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Windsor Station, Montreal

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Windsor Station is a former railway station in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It used to be the city's Canadian Pacific Railway station, and served as the headquarters of CPR from 1889 to 1996. It is bordered by Avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal to the north, Peel Street to the east, Saint Antoine Street to the south and the Bell Centre to the west.
Windsor Station was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1975, and was designated a Heritage Railway Station in 1990, and a provincial historic monument in 2009.
The walls are gray limestone from a quarry in Montreal. Outside, the columns reach up to 7ft wide.
In 1887, the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) began to build a railway station in Montreal, which would serve as its headquarters, three years after the completion of the Dalhousie Station in 1884. The Windsor Station project was entrusted to New York City architect Bruce Price, who chose a Romanesque Revival style for the building. Price had to submit four versions of his plans to satisfy the treasurer of CPR, before the project was accepted. It was constructed at a cost of $300,000 CAD, and the first trains departed February 4, 1889. It was known as the Windsor Street Station, named for the street on which it was located, Windsor Street (today Peel Street).
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  • Handsome and busy main station, beautifully linked to the big old hotel and the underground shopping plaza. Lots of food and drink around. Well-preserved.  more »
  • This is a beautiful old stone building which has been re-purposed. It is no longer an active station but now it houses a food court and some restaurants. Walk through and appreciate the...  more »
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