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Sun Life Building (Edifice Sun Life)

Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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Address: 1155 Metcalfe, Montreal, Quebec H3B 2V6, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 514-866-6411
08:30 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 17:00

No longer the home of Sun Life Insurance, this columned building was built...

No longer the home of Sun Life Insurance, this columned building was built in 1914, and still houses its original clock chimes.

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Once it had most of the Gold in the Commonwealth in its Basement

Today, it is Head Offices to National Bank's Private Banking Arm Levesque Beaubien. My Bmo Branch was there until they foreclosed on my 5 houses..lol.. so I went there often... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 April 2016
Andre E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We work at the sunlife building it was the tallest building in the empire in the 1800 beautiful elevator doors in gold near a beautiful park and the church where John paul the 2nd stayed montreal is a beautiful city with so many things to do the sightseeing tour bus is 1 block away and you can get on and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Today, it is Head Offices to National Bank's Private Banking Arm Levesque Beaubien. My Bmo Branch was there until they foreclosed on my 5 houses..lol.. so I went there often. Dominion Square on which it sits , has to the North the Tourist Info office (maps and stuff) and I think that Gtrey Line tours leaves there. On the side... More 

1 Thank Andre E
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

An old building with a modern take on Restorations. Worthy of your visit. Enjoy the many floors, paintings, photos, memorabilias, and Fine Architecture. An Impressive Building.

1 Thank GarryW100
Karlskrona, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

This building is huge. Not only on the height but on the width too. If you walking on Boulevard René you will see it across the street from Cathedral of Marie-Reine-Du-Monde. Worth a quick stop.

1 Thank DanielHenrysson
Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2012

Just like a wedding cake !!Apparently the crown jewels were kept there during the war!

1 Thank Mary38677
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2012

Right in the heart of downtown Montreal facing Dorcherster Square where the Tourist Information Centre is located. This wedding cake looking building is one of the most beautiful buildings both inside and out. If you are around at 17h00 listen to the chimes being played at peak hour...

1 Thank Ruby R

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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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