365 Canadian Sights | Day 334: Montreal Week – Casino De Montreal

The sheer variety of architecture in Montreal is impressive. Canada’s largest casino is unsurprisingly a pretty notable sight. Honestly, I don’t find this building that nice to look at, but it’s undeniably interesting, with slats all over the place, dozens and dozens of flags and a very atypical shape. It’s actually another holdover from the… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 334: Montreal Week – Casino De Montreal

365 Canadian Sights | Day 333: Montreal Week – Montreal Biosphere

When hosting a World Fair, a city really gains a lot of interesting architecture… No, this isn’t a terrible 90s film starring Rob Schneider and…maybe Andy Dick? Instead, it’s one of the most unique and easily spotted sights in Montreal. Built by Americans for the 1967 World Fair, its architect is the famed Buckminster Fuller.… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 333: Montreal Week – Montreal Biosphere

365 Canadian Sights | Day 332: Montreal Week – Palais des Congrés

When the structure is simple other parts of a building can be more complex or interesting. Vibrant colours are always good for photography (unless you’re shooting black and white) and the Palais des Congrés has that in spades. Bright, rainbow-coloured spades. Montreal’s convention centre is perhaps the most colourful structure in Canada. The massive building… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 332: Montreal Week – Palais des Congrés

365 Canadian Sights | Day 331: Montreal Week – Habitat 67

While historic architecture is Montreal’s forte, that doesn’t mean there’s some experimental stuff worth seeing. It may look like a pile of children’s blocks, but Habitat 67 is actually an experiment in urban living that Built as part of Expo 67, held in Montreal, the structure recently turned 50. Over those five decades, it’s become… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 331: Montreal Week – Habitat 67

365 Canadian Sights | Day 330: Montreal Week – Place Des Arts

The impact of the arts in Montreal is immediately obvious when visiting many sights, and this is a central part of that. It shouldn’t be a surprise that the largest cultural complex in the country would make this list, and it also shouldn’t be a surprise that that place is in Montreal. The Place des… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 330: Montreal Week – Place Des Arts

365 Canadian Sights | Day 329: Montreal Week – Olympic Stadium

Montreal might be the second-largest city in Canada, but it boasts a world-class level of sights. It might be a little notorious in its hometown, but Montreal’s Olympic Stadium is still arguably Canada’s most recognizable sports…place? I don’t know what category to call that, but I can’t think of another arena, stadium or field that… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 329: Montreal Week – Olympic Stadium

365 Canadian Sights | Day 328: Toronto Week – Nathan Phillips Square

Any city wraps up some sort of identification in its city hall and central square. Toronto’s questionable architectural history is really in display with this one. Nathan Phillips Square itself is a good, functional and relatively nice city square. The old city hall is a classic building which housed city politicians starting in 1899 while… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 328: Toronto Week – Nathan Phillips Square

365 Canadian Sights | Day 327: Toronto Week – Gooderham Building

While Toronto went through an architectural dry spell, it’s historic buildings are iconic. The Gooderham Building may not be the most famous buildings in Toronto, but it might be one of the most recognizable. Thanks to TV and film, and the fact it’s one of the oldest buildings in the city, it gets a lot… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 327: Toronto Week – Gooderham Building

365 Canadian Sights | Day 326: Toronto Week – R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant

Toronto is a big enough city that some of the most amazing sights are almost unheard of. A water plant is a pretty unlikely sight to show up on this list, but when it’s an epic building built as a ‘palace to purity’ during the art deco era, it’s less surprising. The R.C. Harris Water… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 326: Toronto Week – R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant

365 Canadian Sights | Day 325: Toronto Week – Roy Thompson Hall

Toronto’s architecture is often derided, sometimes for good reason. This isn’t one of them. Not quite as world-famous as a couple Toronto sights, this is just on the tier below as one of the most interesting pieces of architecture in the city. Designed in the 70s and opened in the early 80s, it’s one of… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 325: Toronto Week – Roy Thompson Hall