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Old Posted Jun 29, 2013, 3:40 AM
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Neat photos. Golden square mile, once the bastion of Anglo-Canadian elite, now a huge student populated multi ethnic hood!
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This tour reminds me of my first trip to Montreal - my head was on a swivel the whole time - each street more impressive than the last.
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Neat photos. Golden square mile, once the bastion of Anglo-Canadian elite, now a huge student populated multi ethnic hood!
The McGill Ghetto/Milton-Parc is not the Golden Square Mile. That is west of the McGill campus.
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sophisticated streetscapes
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Old Posted Jul 15, 2013, 10:12 PM
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^ np at all Flar..I will just take and enjoy your pics as they come..In all seriousness, I would love to see Mr. John do up Ottawa Mr. John style...It would be great! Is it even possible to capture Ottawa the gritty?..Would be kind of funny and satirical to see Ottawa in that light..There you go Mr. John.If you are reading this, please make the short trek.
Haha, be careful what you wish for, Mr. John might not be too kind to Ottawa


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Great shots of a few of my favourite parts of Montreal.

The 25,000 residents of the Golden Square Mile in its heyday once controlled something like 70% of wealth of all of Canada (19th century into the early 20th). The area went into decline during the 20th century, particularly following the Great Depression. Montreal's wealthiest residents moved to nearby Westmount, and several major businesses run by the Anglo establishment moved to Toronto. A lot of the mansions were demolished and replaced with apartment buildings in the 1960s and 70s. Many of the remaining mansions are owned by institutions such as McGill University or are used as foreign consulates, etc.

An area that is linked to the Golden Square Mile is Old Montreal's St. Jacques Street, once the Wall Street of Canada. Major banks (such as the Bank of Montreal, the Royal Bank and the Molson Bank) were based along (or near) this street. Old Montreal was really downtown, while the current downtown was largely part of the Golden Square Mile.
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^ Like Philadelphia, Montreal is one of North America's must visit cities.
I actually draw parallels between the two cities..Don't know why, because they couldn't be furthur apart..Just have similiar historic vibes with a signature sandwich and great residents I suppose...
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