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Golden Square Mile

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Address: 2001, rue University, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2A6, Canada
Phone Number: 5142776990
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This downtown historic district contains elaborate turn-of-the-century...

This downtown historic district contains elaborate turn-of-the-century mansions, as well as the McGill University campus.

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Above Sherbrooke, once Home of the Gentry

Most of the Grand Mansions along Sherbrooke Street have been demolished..a few remain across from the Ritz Carlton or Holt Renfrew..this area is Montreal's Fifth Avenue with the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Most of the Grand Mansions along Sherbrooke Street have been demolished..a few remain across from the Ritz Carlton or Holt Renfrew..this area is Montreal's Fifth Avenue with the Museum of Fine Arts close, some great Art Galleries , some old Houses , lots donated or aquired by the Nearby McGill University for its various departments. It extends from Sherbrooke to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Excellent tour, short and informative, with a lot of history on the origins of those who built part of Montreal.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

The hotel seems a little old and rooms at first glance at a little worn-out. Go out for higher floors for better view especially towards the street. Theybsaud they used to have smoking rooms earlier but the hotel os smoke free now. Quite comfortable rooms, very helpful staff, excellent breakfast! Best location on the business Street and we'll connected.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

and Museums and McGill University, and ...... so much more. We love to walk the "new" Sherbrooke extension (built in like 1840!) and look at the beautiful Mansions and read the bronze plaques firmly planted in front of them and declaring their history and former ownership. Wonderful! In such close proximity to the Museums and the Ritz-Carlton. Very nice stroll... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

We had a hotel guidebook that praised the "Golden Square Mile" which is an area around McGill and a bit to the east, west, and south of it. The picture showed an extremely elaborate Victorian mansion behind wrought iron gating and stone walls. We asked locals where this attraction "the golden square mile" was. No one knew. Finally, they googled... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2011

This is old buildings at their best. Fun to see the old mix in with the new.

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.
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