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Square Dorchester and Place du Canada

Square Dorchester and Place du Canada Review

On sunny summer days you can join the office workers, store clerks, and downtown shoppers who gather in these two green squares in the center of the city to eat lunch under the trees and perhaps listen to an open-air concert. If there are no vacant benches or picnic tables, you can still find a place to sit on the steps at the base of the dramatic monument to the dead of the Boer War. Other statues honor Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759–96); Sir Wilfrid Laurier (1841–1919), Canada's first French-speaking prime minister; and Sir John A. Macdonald (1815–91), Canada's first prime minister.

While the squares don't amount to more than a few acres, they're very popular with locals and tourists alike.

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  • Address: Bordered by boul. René-Lévesque and rues Peel, Metcalfe, and McTavish, Downtown, Montréal, QC H3B 2V6 | Map It
  • Metro Bonaventure or Peel.
  • Location: Downtown and the Golden Square Mile
Updated: 08-10-2013

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