Montreal Science Centre

The Montreal Science Centre (French: Centre des sciences de Montréal) is a science museum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located on the King Edward Pier in the Old Port of Montreal. Established in 2000 and originally known as the iSci Centre, the museum changed its name to the Montreal Science Centre in 2002.[1] The museum is managed by the Old Port of Montreal Corporation (a division of the Canada Lands Company, a crown corporation of the Government of Canada). The museum is home to interactive exhibitions on science and technology as well as an IMAX theatre.

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The entrance to the Montreal Science Centre

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A view of the Montreal Science Centre in January 2006

Montreal Science Centre (night)

The Montreal Science Centre at night

Montreal Science Centre
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Montreal Science Centre is located in Montreal
Montreal Science Centre
Location of the Science Centre in Montreal
EstablishedMay 6, 2000[1]
Location2, rue de la Commune Ouest
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H2Y 4B2
Coordinates45°30′18″N 73°33′00″W / 45.505°N 73.55°W
TypeScience museum
Visitors764,405 (2011)[2]
OwnerOld Port of Montreal Corporation
Public transit accessMontreal Metro.svg Place-d'Armes
WebsiteMontreal Science Centre

See also

  • Space for Life (French: Espace pour la vie), a related museum district situated in and adjacent to Montreal's former Olympic Park


  1. ^ a b "A BRIEF HISTORY". Montreal Science Centre. 2008. Retrieved 9 August 2010.
  2. ^ "Base de données 2011 - Attraits/Attractions". Tourisme Montréal. Retrieved 24 May 2013.

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Coordinates: 45°30′18″N 73°33′00″W / 45.505°N 73.55°W

1501 McGill College

Le 1501 McGill College, also known as La Tour McGill, is a 158 m (518 ft), 36-storey skyscraper in Downtown Montreal. Named for its address at 1501 McGill College Avenue, it was completed in 1992 at the same time as the city's two tallest buildings, 1000 de La Gauchetière and 1250 René-Lévesque. It is connected to the McGill Metro station via the Underground City.

Angrignon Park

Angrignon Park (French: Parc Angrignon is a large park in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is in the borough of Le Sud-Ouest. Angrignon Park has a total area of 97 hectares.

The park is named for Jean-Baptiste Angrignon (1875-1948), a longtime city councillor in Côte Saint-Paul.

The park was inspired by the design of 19th-century English gardens. The park contains 20,000 trees, winding paths and a pond surrounded by cattails.

The park is located just south of Ville-Émard, east of Carrefour Angrignon, which is also named after Jean-Baptiste Angrignon, and west of Verdun.

Born to Be Wild (2011 film)

Born to Be Wild is a 2011 American nature documentary short film about orphaned orangutans and elephants. It was directed by David Lickley, written and produced by Drew Fellman. It was distributed in the United States by Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Pictures. The film was released April 8, 2011, and is narrated by Morgan Freeman. There was a Premiere of the film in Montreal, Quebec on March 30, 2011, at 9:30 AM at the Montreal Science Centre IMAX Telus Theatre for Two Montreal Primary schools and two secondary schools.

In March 2012, it won the Genesis Award for Best Documentary Feature from The Humane Society of the United States "for its celebration of the people rehabilitating baby elephants and orangutans orphaned by poaching and habitat encroachment."

Island of Montreal

The Island of Montreal (French: Île de Montréal, Kanien’kéha: Tiohtià:ke), in southwestern Quebec, Canada, is at the confluence of the Saint Lawrence and Ottawa rivers. It is separated from Île Jésus (Laval) by the Rivière des Prairies.

Jarry Park

Jarry Park (French: Parc Jarry) is an urban park in the Villeray neighbourhood of Montreal. From 1969 to 1976, the former Jarry Park Stadium (located in the southwest corner of the park, now IGA Stadium) was the home of the Montreal Expos, Canada's first Major League Baseball team. It also hosted a Mass by Pope John Paul II. There is now a hall dedicated to him in District Police Station 31 (Villeray).

Facilities include softball, cricket and soccer fields, a skate park, tennis and basketball courts, a public pool and an artificial lake. In addition, there is a monument called "Paix des enfants" ("Children's Peace"), consisting of violent toys fused together.

The park is bordered by Gary-Carter Street to the south, Rue Jarry to the north, Boulevard Saint-Laurent to the east, and the Canadian Pacific rail tracks to the west.

The park was named in honour of Raoul Jarry (1885–1930), a member of Montreal's City Council.

On 24 June 1965, Jarry Park hosted the great show on Saint John Baptiste Day, (La Saint-Jean Baptiste), the French-Canadian annual celebration day. Since 1977 it is now officially called Quebec's National Holiday, (La fête nationale du Québec). That year, Jarry Park was chosen to present the most important event of the celebrations. 40,000 people came to hear some of Québec's most acclaimed singers; namely Pauline Julien, Clémence Desrochers, Jean-Pierre Ferland, Christine Charbonneau, Hervé Brousseau, Les Cailloux, Pierre Calvé, Renée Claude et Pierre Létourneau.

Julie Payette

Julie Payette (born October 20, 1963) is the current Governor General of Canada, the 29th since Canadian Confederation. Before assuming office, she was a businesswoman, former member of the Canadian Astronaut Corps, and engineer. Payette has completed two spaceflights, STS-96 and STS-127, logging more than 25 days in space. She served as chief astronaut for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), and has served as capsule communicator at NASA Mission Control Center in Houston.

In July 2013, Payette was named chief operating officer for the Montreal Science Centre, and in April 2014, she was appointed to the board of directors of the National Bank of Canada. On July 13, 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Queen Elizabeth II had approved the appointment of Payette as the next Governor General of Canada. She was sworn in on October 2, 2017.

Montreal Insectarium

The Montreal Insectarium (French: Insectarium de Montréal) is a natural history museum located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, featuring a large quantity of insects from all around the world. It is the largest insect museum in North America and among the largest insectariums worldwide. It was founded by Georges Brossard and opened on February 7, 1990. Its average attendance is 400,000 visitors per year. It displays both live and dead insect collections, from butterflies to bees and ants.

It is one of the city's most popular tourist attractions, along with the Montreal Botanical Garden, Montreal Planetarium and the Montreal Biodome.

Seen from the sky, the Montréal Insectarium resembles a stylized insect. This can also be seen from the observatory of Montréal's Olympic Stadium.

Montreal Pool Room

The Montreal Pool Room is a well-known and well-regarded greasy spoon (French: casse-croûte) restaurant, located in the city's former red-light district on Saint Laurent Boulevard, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The restaurant has been open since 1912 (registered 1921) and is known for its "underground allure", described by some as being a "seedy goodness". Though called a "pool room" by name, it no longer has a pool table.

Old Port of Montreal

The Old Port of Montreal (French: Vieux-Port de Montréal) is the historic port of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Located in Old Montreal, it stretches for over two kilometres along the St-Lawrence River in Old Montreal. It was used as early as 1611, when French fur traders used it as a trading post.

In 1976, Montreal's Port activities were moved east to the present Port of Montreal in the borough of Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.The Old Port was redeveloped in the early 1990s, under the direction of architects Aurèle Cardinal and Peter Rose. It is today a recreational and historical area and draws six million tourists annually.

Olympic Park, Montreal

The Olympic Park (French: Parc olympique) is a district in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, which was home to many of the venues from the 1976 Summer Olympics.

It is bound by Sherbrooke Street to the west, Viau Street to the north, Pierre de Coubertin Avenue to the east, and Pie-IX Boulevard to the south.

Structures in the district include the:

Olympic Stadium

Biodome (Originally the Olympic Velodrome)

Olympic Athletes' Village

Maurice Richard Arena (Olympic host of boxing and wrestling events)

Pierre Charbonneau Centre (Olympic host of wrestling)

Olympic Pool (Olympic host of swimming events)

Additionally: Saputo Stadium, Famous Players' Starcité theater, and the Montreal Metro stations Pie-IX and ViauAdjacent to the park across Sherbrooke Street is Maisonneuve Park, which contains the Montreal Botanical Garden (Olympic host of Athletics (20 km walk) and Modern pentathlon) and Montreal Insectarium.

In October 2017, an area in the park that was once referred to as "The Place des Vainqueurs," was renamed "Place Nadia Comaneci" in her honour.

Palais des congrès de Montréal

The Palais des congrès de Montréal is a convention centre in Montreal's Quartier international at the north end of Old Montreal. Its borough is Ville-Marie. It opened in May 1983.

Some the land for Palais des congrès was taken from Chinatown, Montreal along with building of Complexe Guy-Favreau. It was expanded from 1999 to 2002, doubling its capacity.

It was built above the Ville-Marie Expressway, downtown Montreal's main underground highway. It is on the Montreal Metro at the Place-d'Armes station and is 20 kilometres away from Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. It is connected to Montreal's underground city and by indoor walkways to 4,000 hotel rooms.

It has 200,000 sq ft (19,000 m2) of exhibition space, 65 meeting rooms, and 18 loading docks.

Place Bonaventure

Place Bonaventure is an office, exhibition, and hotel complex in Downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada, adjacent to the city's Central Station. At 288,000 m2 (3,100,000 sq ft) in size, Place Bonaventure was the second largest commercial building in the world at the time of its completion in 1967.

Place Jacques-Cartier

Place Jacques-Cartier (English: Jacques Cartier square) is a square located in Old Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is an entrance to the Old Port of Montreal.

Pointe-aux-Prairies Nature Park

Pointe-aux-Prairies Nature Park (French: Parc-nature de la Pointe-aux-Prairies) is a large park in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located on the eastern tip of the Island of Montreal, near the Rivière des Prairies, in the borough of Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles.

Covering an area of 261 hectares (640 acres), the park features marshes, fields and forests.

St-Viateur Bagel

St-Viateur Bagel is a famous Montreal-style bagel bakery located in the neighbourhood of Mile End in the borough of Le Plateau Mont-Royal.

Telus World of Science

Telus World of Science is a brand for a number of science centre, planetarium, and space centre facilities in Canada sponsored by Telus, a Canadian telecommunications company. Each of the science centres operate entirely independently and other than having sold their naming rights to Telus, there is no formal relationship between the different centres.

The name changes followed major donations from Telus to each of the applicable science centres, located in Calgary, Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta; and Vancouver, British Columbia.

Telus has reportedly pursued similar donations, and corresponding name changes, for similar facilities elsewhere in Canada, including Toronto and Montreal. Presently both the Ontario Science Centre and the Montreal Science Centre count Telus among their lead sponsors, but have not seen fit to sell their naming rights.

List of Telus-sponsored centres:

Telus Spark — formerly the Telus World of Science before that the Calgary Science Centre and before that Calgary Centennial Planetarium

Telus World of Science (Edmonton) — formerly the Odyssium, before that the Edmonton Space and Science Centre, and before that the Edmonton Space Sciences Centre.

Science World at Telus World of Science, Vancouver — formerly Science World

Tourism in Montreal

Tourism is an important industry in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The city welcomed 10.2 million overnight visitors in 2016 and 11,792,970 day trip visitors in 2010. Montreal attracted 1,770,939 international overnight visitors in 2010, most of them from the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and Japan. 82 740 direct jobs and 48 199 indirect jobs, in Montreal were generated by the tourism industry in 2014.Crescent Street in Downtown Montreal is popular among tourists. Throughout the summer, it features various street fairs and festivals. Among locals, Crescent Street is known better for its many clubs and bars. Saint-Laurent Boulevard and the surrounding Plateau Mont-Royal neighbourhood, are also well known for their nightlife, with many bars, nightclubs and restaurants.The main sectors that attract tourism in Montreal are Festivals drawing in 7.5 million tourists, museums accounting for 7 million visits and Old Montreal bringing in 2.5 million tourists in the year 2013.


Wilensky's Light Lunch (casse-croûte Wilensky), styled in its exterior signage as simply Wilensky to conform to one interpretation of Bill 101, is a lunch counter located at 34 Fairmount Avenue West in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Opened in 1932 by Moe Wilensky, the restaurant was immortalized in Mordecai Richler's novel, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz. Scenes in the film version of the book were shot in the restaurant.

Île Bizard

Île Bizard is an island near the Island of Montreal in the Hochelaga Archipelago region.

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