Written by Ver Sepasi on 05.08.14

The stunningly beautiful Ritz-Carlton is known as “the grand dame of Sherbrooke Street” and opened its doors with an inaugural ball on New Year’s Eve in 1912.

Back then, it was one of Montreal’s tallest buildings at 10-storeys high and was designed by New York architects Warren & Wetmore.

The Ritz-Carlton’s façade of Indiana limestone with matching terracotta trim brings to mind the palace façades of northern Italy.

One of the hotel’s most distinctive features is the cast iron entrance marquee.

The mailbox, pictured below, is the original mailbox from the 1912 construction.

In 1956, an extension on the west side of the hotel was added and is indistinguishable from the original building.

This is due to the fact that the original terracotta moulds were found and reused for its construction.

Although the Ritz-Carlton is no longer the tallest building in Montreal, it still has a spectacular view of the city. Climb up to their roof to enjoy this iconic building in a different way.

The Ritz-Carlton acquires little ducklings from a breeder and keeps them in their gardens.

When the ducklings have grown into adults, they bring them back to the breeder and swap them for new ducklings.

No ducklings were harmed in the making of this picturesque garden.

The Ritz-Carlton hotel has a long history, and although it has been modernized and updated over the years, it has retained most of the interior and exterior architectural characteristics and furnishings that have made it the renowned and distinguished hotel it is today.

1228 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, QC H3G 1H6
(514) 842-4212

Source: The Ritz Carlton

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