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Golden Square Mile

2001, rue University, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2A6, Canada
+1 514-228-7400
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From 1840 to 1930, the Golden Square Mile was home to Canada’s anglophone upperclass, the majority of which was made up of Scottish businessmen. Situated to the northwest of what is now Downtown Montréal, the neighborhood is defined by its Victorian mansions, noteworthy institutions, elegant stores, grand avenues, green spaces and monuments that call back to its early years when its residents represented nearly 70 percent of the wealth of Canada. The Square Mile is part of the Mount Royal natural and historical district and includes McGill University, the McCord Museum of Canadian History, the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts and many other attractions and landmarks to be discovered while strolling along Sherbrooke Street West. The term “golden” was added to the name in the 1950s by real estate developers to refer to the prosperity of the area. Originally spanning about one square mile, it is contained by a southern border of René Lévesque (formerly Dorchester Street), Mount Royal Park
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2001, rue University, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2A6, Canada
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
+1 514-228-7400
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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...More

Thank Andre E
Reviewed 17 August 2016

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

Thank claude l
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,...More

Thank Vikrantg
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...More

Thank BMacBaltimore_USA
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...More

1  Thank Dennis P
Reviewed 12 December 2011

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

4  Thank LindaMontreal_Quebec
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
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