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Champ-de-Mars, Montreal

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Champ de Mars is a public park in Old Montreal quarter of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.Formerly a military parade ground, the park had previously been the site of Montreal's fortifications, which were demolished at the beginning of the 19th century soon after Montreal City Hall and the old courthouse were built. It had served as a municipal parking lot until being restored as a park in 1980s. At that time, the foundations of Montreal's city walls were discovered and restored.The site's name commemorates its former military purpose; Mars was the Roman god of war and campus Martius was a Latin term for a military exercise ground. The walls now standing on site were built to show the location of the original walls used to protect the city.The area is bordered by the Montreal City Hall, the old and new courthouses and the Champ-de-Mars Metro station.
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  • Troops once gathered at Champ-de-Mars before they were sent overseas to fight for the freedoms we enjoy today.  more »
  • We walked from our B & B on Rue Saint Paul to Champ - de - Mars, we took the Orange Metro to the Jean Talon Market ( this is not to be missed Spring - Fall) we had a challenging time finding station d...  more »
  • This Square has everuything around it; a large Greco-Roman Stately Bank Head Office (BMO), a PostModern Bank Building in Shiny Black Glass (Natl Bank) , the Residence of the Arch-Cardinal of Montreal,...  more »
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  • Lots of construction around. Not very attractive in the winter. Much nicer in the summer.
  • Nice open public space but lacks benches and tables.
  • Park isn't much more than a large grassy area, but there is beautiful, historical architecture surrounding it.
  • It's getting better but it's still kinda dirty compared to other metro's
  • Good place where people can take rest or enjoy exhibitions