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Tour route Next section Previous section Back to Notre-Dame Est Boulevard Saint-Laurent Rue Notre-Dame West The Old Seminary and Notre-Dame Place d’Armes Rue Saint-Jacques Des Récollets Around Rue de l’Hôpital Rue Saint-Paul, near Place d’Youville Place d’Youville Western end of the Old Port Pointe-à-Callière and Place Royale Saint-Paul and de la Commune From Saint-Amable to Saint-Gabriel Place Jacques-Cartier Eastern end of the Old Bonsecours From Bonsecours to Berri Rue Notre-Dame East Champ-de-Mars
Business and stone 

British Empire
The British Empire building, on the corner of Rue Notre-Dame, was known as the Exchange Bank of Canada when it was built in 1874. 

Façade of the Sun Life Insurance Company
Sun Life building 
The first headquarters of the Sun Life Insurance Company comprises one section built in 1884, of brick and stone, and another in 1891, of soft beige sandstone from England. Polychromy and sculpted decorative motifs were then much in vogue. The sculptures on the newer section were the work of Henry Beaumont, a British-born sculptor who was responsible for many of the finest ornamental carvings on Montréal buildings of the time.




Merchants' Exchange
Rue Saint-Sacrement: after the Corn Exchange, in 1865, and the Merchants' Exchange, in 1866, the Board of Trade building went up in 1903 to house the offices of the organization.

Stock Exchange in 1904
In 1904, Montréal opened its new
Stock Exchange. The building has been home to the Centaur Theatre
since 1966.

  Board of Trade

Down to the water


And fires! 

Around Rue de l'Hôpital

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