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Montreal Launches Golden Square Mile Tourism Development Society



Montreal’s Golden Square Mile Tourism Development Society has launched, with the organization aiming to “actively promote” the Golden Square Mile and to bring together the historic quarter’s top leaders.

In the 1850s, the Golden Square Mile was the cradle of wealthy Canadian families, mainly of Scottish origin. Today, it still contains some of Montreal’s finest architectural jewels, particularly its most splendid Victorian homes, as well as the city’s widest range of diverse tourist attractions.

The Golden Square Mile is bordered by René-Lévesque Boulevard, Mount Royal Park,
Chemin-de-la-Côte-des-Neiges/Guy Street, and Robert-Bourassa Boulevard/University Street.

The Society will work to amplify Golden Square Mile’s position as a downtown Montreal
destination, with a focus on 8 key aspects or Eight Pillars – architecture, art, business, education, fashion, history, hospitality and nature.

Monica Orr, the society’s president and director of sales & marketing for Hotel Omni Mont-Royal, one of the Society’s founding members, commented: “By creating the Golden Square Mile Tourism Development Society, we will accentuate the area’s character and quality in order to maximize visitor traffic, business activity, and tourist enjoyment of our beautiful neighborhood.”

Orr said that: “It’s particularly essential to highlight the portion of Sherbrooke Street West that runs through the Golden Square Mile, which is to Montreal what 5th Avenue is to New York.”

Along with the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal, the other founding members of the Golden Square Mile
Tourism Development Society are: Centre Mont-Royal; Delta Montreal Hotel; Le Mount Stephen;
Loews Hotel Vogue; and the Student Housing & Hospitality Services of McGill University.

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the McCord Museum, the Ritz-Carleton Montreal, and the Sofitel
Montreal Golden Mile, cornerstones of the neighbourhood’s historic and artistic vitality, are the first
associate members.

Orr pointed out that: “Our members are able to host 15,000 delegates, put 1,200 rooms at their disposal, and engage them via our Eight Pillars. This represents an unrivalled business, tourism, and
cultural force. We welcome other Golden Square Mile institutions to joins us, collaborate on the
area’s strategic development, and benefit from the economic opportunities.”

Go to http://www.goldenmontreal.com for more.

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