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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
Splendid sculptures 

Companies flaunted their prosperity, stability and importance in cut stone and sculptures. Coats of arms and mythological figures (including Mercury, the god of commerce), with a Renaissance flair, decorated the façades and lobbies. 

Molson coat of arms.

Canada Life Insurance
Canada Life Insurance coat of arms.

London & Lancashire
The London and Lancashire Life Insurance (1898) and Guardian (1902) buildings, which bring us back to the Belle Époque, reached new heights in sculptural virtuosity. Edward Maxwell, the designer of the London and Lancashire Life Building, had just returned from Paris, and skilfully applied the Beaux-Arts style he had learned there. 

Canadian Bank of Commerce
In the lobby of the Canadian (Imperial) Bank of Commerce, Victories in the form of mastheads crown a symbol of Commerce. 

The Bank of Montreal 

Competing for prestige 

Little St. James Street 

The World Trade Centre 

Rue Saint-Jacques 

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