Built in 1864 on a sports field for the British military, this Anglican church used to be called St Crickets in the Fields for the matches that unfolded here. The stained glass in the east transept, the Regimental Window, was donated in memory of the WWI fallen. The Writers’ Chapel honors Canadian poets and authors such as John Glassco and AJM Smith.

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1. Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal

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Montréal’s Museum of Fine Arts is an accessible and beautifully updated oasis of art housed in architecturally striking buildings. A visit here is a must…

4. Le Château

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This fortress-like apartment complex from 1926 was designed by the famed Montréal architects George Ross and Robert MacDonald. It's worth passing by its…

5. Maison Alcan

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This mélange of four carefully restored 19th- and 20th-century buildings integrates the old Berkeley Hotel and three houses, including the Atholstan House…

6. Reid Wilson House


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7. Louis-Joseph Forget House

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This late-19th-century Victorian mansion has a pleasing symmetry, with a focus on its wrought-iron, oak doors with fine iron grilles created at Montréal's…

8. Rue Sherbrooke Ouest

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