90 minutes guided tour
Tuesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
HISTORIC OUTDOOR TOURS
Discover Montreal and stroll through history in the heart of three emblematic neighbourhoods downtown: the Golden Square Mile, Milton Parc and Ville-Marie.
When? Tuesdays and Saturdays, from July 2 to October 5, 2019
Where? Downtown, in the Golden Square Mile, Milton Parc and Ville-Marie
Adult ticket*: $22 – outdoor guided tour (90 minutes)
Ticket combo guided tour + access to the Museum: $31 – access to the McCord Museum and to the Stewart Museum included!
Special senior, child and family prices are also available.
*Taxes are not included. Prices are rounded to the nearest dollar.
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TOUR 1 “VILLE-MARIE: MONTREAL’S BUSINESS DISTRICT”
The Ville-Marie neighbourhood is both the heart of Montreal and one of its most vibrant and cosmopolitan sectors. Churches and intimate cafés stand alongside skyscrapers, shopping malls, and major hotels. Nearly 500,000 people move through the area every day to go to work, see a movie or go shopping.
This urban walking tour will take you through the streets of downtown Montreal in the vicinity of Montreal’s famous Underground City (known as the RÉSO). The largest network of underground pedestrian walkways in the world, it was created in 1962 to connect Place Ville-Marie to Central Station and the Queen Elizabeth Hotel.
Accompanied by a Museum guide, you will experience the vitality of the business district as you explore its history and various works of public art.
Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m. in French and 10:30 a.m. in English:
- July 2, 2019
- August 13, 2019
- August 27, 2019
Saturday, at 10:30 a.m. in French and 2:30 p.m. in English:
- July 6, 2019
- July 13, 2019
- August 10, 2019
- August 31, 2019
- September 14, 2019
- October 5, 2019
TOUR 2 “THE PRESTIGIOUS GOLDEN SQUARE MILE: YESTERDAY AND TODAY”
The Montreal neighbourhood as you have never seen it before!
The neighbourhood known as the Golden Square Mile has been synonymous with luxury since the 19th century. Bordered by René-Lévesque Boulevard to the south, Robert-Bourassa Boulevard to the east, Mount Royal to the north, and Guy Street to the west, this area is home to mansions, department stores, university buildings, and luxury hotels.
Take the McCord Museum’s guided tour and discover the architecture typical of the Golden Square Mile as you learn the stories of its inhabitants. See the sumptuous homes built by influential figures of the 19th and 20th centuries and find out what they are used for today. Equipped with a tablet and the MTL Urban Museum tours on the McCord Museum app, follow your tour guide as you explore a neighbourhood that has undergone numerous transformations.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in French and 10:30 a.m. in English
Saturday, at 10:30 in French and 2:30 p.m. in English:
- July 27, 2019
- August, 17, 2019
- September 7, 2019
TOUR 3 “SAVING AN ICONIC NEIGHBOURHOOD: MILTON PARK”
The charming Milton Park neighbourhood, which Montrealers commonly call the “McGill Ghetto” due to its high concentration of student residents, encompasses a unique collection of buildings designed as large family homes in the 19th century. However, the entire neighbourhood was nearly demolished in the 1970s and its lovely homes replaced by large apartment buildings. Thankfully, citizen-led protests against the project managed to save this unique Montreal area.
During this guided tour through the heart of Milton Parc, you will learn more about its architectural heritage, its residents’ battles to preserve its human scale, its development and the various vocations of its buildings over time.
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in French and 10:30 a.m. in English
Saturday, at 10;30 a.m in French and 2:30 p.m. in English:
- August 3, 2019
- September 21, 2019
- September 28, 2019
Not to be missed!
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« [a] tour that shows off buildings as well as outdoor art » Montreal Gazette
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