Chaboillez Square facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsChaboillez Square
|French: square Chaboillez|
The square as seen from Place Ville-Marie.
|Location||Downtown Montreal, Ville-Marie Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Operated by||City of Montreal|
|Status||Open all year|
Chaboillez Square (French: square Chaboillez) is a town square located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located at the intersection of Saint Jacques Street and Peel Street in downtown Montreal. The former Montreal Planetarium is located within the square.
In 1813, Margaret Godfrey inherited a large tract of land from her husband, Louis Chaboillez. She yielded many plots of land to the City of Montreal including the lot known as Chaboillez Square (which was larger than it is today).
The Square was completely refurbished in 1950 and reopened in 1953. Its size was reduced in the mid-1960s in planning for the coming of the Ville Marie Expressway. The Dow Planetarium (now known as Montreal Planetarium) was constructed in the square in 1966.
The square used to display two monuments:
- Nicolaus Copernicus Statue (1967) by Bertel Thorvaldsen
- Sundial (1968), by Herman J. van der Heide
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