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest (35) Acadia Apartments (36) The Ritz-Carlton (37) Linton Apartments (38) 3424 Rue Simpson (39) Trafalgar School for Girls (40) 1507 Avenue du Docteur-Penfield (41) 1513 Avenue du Docteur-Penfield (42) 1558 Avenue du Docteur-Penfield (43) 1564 Avenue du Docteur-Penfield (44) 1597 Avenue des Pins (45) 1559 Avenue des Pins (46) 13 Avenue Steyning

Percy Walters Park (includes big dog park and smaller childrens playground)
bordered by Dr. Penfield, Redpath, Pine and McGregor streets

Yuille House – 3627 Redpath (built 1913)

3655 Redpath (built 1912)

Public stairs connecting Redpath Street and Pine Avenue

Maison Ernest Cormier – 1418 Pine – an Art Deco (built 1930)

Frederick Newman Beardmore House – 1415 Pine (built 1914)

Clarence de Sola House – 1374 Pine (built 1913)

Public stairs connecting Pine Avenue and Avenue du Musee

Maison Rodolphe Forget – 3685 du Musee (built 1912)

Herbert Molson House – 3617 du Musee (built 1911-1912)

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – corners of Sherbrooke Street West and du Musee (built 1912)

New Sherbrooke Apartments – 1390 Sherbrooke (built 1905)

Erskine American Church – 1339 Sherbrooke (built 1926)

Le Chateau apartments – 1321 Sherbrooke (built 1926)

Iron fence on de la Montagne
It echos an era of old

Alice Graham House – 3606 de la Montagne (1925)

Iron fence in front of Alice Graham House

Hosmer House – 3630 Promenade Sir William Osler (built 1901)


James Thomas Davis House – 3654 Promenade Sir William Osler (built 1910)

Stanley Street apartments – (built 1894)

Hugh Andrew Allan House – 3435 Stanley – (built 1895)

Andrew A. Allan House – 3433 Stanley – (built 1890)

Maison Eugene Lafleur – 3484 Peel (built 1903)

Iron fence in front of James Ross House

James Ross House – 3644 Peel – (built 1893)

J.K.L. Ross House – 3647 Peel – (built 1909)

William Forest Angus House – 3674 and 3690 Peel (built 1870-1874)

Charlotte R. Harrison House – 3661 Peel (built 1912)

Lady Meredith House – 1110 Pine (built 1894)

Mortimer Barnett Davis House – 1020 Pine (built 1907)

Steps to Mount Royal Park at Pine Avenue

Fence and Gates at Ravenscrag

Ravenscrag – 1025 Pine – (built 1861-1863)

Maison Charles-Edouard Gravel – 3650 McTavish – (built 1934)

Redpath Museum – McGill University (built 1882)

MacDonald Engineering Building – McGill University (built 1908)

Roddick Gates – McGill University (built 1924)

McCord Museum – 690 Sherbrooke (built 1921)

Strathcona Hall – 772 Sherbrooke (built 1904)

Prince of Wales Terrace – built in 1860 – it stood on north-east corner of Sherbrooke and McTavish
– demolished by McGill University in 1971
image courtesy of McCord Museum

Lord Atholstan House – 1172 Sherbrooke (built 1894-1895)

Van Horne Mansion – built in 1869 – it stood at the north-east corner of Sherbrooke and Stanley
– demolished by a developer in 1973
image courtesy of McCord Museum

Mount Royal Club – 1175 Sherbrooke (built 1906)

Thomas Craig House and Maison Louis Forget – 1195 and 1201 Sherbrooke (built 1882 and 1883)

Acadia Apartments – 1227 Sherbrooke (built 1925)

Ritz Carlton Hotel – 1228 Sherbrooke (built 1912)

Church of St.Andrew and St.Paul – 3415 Redpath (built 1932)

Linton Apartments – 1509 Sherbrooke (built 1908)

Linton House – 3424 Simpson (built 1868)

Trafalgar School – 3495 Simpson (built 1903)

Maison Joseph Alderic Raymond – 1507 Dr. Penfield (built 1930)

Charles G. Greenshields House – 1530 Dr. Penfield (built 1910-1911)

John Auld House – 1558 Dr. Penfield (built 1897)


Joseph Bowles Learmont House – 1564 Dr. Penfield (built 1892)

Alexander Cross House – 1597 Pine (built 1895)


1559-1569 Pine -(built 1900)

John Wilson McConnell House – 13 Steyning (built 1913-1914)

Percy Walters Park

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