The Golden Square Mile – An unique experience with the podcast "A Gem to Explore"

In collaboration with Montréal centre-ville

Photo credit: Matthieu Dupuis

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In the heart of Montreal, discover a neighborhood with a plush heritage and rich history expressed through the facades of its bourgeois heritage residences : the Golden Square Mile. Marked off by des Pins Avenue, at the foot of Mount Royal, Guy Street, to the West, René-Lévesque Boulevard, to the South, Robert-Bourassa Street (formerly University), to the East, the Golden Square Mile is definitely an area of its own to discover in the middle of downtown.

Its typical Victorian houses and commercial buildings from the 1850’s, when it became an important business center, illustrate its vocation as a peaceful XVIIIth century residential district, with easy access to Montreal’s port and city center. At the beginning of the XXth century, 80 % of Canada’s wealth would have been concentrated in the Golden Square Mile.

Today, the neighbourhood is still shining in the heart of Montreal and counts on this elegant architecture from the end of the XIXth century and its numerous historical, cultural and touristic lures to seduce the locals as well as visitors from everywhere. Let’s go and discover it!

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