Monument Sir George-Etienne Cartier, Montreal

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The Sir George-Étienne Cartier Monument is a monument in Montreal, Quebec, in the Mount Royal Park to George-Étienne Cartier by sculptor George William Hill (1862–1934).


The monument, which is topped by a winged Goddess of Liberty, was inaugurated on September 6, 1919 in the heart of Fletcher's Field west side. In temperate months it is the site of free weekly drum circle festivals informally called Tam-Tams.
On the front, or East side of the monument, George-Étienne Cartier is portrayed standing above four other figures, each one representing a Province that signed the Canadian Confederation of 1867.


On the North side of the monument, a woman with a young girl to her right and a young boy to her left is shown holding a sword in her left hand. The boy holds out his bonded wrists in a begging manner as the girl reads a book. This scene represents Legislation.


On the South side, in a similar scene to the North side, a woman sits in the middle of a young boy who is holding a ball and a young girl who is reading a book. This represents Cartier's important contributions in education.
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  • This monument is at the edge of Mount Royal park. Really interesting especially liked the winged Goddess of Liberty perched on top.  more »
  • Our tour guide made the Cartier story come alive. Not only his monumental achievements on uniting Canada but his family’s story of heartbreak. What a Netflix series this would make. Spurned...  more »
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  • Gorgeous monument and interesting attraction in Montreal. Seems to be the meet up spot for the drum circle/stoner society. Vast green lawns and tons of trees make this sort of the Central Park of this beautiful city.
  • It's a super nice place Especially on sundays where all the people gather and play drums and stuff' some are drinking some are high as a bird and some are just chilling enjoying the weather and the music! Its huge and very good for a change and walking dogs! Almost forgot smoking too lol!
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