Marché Bonsecours

Marché Bonsecours information

Location
Montréal , Canada
Address
350 Rue St-Paul Est
Opening hours
10am-9pm late Jun-Aug, to 6pm Sep-Mar
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Opened in 1847, this sprawling neoclassical building has been everything from a farmers market to a concert theater, and even served briefly as Montréal’s city hall (1852–78). It’s also where the government of United Canada retreated, in order to continue the legislative session after the parliament buildings nearby were burned down by an angry Anglo mob in 1849. Today’s marché (market) plays a somewhat less heroic role. The restored building reopened in 1992 as a gallery for shops selling arts and crafts, leather goods and garments. The upstairs hall hosts fashion shows and art auctions. Restaurants line the facade on Rue St-Paul.