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Dorchester Square

1555 Peel Street, Montreal, Quebec H3A 3L8, Canada
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This downtown plaza was recently renamed in honor of Lord Dorchester, the governor of British North America in the late 1700s.
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1555 Peel Street, Montreal, Quebec H3A 3L8, Canada
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dorchester Square, previously knows as Dominion Square, is a large urban square in downtown Montreal (1892). Until 1854, it was once a cemetery for the victims of the 1851 Cholera Epidemic. As a reminder, small crosses have been graved in the pathways. Bordered by René...More

Thank JLC-mtl2015
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park/square is just across from another smaller park and less than a block from the Mary Cathedral. This is an area of downtown that is always busting. Not a lot of tourists, mostly locals. Worth seeing if you go see the Cathedral. A nice...More

Thank finesilver
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Important center downtown with important buildings all around. Not necessarily for tourists, just in the center.

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Nice relaxing spot in the city with some beautiful building surrounding the square. Good place for a snowball fight in the winter.

Thank Arjen v
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

This pretty little square was a lovely place to sit in the sunshine. There are plenty of benches and a very friendly place with lots of friends sitting and chatting. A great place to stop for a while and watch the world go by.

Thank Colette F
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Dorchester Square sits in the middle of Montreal right across the street from Place Canada. It is a beautiful tree covered square with a couple of monuments. We were here at the start of October and the leaves were changing color, adding to the beauty....More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Dorchester Square is located in the heart of Montreal just a few blocks from Rue Sherbrooke and right next to the Mary Queen of the World Basilica. There is an tourism information location at 1255 Rue Peel where you can catch the Grayline Hop On...More

Thank Bowmanator22
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

This is the smaller of two parks that are across the street from each other near Crescent Street. It was originally a town green, and later a cemetery. In 1851 the bodies were moved to Mount Royal and it became a park. There are four...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Nice peaceful space with plenty of seating to rest those weary legs after pounding the streets of Montreal. Whilst resting you can look at the flowers, monuments or stair up at the large building looming over the square. Another pristinely kept area of Montreal.

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Reviewed 21 June 2017

Near everything, it is a place where one could walk, sit and relax or simply text or read. There are many attractions near-by, shopping and restaurants. The Tourist center is in front of it.

Thank RoxidouNoiro
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No, it is not BUT there are many shops around. Enjoy !
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