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The Citadel, Montreal
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Citadelle de Montreal.jpg
Type fortress used to defend the city
Site history
Built 1690

The Citadel of Montreal was a former fortress used to defend the city. It was located at what is now rue Notre-Dame between rue Bonsecour and rue Berri.

Smaller than the one in Old Quebec, the Citadel was built by the French in 1690 replacing the 1658 redoubt at Pointe-à-Callière. It consisted of a barrack structure surrounded by wood stakes palisade and located on a hill along the city's fortification wall. A cannon battery added in 1723.

The fort was demolished by the British in 1821 to allow for the extension of Notre-Dame Street.

Map of Montreal 1749
The Citadel is in this map of Montreal, 1749. Inside the walls, the long rectangle in relief, at north-east corner
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