Dorchester Square
Dorchester Square
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This downtown plaza was recently renamed in honor of Lord Dorchester, the governor of British North America in the late 1700s.
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Ville-Marie
How to get there
  • Peel • 2 min walk
  • McGill • 6 min walk

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IAN D
Wigan, UK25,526 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
This is a lovely area of Montreal with the square full of numerous statues and flanked by really grand buildings like the Sun life building. Offering an impressive Victorian-style fountain designed to appear cut in half, and two arched metal and wood footbridges, the Square is a popular spot at lunchtime in particular, attracting hundreds of people each day. To this, add wide sidewalks and the restoration of the ancient vespasienne to complete the allure of this important public place.
Written May 18, 2024
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Nico Samneil Sy Salado
Newport, VT1,898 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
A beautiful park but is being infested by homeless who are using or shall i say abusing the 420. Smells bad at some part and trashes are everywhere on some part and those part are where these abusers are.(i am not mean to homeless but if they dont have the right attitude in life or try to be then..) chairs and tables are available with some vendors who sell coffees
Written September 21, 2023
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Deb W
Reno, NV2,454 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
This is a nice park. It was close to our hotel so we walked by it daily. It's a nice green area in the city.
Written August 7, 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,403 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
This is a park in downtown with tall and important buildings all around. We happened to see an interesting international demonstration as we were passing through, so we stopped for a while to see what was going on. Admired the buildings. And the place where we were staying was close by.
Written July 15, 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,403 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The landscaping is immaculate in this pleasant square right in the middle of downtown. Important buildings all around taking advantage of the sunlight and green views from this square. Places to sit and eat lunch. Parking garage underneath.
Written October 7, 2022
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digitalroc
Calgary, Canada2,070 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
I didn’t know that this was an attraction, I ended up passing through here from the hotel to see some Saturday night entertainment. Looks like a nice downtown park, and would provide some respite from the afternoon heat and office work.
Written August 14, 2022
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Stirling B
Ottawa, Canada700 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Dorchester Square is a park situated along Rene Levesque Blvd in Downtown Montreal. There are some statues and paths with bench’s to sit and rest after exploring the city. Nice area to people watch.
Written June 8, 2022
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4historyandculture
Charlotte, NC1,543 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
A nice park and square just across our hotel, we could see some parts from our hotel room. There are public benches and pathways. Very clean like the other parts of Canada we visited. There were unique statues and I walked close to one of the to see the inscription. I was surprised to see that it was the Poet I wrote a term paper in college. My husband took my picture next to Robert Burn’s statue.
Written November 21, 2021
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Gonen2014
Haifa, Israel3,981 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
I like Dorchester Square, mainly because of Robert Burns Memorial in the park. Burns (1759-1796) was a Scottish poet, one of the pioneers of the romance stream in arts, and he is regarded in Scotland as the National Poet. In Montreal, too, he has fans who erected this memorial in memory of which they wrote: "Erected by admirers of Burns". Beside this memorial (and two more memorials), the park itself is very nice, especially in the fall, as you can see in the enclosed puctures.
Written December 30, 2019
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David S
Middlesbrough, UK2,344 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
My wife and I stopped off in the area whilst touring East Canada and enjoyed the visit. A really nice statue of Robbie Burns takes pride of place within the square near where we stayed. Nicely fitting in with the surrounding architecture, it's quite impressive.
Written November 1, 2019
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