This leafy expanse in the heart of downtown was known until 1988 as Dominion Sq, a reminder of Canada’s founding in 1867. A Catholic...
montreal's biggest tour operator offers a passel of circuits on comfortable pseudo-trolleys. The montreal tram tour lasts three hours...
Place du Canada
This park immediately southeast of Sq Dorchester is best known for its monument of John A Macdonald, Canada’s first prime minister, who...
This bright, busy, dressy place presents large live salsa bands pumping out tropical rhythms. The Latin community (and their admirers)...
A classic, long-running deli, Reuben’s has squishy booths and a long counter, where patrons line up for towering smoked-meat sandwiches...
1170 Rue Peel · interesting places nearby
Windsor Hotel information
The palatial Windsor was Canada’s first grand hotel (1878) and played host to all manner of international guests and celebrities, including Mark Twain, Winston Churchill, King George VI, Queen Elizabeth II and John F Kennedy. The original Windsor had six restaurants and 382 sumptuous guest rooms, but a fire that devastated the hotel in 1957 left only the annex – the portion still standing today.
You can stroll down the magnificent main hall, Peacock Alley, and peek at the vast wooden dance floors, chandeliers and high windows that recall turn-of-the-century splendor.