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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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Description: 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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University set in the Heart of the City

Great university in the heart of the city. Beautiful, historic. Great reputation. Took a tour with my HS senior son. We were all very impressed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great university in the heart of the city. Beautiful, historic. Great reputation. Took a tour with my HS senior son. We were all very impressed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

World class university with beautiful buildings; tons of people returning for study in a great city..

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

As a long ago student of McGill, the campus is always a part of my sightseeing when I return to the city. But it really is a lovely campus, and it provides a great walk from Sherbrooke up to the mountain.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Great campus, variety of exhibits to explore. Lovely area to relax and chill in the afternoon sun. Worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Interesting campus, easy to navigate and explore. Wide open boulevard makes getting there easy and stopping to sit on a bench makes people watching interesting

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Cute university. Nice to walk through the grounds and admire the old buildings. Very quiet on the campus since it is summer break.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I strolled through the university several times. It is a very scenic place. With the mountain to its back, a nice garden in its middle and beautiful buildings, it becomes real scenic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We rode through this campus a few times while exploring the city on our bikes. Regularly, we stopped to admire the beautiful buildings. What a lovely campus! This seems like a great place to take a stroll and admire architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

McGill University and surrounding area are very picturesque and just perfect for urban hiking. McGill campuses are architectural marvels. We strolled area for a few hours and wanted to enroll as a students just to experience the magic of this great academic institution.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I went to McGill summer school more than 2 decades ago. In 2015, delibrately come back to Montreal to visit McGill University. I was given a free walking tour (guided by a 3rd year McGill student) at the Welcome Center, it was really nicely organized and informative. Thumbs up to all the staff and students at McGill, they are really... More 

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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.