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Rue Saint-Jacques

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
The Bank of Montréal 



The Bank of Montreal (Banque de Montréal) was established in 1817, making it Canada's first, and set up on Rue Saint-Jacques in 1819. The bank prospered, and in 1847 inaugurated his new head office, designed by John Wells, a British architect who also had the Sainte-Anne Market to his credit. The group on the pediment, the work of British sculptor John Steel, was added in 1867. Finally, in 1901, the building was enlarged and the interior renovated in splendid style. The lobby is worth a visit, as is the museum. Come in person and you can admire the four bas-reliefs carved in England for the former head office. 

Competing for prestige 

Splendid sculptures 

Little St. James Street 

The World Trade Centre 

Rue Saint-Jacques 

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