Montréal in Ville-Marie Borough, Quebec — Central Canada (French-Canadian)
Le Marché Bonsecours / Bonsecours Market
Begun in 1844 by architect William Footner this imposing building of Neoclassical design reflects the rise of Montreal to metropolitan status. Completed by George Browne in 1860, it served as city hall between 1852 and 1878. For over a century, it accommodated the main municipal and regional market and, briefly, the parliament of the United Canadas in 849. Throughout the years, the east wing housed a concert hall and meeting rooms, and was used for various military purposes. Renovated in 1964, the Bonsecours Market regained its function as a public
Erected by Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada / Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1844.
Location. 45° 30.504′ N, 73° 33.117′ W. Marker is in Montréal, Quebec, in Ville-Marie Borough. Marker is at the intersection of Rue Saint Paul Est and Rue du Marché Bonsecours, on the right when traveling north on Rue Saint Paul Est. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 350 Rue Saint Paul Est, Montréal, Quebec H2Y 1J3, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Château de Vaudreuil (within shouting distance of this marker); Le Château Ramezay / Château Ramezay (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Nelson Column, Montreal (about 150 meters away); Visitors Center (about 180 meters away); Joseph Papineau (about 180 meters away); Cartier Residences (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Saint-Laurent Boulevard (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Jeanne Mance (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montréal.
Also see . . .
1. Marché Bonsecours | History. A Monument that Proudly Bears the Colours of a Nation (Submitted on April 13, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Bonsecours Market National Historic Site of Canada. Bonsecours Market was designated a national historic site in 1984 because this imposing building, the largest town hall built in Canada during the mid-19th-century, reflects the rise of Montréal to metropolitan status; and because this Neoclassical building housed both a market and public rooms and served for several years as Montréal’s city hall. (Submitted on April 13, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
3. The Marché Bonsecours - The Canadian Encyclopedia. (Submitted on April 18, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 383 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 13, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 15, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.