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Dorchester Square

1555 Peel Street, Montreal, Quebec H3A 3L8, Canada
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This downtown plaza was recently renamed in honor of Lord Dorchester, the governor of British North America in the late 1700s.
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“A nice park in the middle of town”
2 weeks ago
“Beautiful flowers and... free donuts!”
1555 Peel Street, Montreal, Quebec H3A 3L8, Canada
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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Reviewed yesterday

Near everything, it is a place where one could walk, sit and relax or simply text or read. There are many attractions near-by, shopping and restaurants. The Tourist center is in front of it.

Thank RoxidouNoiro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We evidently visited on national donut day, and there were Salvation Army volunteers handing out donuts, which was a fun surprise. There were beautiful flowers and plenty of places to sit and rest on benches. It's very clean and peaceful.

Thank mrsfriz
Reviewed 7 November 2016

It is good to have a resting moment on this square, looking at its many statues and watching the squirrels burrying nuts.

Thank Joop V
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Chill out area in busy area of city. Lots of workers lunching here. Nice and relaxing love watching all the Squirrels which are so tame compared to the ones in the UK. Saw an albino one digging in the flower bed. Two black ones play...More

Thank goodguyjas
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Two blocks from out hotel sat Dorchester Square, where the Visitor Center and Hop-On Hop-Off bus tours begin. This is the designated city center of Montreal and is the starting point from which all distances are measured. It is also where the city's first cemetery...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

After walking all over the downtown area, this was an excellent reprieve. The park is clean, plenty of space to just stop and relax. The statues and monuments were quite aesthetic to the green space. I wouldn't necessarily go out of my way to visit,...More

Thank John O
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Nice place to relax for a few and people watch. Being that it is downtown, it is a nice place to get away from the hustle of the city while still being in the heart of it.

Thank Mike4TraveI
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We walked through this park for a few minutes last week and enjoyed a few treats for lunch. It was pretty cool just sitting there while people watching for a few minutes while relaxing at the same time. This is a great place to chill...More

1  Thank Steve R
Reviewed 16 August 2015

This square is located at the heart of downtown Montreal. The tourist information center is located at the north side of the square. There are more than a dozen good restaurants near this square. The party street of Montreal ( Cresent Street ) is just...More

Thank izardbruce
Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

This was one of the first parks I visited in Montreal. Laying in the corner of Boulevard René and Rue Peel it's easily found. Around the square some famous old buildings are found like the Sunlife building and the Montreal tourist information. The square itself...More

1  Thank DanielHenrysson
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
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