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McGill University

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
As featured in 3 Days in Montreal and 2 other guides
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Address: 805 Sherbrooke St. W. | (At McGill College), Montreal, Quebec H3A 0B9, Canada
Phone Number: +1 514-398-6555
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Canada's oldest university, home to nearly 30,000 students, is filled with...

Canada's oldest university, home to nearly 30,000 students, is filled with a variety of interesting architectural styles.

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Beautiful to Walk Around

Really beautiful University, you will feel the energy of the students and the area! amazing free museum. If you have couple hours to share enhance your knowledge, this is a nice... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really beautiful University, you will feel the energy of the students and the area! amazing free museum. If you have couple hours to share enhance your knowledge, this is a nice place for you.

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Woodbine, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to walk around. We went in the evening just to stroll. Some students were out but most were either in class or in their warm rooms studying.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful to see that the University that coined the phrase "Harvard is the McGill of the US" is still as wonderful as always. A few new buildings added here and there but the charm is still there, the quad still maintains its green space and openness and higher education of Canadians is being served. Not surprisingly Sherbrooke Street was a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The campus is gorgeous. Oh to be a teen again I would love to go here! Beautiful old buildings and gorgeous grounds Worth a walk through.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a centre of excellence i was fortunate to vist while my niece was studying there and have to say the campus is a mix of the old and new but it is definitely worth a visit if you want to be inspired by the young people studying there

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This university is one of the most famous in Montreal. Entering the premises you can find wonderful architecture. Historical as wel as newer buildings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing buildings and layout on several streets. Easy access to Mont Royal from several points and also to downtown-centreville. Rue Sherbrooke and Peel are main streets to see and feel the pulse of students. There is walking uphill and downhill so wear good shoes, umbrella and coats and it is open campus.

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Mineola, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Homecoming Weekend was filled with a tremendous number of events, concerts and tours. The Dean's cocktail party was hosted in the McCord Museum which was interesting. The next day a speaker panel of accreditted professors spoke on a number of topics. The homecoming day football game was played in the rain. Unfortunately, this curtailed some sightseeing. The McGill Symphony... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Montreal is the best way to taste French culture without crossing the Atlantic. Over 100,000 people study in colleges and universities in Montreal. McGill is definitely the crown jewel of Canadian Universities. The campus is a must see. Enjoy the architecture and setting on your next visit. If you have US dollars enjoy a on-third discount on everything due to... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I enjoyed walking around the campus and was impressed by the enthusiasm and energy of the students there.

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.
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