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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 with...

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

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The Best Post Secondary School in Canada

The number of alumni with distinguished careers have to be more than any other Universities in Canada. Only the smartest people are accepted. The grounds are large and yet... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Mississauga, Canada
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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The number of alumni with distinguished careers have to be more than any other Universities in Canada. Only the smartest people are accepted. The grounds are large and yet suprisingly not to large to walk completely. All buildings seem historic and the areas are lovely. Beautifully centered in the city and is the hub of the city of Montreal

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Even if you're not a alumni or a prospective student, it's a beautiful campus with superb grounds. Great place to just do a wander on a summer day. Architecture, beautiful greenspace, lots of people enjoying the day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has a fascinating history as an English speaking enclave in the middle of a French speaking province. It is a lovely campus with lots of interesting new features, like sustainable edible gardens, and lots of lovely historic buildings which felt a little bit like Edinburgh. The museum on campus is a fascinating and very eclectic collection and worth... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to many university campuses across Canada and this is one of the best - we had a tour and one of the highlights was the 'historic' classroom - still with wooden chairs and a blackboard (apparently it's used in some movies)! Campus is a nice mix of old and new/modern buildings.

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Montreal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The campus looks really nice and clean. The architecture is Gothic and historical but just to warn you that there is a troubling backstory to all this beauty. One of the main streets just in back of the campus, called Dr. Penfield, is a street named after a Psychiatrist from the McGill Medical Facility who was hired by the CIA... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right in downtown and yet has the view of green with Victorian style of buildings. Worth to stroll around the lower campus.

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montreal, canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely building, varied architecture. Beautiful grounds backing on the mountain but right downtown. Great

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Longmont, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice campus with incredible buildings and deep history. Nice gardens and open spaces to wonder and enjoy with a nice museum on campus with ancient artifacts!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool architecture and beautiful grounds. We walked over to the sports complex and also toured the stadium. Highly recommend for university lovers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great experience walking around the University and visiting the Student center and libraries. On a hill from downtown, so a great uphill walk to get your heart going.

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Staying in Centre-Ville (Downtown)

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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.