365 Canadian Sights | Day 335: Montreal Week – The Botanical Gardens

Many may think of Montreal as a very French city, but it’s as multicultural as any part of Canada (except maybe Toronto).  Frankly, when I found out about these gardens I was surprised. I’d never heard or seen anything about them, but they look amazing. To me the highlight is the Chinese Garden, with buildings… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 335: Montreal Week – The Botanical Gardens

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 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 324: Toronto Week – Humber River Bicycle Pedestrian Bridge

Not every sight in Toronto is a renowned piece of architecture. Sometimes it’s a new piece of architecture. It’s not the biggest bridge in Toronto, but it’s gotta be the most attractive. Also called the Humber Arch Bridge, this span is right on the lakeshore, connecting both sides of the Humber River, giving those taking… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 324: Toronto Week – Humber River Bicycle Pedestrian Bridge