Place d'Youville
Place d'Youville
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Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
How to get there
  • Place-d'Armes • 7 min walk
  • Square-Victoria-OACI • 9 min walk
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,749 contributions
Nov 2022
This is one of the big squares in Old Montreal and an area surrounded by history. Also surrounded by historic buildings and some places to eat and drink. It's a good place to sit and rest in good weather.
Written November 25, 2022
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JLC-mtl2015
Montreal, Canada372 contributions
May 2017 • Family
Above where use to be the St-Pierre River, sits Place d’Youville.
• Historical site it is where:
o the first boats landed
o In this place you can find also the Monument of the Pioneers (obelisk) (Monument aux Pionniers) that makes tributes to the founders of the city and first settlers.
• A part of this place was renamed “Place de la grande Paix” since it is here that Great Peace of Montreal treaty was signed between M. Louis-Hector de Calliere and 40 aboriginal nations in 1701.

Nice place to walk and remember.
Nearby the old port of Montrea land Pointe-à-Callière Museum

Note: Some photos on this page seems to be place d'Youville in Quebec instead of Montreal.
Written June 2, 2017
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Iona B
Sydney, Australia195 contributions
Oct 2016 • Solo
A tree lined avenue with restored historical buildings flanked by the walls which were built 1717-38 .Easily walked and close to many other historical attractions.
Written November 20, 2016
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Joop V
Ede, The Netherlands2,124 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
Marie-Marguerite d'Youville lived in this place between 1747 and 1771.
She was founder of the Grey Nuns, helped the poor with shelter and food, and donated money to the hospital. The Sisters of Charity kept the house almost in its original state.
Admittance with a guide tour is free, but one has to make a reservation.
Written November 8, 2016
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Jacques H
Montreal, Canada48 contributions
May 2013
This is a must in every tour of the Old Montreal. Ranging from Mc Gill to Pointe a Calliere, the Place d'Youville is a perfect place to sip a coffee, sitting on a bench, watching the old stones and people passing by.
Written May 14, 2013
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Mary38677
Coventry, UK956 contributions
May 2012 • Friends
As we were walking about we found a lovely place to sit and watch the world go by.we found the Youville stables which shows how the area was
Written May 25, 2012
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Foodange
Manchester, UK2,822 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
This is a quiet square with a simple monument devoted to the Pioneers. It’s behind the Pointe-à-Callière Museum. Perfect for a breather.
Written December 6, 2023
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA11,717 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
This is an old square in the city. You see these a lot in Europe and it’s modeled the same. There are some shops and an old fire station.
Written August 12, 2023
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson18,350 contributions
Aug 2019
Founder of the Sisters of Charity (i.e. Grey Nuns), she had her spiritual awakening after the death of her boot-legging husband (who sold illegal liquor to the Indians in exchange for their furs) and the death of 4 of her 6 children. Alone at age 30, she and a small band of like-minded women dedicated themselves to those in poverty.

The term "Grey Nun" was originally meant to be a snarky term of disrespect as it loosely translates to "drunken woman" in reference to her husband. However, the term stuck and the disrespect has long faded away. The proper term is "Sisters of Charity."

The remnants of her hospital are only present-day ruins and they are as well preserved as they can be, in this harsh climate. Her having used slave labor, which she had purchased, (both Indians and British prisoners) to build the hospital is not something the legacy focuses upon. She was a slave-owner. She was also the first native Canadian saint.

The whole of Place d'Youville is a treasure trove of history with a modern touch; the "hand" crawling around on top of a high building is an eye-catcher. It is very near to the Centre d'Historie de Montreal building (look for the Flemish scrolls on the side of this big red brick Fire House building).

Venture around a bit, look for the ruins of the mid-1700's hospital and Convent. Old Town Montreal is packed with history (and stories).
Written September 23, 2019
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gecko77
Coventry, UK1,061 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
This is a biggish square. It didn't strike me as particularly exciting or interesting. There are some benches in the shade to sit on and there are a couple of museums lining the square. It was pretty average.
Written August 26, 2018
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