Educational Sites in Montreal

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Educational sites in Montreal

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  • AnLil
    865 contributions
    I visited Montreal for a conference and toured the campus again. McGill and University of Toronto are typically tied, ranked first for Canadian universities. McGill’s reputation is boosted by the amazing city it’s situated in. Birks and many buildings were old, so there wasn’t as much in terms of technology, aside from Arts and Science buildings. However, the campus was lovely in the centre of it all in Montreal. Everyone liked the university: everything was compact, interesting to see, welcoming, and accessible on foot. It’s best to visit on a Friday or weekday. During Frosh Week at the end of August, there were free drinks, sponsor treats, and bustling activity by the front gates of the university on West Sherbrooke St. This grassy knoll atop McGill College, which leads down to the heart of the shopping district on Sainte-Catherine, is a student hub in warmer weather. For some reason, people were giving away free McGill shirts that said “Harvard of Canada.” (The trademark red college shirts are sold at Librairie le James bookstore by Musee McCord Stewart, not at the Bookstore on McGill College facing the main gates.) This is where women’s strike activity around 1948 was led by the International Labour Organisation, based on McGill campus beside central McCall MacBain Hall at Dawson Hall (853 Sherbrooke O.). These Socialist-bent students were later influential in the rise of the federal NDP party by supporting politicians from Saskatchewan, and social welfare/Medicaid programs. It all started here, from where future leaders originally gathered, above Dr William Alex Molson’s 1906 House on McGill College Ave. A parking/car entrance is off Rue University, below the original area of campus. The other area of the university is nearer the foot of Mont-Royal; this park/mountain provides a stunning backdrop to both McGill and Concordia universities in the shared vicinity. All of the student housing was bunched along Sherbrooke at the other end, toward Ave du Parc and Milton in the grungier part of the “Student Ghetto.” The area still felt safe, as we arrived at 2 a.m. and saw women walking solo through the neighbourhood. Whatever you do, don’t miss McGill, which is not far from all the action at Sainte Catherine Rue. Everything’s accessible by foot or by underground Metro (not to be mistaken with the supermarket chain) around McGill College Ave., and shopping malls can be found surrounding Scotiabank theatre—not far from underground Peel Street (or McGill) Metro stations. It’s worth a visit to Montreal Centre-Ville—especially in May-June and early fall. Enjoy the great food awaiting you, along with a diversity of shops and sights!
    Written November 6, 2022
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  • umunum
    Halifax, Canada207 contributions
    I was a tourist in the city and found that the university gym was only $8 for a day pass. So I went to le gym. It was actually free for a firtst visit. The gym was huge and well equipped. 5 power racks but only 2 bench stations. Its an option for you when travelling.
    Written May 21, 2017
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  • ioanabruj
    Montreal, Canada12 contributions
    I studied at UdeM, as the university is commonly known. It's a nice enough university, with some nice architecture if you know where to look. The main hall of Roger-Gaudry (the ubiquitous building with the huge tower, which is the health sciences building) is a pretty nice place, and there's a bunch of old doors and wooden staircases throughout the building. You also get a really nice view of the city from on top of the mountain, although the stairs are kind of tedious to climb; there's a free bus shuttle that goes from Université de Montréal metro all the way up the mountain.

    The other buildings are more recent, so they're not as interesting to see. Parking is expensive, and the food in the school is your typical university food.

    If you're around, because you're visiting the basilica or for any other reason, it's a nice place to walk past, but don't take a detour just to see it.
    Written March 24, 2017
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  • Andre E
    Shawinigan, Canada241 contributions
    .Around Berri Metro, this University was created on the premise of giving access to Higher Education to Workers..I studied Law there spo I have used the Facilities abundantly. Their Library at the Pavillon Judith Jasmin is great, although since the new Bibliotheque Nationale opened next door, I go there now, to check on Mags, Movies, Books and Newspapers. UQAM has integrated an old Church Steeple in its St Denis Facade. Across it, is the old Ecole Polytechnique (now on the UdeMtl Campus). The magnificent limestone building now houses UQAM'S Business School. UQAM also has a great Coop (on Ste Catherine, 3 blocks west of St Denis) , a good place to buy a Laptop, printer..etc.,Direct access underground to the Berri Metro makes this great in Winter or Rainy Days. Several art Exhibits are usually on-going..but all in French. .
    Written May 18, 2016
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  • Cara C
    Boston, MA4,246 contributions
    The history of this seminary is really amazing, make sure you look it up! Even better sit on a bench at Place d'Armes and read about it! Right next to Notre Dame. Not open to the general public, but you can peer through the gate!
    Written April 18, 2017
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  • fishhawker74
    Sandown, NH98 contributions
    As a child of the 70s and 80s, I was always fascinated with how "stuff" works. Anja and her crew do an amazing job bringing these artifacts to life. There is something to be said about watching the early gramophones and phonographs in action versus listening to a digital mp3. They have an amazing selection of units, needles, tvs, radios, video disc players, etc., from the 1800s to today. It's a smaller place, yet there are exhibits throughout the old building which is fun to explore on your own as well. Highly recommend!
    Written November 29, 2021
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