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Sun Life Building (Edifice Sun Life)

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Massive building which held a British secret

Imposing large solid building with massive columns facing the square Dorcester is the SunLife... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
Montreal, Canada
Once it had most of the Gold in the Commonwealth in its Basement

Today, it is Head Offices to National Bank's Private Banking Arm Levesque Beaubien. My Bmo Branch... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2016
Andre E
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6 Jul 2018
“Massive building which held a British secret”
7 Sep 2017
“A MUST if you are in this part of the city”
No longer the home of Sun Life Insurance, this columned building was built in 1914, and still houses its original clock chimes.
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1155 Metcalfe, Montreal, Quebec H3B 2V6, Canada
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
+1 514-866-6411
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

Imposing large solid building with massive columns facing the square Dorcester is the SunLife building. The outside is impressive but the interior (public access) is more sober but this building has a very interesting story. In 1940s, during Second World War, under Churchill, Britain secretly hid important...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Tourists going at the Tourist Information Center of Montreal may not be aware of the FREE sights that are available to them right beside where they are located ! Naturally the Montreal Cathedral with its free access , the Dorchester Square open to the public...More

1  Thank belleretraite
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We work at the sunlife building it was the tallest building in the empire in the 1800 beautiful elevator doors in gold near a beautiful park and the church where John paul the 2nd stayed montreal is a beautiful city with so many things to...More

Thank Estelle R
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Today, it is Head Offices to National Bank's Private Banking Arm Levesque Beaubien. My Bmo Branch was there until they foreclosed on my 5 houses..lol.. so I went there often. Dominion Square on which it sits , has to the North the Tourist Info office...More

3  Thank Andre E
Reviewed 12 July 2015

An old building with a modern take on Restorations. Worthy of your visit. Enjoy the many floors, paintings, photos, memorabilias, and Fine Architecture. An Impressive Building.

1  Thank GarryW100
Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

This building is huge. Not only on the height but on the width too. If you walking on Boulevard René you will see it across the street from Cathedral of Marie-Reine-Du-Monde. Worth a quick stop.

1  Thank DanielHenrysson
Reviewed 26 May 2012

Just like a wedding cake !!Apparently the crown jewels were kept there during the war!

1  Thank Mary38677
Reviewed 11 March 2012

Right in the heart of downtown Montreal facing Dorcherster Square where the Tourist Information Centre is located. This wedding cake looking building is one of the most beautiful buildings both inside and out. If you are around at 17h00 listen to the chimes being played...More

1  Thank Ruby R
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