Grand Séminaire at the heart of Montreal's history
Just like Downton Abbey, Montreal’s Grand Séminaire has its splendid spaces and its humble corners under the stairs.
With its twin fieldstone towers, completed in 1694, the sprawling property on Sherbrooke St. W., near Atwater Ave., is one of the city’s best-known landmarks. But it’s rare the public gets a peek inside the historic college where famous Canadians from Métis leader Louis Riel to Father of Confederation George-Étienne Cartier once studied.
On Wednesday, the Grand Séminaire opened its doors to show off five features that were recently designated as heritage monuments by the Quebec government.