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Apple is famous the world over for its electronic gadgets and pioneering technology. From i-Pods to i-Pads to the classic Macintosh, immerse yourself into this world of Steve Jobs at rue Sainte Catherine Ouest. If you are technologically challenged, then don't fret as the extremely helpful staff will attend to your needs and guide you regarding the gadget most suited for you. Come and check out the massive collection of gadgetry they manufacture.
The result of a 1974 merger between downtown Sir George Williams University and West End Montreal's Loyola College, today's Concordia is a fine example of an urban educational institution. It still retains the two campuses; they are seven kilometers (four miles) apart and are connected by a free shuttle. The university boasts 21,000 undergraduate and 4000 graduate students. Four undergraduate faculties offer a total of 180 different subject areas while the School of Graduate Students provides more than 60 programs leading to Master's and Doctoral degrees.
Henry F. Hall Building is the cultural hub of Concordia University's SGW Campus. This beautiful building is one of the highlights of the University's downtown campus. Room H-110 in the Hall building is used for various student activities, mostly for film screenings and discussions. Events like Cinema Politica and Keep It Reel are held here. Call for more information.
Concordia University's business school, John Molson School of Business is one of the most recognized school in Downtown Montreal, Canada. It offers various programs across five departments namely, Decision Sciences, Finance, Marketing, Accountancy and Management. Located in the silver-certified building, the area is now called the Quartier Concordia. A school that boasts of approximately 37, 788 alumni, this English-language institution is the largest in the country. For more detailed information, check out the website or call ahead.
Now standing in the ultramodern shadow of the building at 1250 boulevard René-Lévesque, this striking neo-Gothic church was completed in 1843. Though the bells are no longer in use, the impressive and unusual clock still tells impeccable time in the bell tower. The interior contains many interesting and beautiful innovations: an open concept space without support columns, intricate woodwork and an architecturally revolutionary roof structure. This church is a wonderful example of downtown Montreal's combination of old and new architecture.
Once one of Canada's most important train stations, Windsor Station, a magnificent 1889 structure is now used strictly for local commuter trains. It was once scheduled for demolition, but thanks to its heritage designation it now stands as a beautiful example of Romanesque Revival architecture. Located in one of the more recently revitalized areas of the city, the station now serves as a sprawling and a significant mode of transport for all.
This wide, grand downtown street runs from McGill University's Roddick Gates south to René-Lévesque Boulevard. Along the way are numerous attractive modern skyscrapers and cafés that spill out onto the wide sidewalks. It crosses Rue Ste-Catherine in the heart of the downtown shopping district, with Place Montreal Trust on the northwest corner and the Eaton Centre located slightly east. This intersection affords a wonderful view back up Mount Royal, especially in autumn.
Built in 1967, and part of the McGill University, McLennan Library Building is located in northeast of Sherbrooke Street. Offering a wide selection, it currently offers Social Sciences and Humanities library with the Redpath Library Building. Designed by the company Dobush, Stewart and Bourke, this library was given the name to honour Issabella McLennan in order to repay her for making huge donations to purchase books.
Founded in 1821 with a bequest from Montreal fur trader and merchant James McGill, this world-renowned English-language university is located in downtown Montreal. The downtown campus consists of a fusion of modern architecture with turn-of-the-century landmark buildings. It is also a pleasant expanse of green in the otherwise urban landscape, with playing fields, large trees and benches where both visitors and students can sit to soak in the sun and the ambiance of higher learning.
Built in 1967, Place Bonaventure is a city in itself and much of the city's businesses are located within it. The spacious exhibition halls with their state-of-the-art amenities, often play host to local and international trade shows. The food court boasts some worldwide food chains offering contemporary cuisine at reasonable rates. Office space is available for rent and many companies choose Place Bonaventure over others because of the high-tech facilities it offers, including camera surveillance, 24 hour security and energy supply, high speed elevators, natural light and ventilation, and efficient public transport connections.
Montreal's Métro is clean, efficient, and, thanks to its rubber wheels, quiet. Four lines serve nearly every corner of the city, as well as a convenient stop on Île Ste-Hélène and one in Longueuil, on the South Shore. Platforms are labeled according to the final destination of the train. The cash fare entitles you to one unlimited trip on the Métro and bus system. Weekly passes are available. Each station was designed by a different architect to reflect and enhance its particular neighborhood.
École de technologie supérieure is an engineering institute affiliated to the University of Quebec. It offers a stimulating approach to engineering with plenty of research and practical applications that equip students to compete internationally with their skills. It is one of the best facilities in Quebec, consistently ranking among the top engineering colleges of the country.