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McGill University

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Address: 805 Sherbrooke St. W. | (At McGill College), Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K6, Canada
Phone Number: 514-398-6555
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Canada's oldest university, home to nearly 30,000 students, is filled...

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

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Stayed overnight in the dorms of this university at a school sponsored trip. Interesting as Imhad an individual room.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Durham, Canada

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Durham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed overnight in the dorms of this university at a school sponsored trip. Interesting as Imhad an individual room.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

History at its finest. This University was founded way back in the 1800's and it has been world rank as one of the top school globally. We just returned from our daughters graduation and they did it up right.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful in every season (snow, colorful leaves, lush greenness). Easily accessible for a small escape from busy downtown life.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our current Prime Minister is an alumnus... there were others in the past.. this is our ivy league equivalent - excellent education, great facilities, historical buildings, and the best extra-curricular culture I have ever encountered. The students really do make this place the best uni in Canada and one of the best in the world!

Thank Patty N
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was in Montreal last month and HAD to go check this place out - especially since my last name is McGill - It is very historic and the campus is nice and clean. I visited the book store and was able to purchase a sweater with the name McGill on it. It was pretty price, I think about $75 but... More 

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Chatham, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the base of Mount Royal this beautiful campus is integrated into the edge of downtown Montreal with Mount Royal a beautiful addition backdrop to the campus. Definitely worth a stroll through if you are downtown, merge it in with your expedition up the Mount.

Thank greaume
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

McGill is a jewel in downtown Montreal. The main campus is bounded by Sherbrooke St., Peel St, Dr. Penfield and University. It's a very pleasant walk among beautiful historic buildings at one of the world's leading research universities. Visit the bookstore on Gert's on McTavish St, or the Redpath museum. Very few cities have a University campus this nice so... More 

Thank Paul F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place for a relaxing walk. Tie in a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts and you have a full day.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

I've had friends who attended this university during the summer. The buildings are very historical and beautiful. We enjoyed walking the campus, relaxing in the open areas. I'm not sure I would have gone to the campus if I hadn't heard of the school before. If you go read up on the university and the founder of the university Mr.James... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Gorgeous University grounds and gardens, very artsy buildings and structures. We have also enjoyed the statue of McGill sitting on the bench with the Apple notebook. Great picture opportunity!

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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.