Montreal – Hotel Mount Stephen

1440 Drummond Street

This distinctive building on Drummond Street is located between de Maisonneuve Boulevard and Sainte-Catherine Street and surely stands out among the architecture on the block.  The building is slightly set back on the street so unless you are passing in front, you might not notice it. The current hotel (opened in 2017) was first the residence of Mr. George Stephen. Mr. Stephen was an immigrant who first succeeded in the textile industry and later became the president of the Bank of Montreal and also was the first President of the Canadian Pacific Railway. The mansion was completed in 1883 and later served (1926-2011) as the home of the Mount Stephen Club, a private club for businessmen.

It was first designated by the National Historic Site of Canada in 1971 for its style and first occupant, and later by the Quebec government in 1975.