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A dazzling venue situated between the Saint Lawrence river and the old Montreal neighborhood, Terrasses is a premier entertainment venue. Celebrities like Rihanna, Drake are regularly spotted here. The premises has a trendy bar, bistro with a patio, a chic lounge and a VIP venue with an amazing view for private events.
Located in the Bank of Montreal Building, where Canada's first bank was established in 1819, this museum chronicles the nature of banking in the 19th century. In a self-guided tour available year round during business hours, you can examine currency, machinery, artifacts and documents pertaining to the fascinating nature of banking in the 19th century. While there you will be treated to some magnificent architecture, especially in the lobby.
This thriving, bustling nerve center of Montreal's Chinese community teems with restaurants, unique craft shops, martial arts emporiums, exotic foods, herb and traditional medicine stores, Asian medical services and acupuncturists. Designed with pedestrian traffic in mind, the narrow streets are constantly packed with visitors and those who work in the area. Dozens of restaurants dole out weekend dim sum brunches and late-night victuals. At the entrance to the district are large arches, replicas of Imperial gates.
Bank of Montreal is the oldest bank in the country and its head office, located on Saint Jacques Street, is one of the oldest buildings in Montreal. Major portions of the building were designed by architect John Wells between 1845 and 1847. Facing Place d'Armes, the Bank of Montreal Head Office stands a story high in a prestigious historic district of the city. Sporting a Greek pantheon-like facade and a neoclassical style of architecture, it is one of the most striking structures in the neighborhood.
Straddling a two-kilometer (1.24 mile) stretch along the St. Lawrence River, the Old Port of Montreal has operated as an active hub since 1611 when it was used as a fur trading post by French settlers. It has since transformed into a bustling area which beckons tourists and locals alike. Besides being home to a bevy of attractions like the IMAX Theatre, the Montreal Science Centre and the Montreal Clock Tower, it is also a recreational wonderland, especially during winter months. Marked by ice sculptures, skating and a lively nativity scene, as well as vibrant festivals like the Festival Montréal en lumière, the Old Port of Montreal hosts a decidedly thriving cultural scene. With numerous dining options, bargain shops, trendy boutiques, tours and riverfront activities dotting its pretty vicinity, the Old Port is an all inclusive attraction in itself.
Montreal's premier English-language theater company is housed in a beautiful Old Montreal building that was once the city's stock exchange. Under the direction of Gordon McCall, the theater reaches out to both traditional and non-traditional theatergoers with a diverse program. The theater is used for other events throughout the season.