Sun Life Building (Edifice Sun Life)

Sun Life Building (Edifice Sun Life)

Sun Life Building (Edifice Sun Life)
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Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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Neighbourhood: Ville-Marie
How to get there
  • Bonaventure • 5 min walk
  • Peel • 5 min walk
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,063 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The plaque said that when in opened in the 30s, this building was the largest in the British Empire. It is huge, takes up one side of Dorchester Square. It is very grand outside and in.
Written 7 October 2022
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Traveller & Foodie
Montreal, Canada4,215 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
A beautiful building with lots of history. You can still come here and hear the chime music when sitting outside near the park. It used to be the offices of Sunlife however now the HO has moved to Toronto. A building worth a special trip because it’s imposing with its many columns and sitting across a beautiful square.
Written 1 July 2019
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F1LoverAnn
Louth, UK245 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Whilst visiting Montreal my husband insisted that we visited here due to its history, especially with what was stored here from the UK in World War 2. One of those buildings that you could walk past every day, but when you know its history, and the role it played in the war makes you go wow
Written 4 June 2019
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ERIC B
Dodworth, UK2,163 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
On the day I visited the park by this building I was charmed to hear chiming music coming from the building don’t know what the music was, but it was captivating just like the frontage to the building, and the small park to the front is beautiful.
Written 9 November 2018
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JLC-mtl2015
Montreal, Canada373 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
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 value including gold in a vault in the third basement of this building. The operation fish was complete with success without any loss.

So, to me, you can skip the inside unless they add a vault visit:)
Written 6 July 2018
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belleretraite
Montreal, Canada7,769 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Friends
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 , the Place du Canada with its historical statues are quite appealing but right beside the Tourist Office is the Sun Life Building which was the biggest building of the Commonwealth when it was completed in 1933 and remained the biggest one in Canada until the mid 50's . Lots of history behind this building ! The beautiful lobby is accessible to the public and is definitely worth a look !
Written 7 September 2017
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Estelle R
29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Business
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 do the sightseeing tour bus is 1 block away and you can get on and off at different places musuems old port churches the oratory to name a few the outdoor cafes it's like a little part of Europe enjoy
Written 25 August 2016
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Andre E
Shawinigan, Canada238 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
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 (maps and stuff) and I think that Gtrey Line tours leaves there. On the side street right across, is Metropolitan News, a Newstand that has newspapers from across the world.
Written 20 April 2016
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GarryW100
Montreal, Canada97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Friends
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.
Written 11 July 2015
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DanielHenrysson
Karlskrona, Sweden331 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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.
Written 20 June 2014
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