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McGill University

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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Address: 805 Sherbrooke St. W. | (At McGill College), Montreal, Quebec H3A 0B9, Canada
Phone Number: 514-398-6555

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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Such History!!

I am from Kelowna, BC and my son started university in Montreal at McGill for the Music program. He gave me a first hand tour of the huge University. The walkways and pathways... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jan R
Kelowna, Canada
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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I am from Kelowna, BC and my son started university in Montreal at McGill for the Music program. He gave me a first hand tour of the huge University. The walkways and pathways too and from the different buildings are filled with beautiful pathways and giant parks. The area surrounding the building however were filled with streets under construction but... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful buildings. Worth the visit. Shame about all the construction going on around it. In fact, the whole area surrounding it, is a big construction site.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely campus centrally located in downtown, right by the Fine Arts Museum. These days it's really hard to get around, as there is major construction everywhere near the University, especially on Sherbrooke Street. Best to take public transportation or walk.

Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

McGill is a lovely spot in downtown Montreal that is absolutely worth wandering about and enjoying the green space, the buildings and the buzz of the students on campus. I had a friend who works there and so got some inside knowledge.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're a bookshop freak like me you will enjoy a tour in McGill's bookstore! There's a good choice of books and it's a stationary as well! Redpath museum is in the campus!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was summer holidays so I was visiting only to see where my niece did her University, and it was a great campus, It was not operational as all students were on holidays but liked the feel

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Vancouver, BC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Plenty of optimistic wide-eyed students in the first few weeks of classes at this campus in the city of Montréal. Interesting architecture & history among the buildings.

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Maleny, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We did walk around this campus as a part of our excursions down from Mount Royal.Quite interesting architure and location in Montreal.Law faculty library was a nice building from the outside.

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

My son goes there and loves it, it's a great University in a beautiful cozy city, wonderful place for students. Nice campus, only negative point is that professors focus more on research than on their classes.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Just the main entrance on Sherbrooke Street and McGill College tells you are entering an important institution. Old majestic buildings with superb architecture. My favourites being the main and the engineering buildings. Nice green patches which can be used for picnics, people gazing, playing with your dog, or playing soccer... Pretty flower beds in the summer. You will meet students... 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.
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