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02T - Dorchester Square

07 May 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM



2 Unstructured Learning Hours

A great urban room, the square is layered with buildings that mark its evolution from residential square to gateway with the construction of Windsor Station in 1889 to the heart of a ‘new downtown’ when Sun Life moved up from Old Montreal in 1914. The two churches – Mary Queen of the World and St. George’s – stand in contrast to the 1960s CIBC and Chateau Champlain; major monuments sit on the recently restored and revitalized green space and the public function of the square is as significant now it was in the 19th century.

This is an architectural walking tour, presented rain or shine. The tour will be offered in English by Heritage Montreal  volunteer guides, who have backgrounds in architecture, art history, architectural education or urban planning.