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Monument to Queen Victoria
Monument à la reine Victoria
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Location Victoria Square,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Designer Marshall Wood (sculptor)
Type Monument
Material Bronze and granite
Beginning date 1869
Opening date November 21, 1872
Dedicated to Victoria of the United Kingdom

The Victoria Memorial (French: Monument à la reine Victoria) is a sculpture placed at the centre of Victoria Square in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Overview

The statue of Queen Victoria in the centre of Victoria Square is the work of sculptor Marshall Wood, and was unveiled in 1872 by Lord Dufferin, the Governor General of Canada. At the time, the area surrounding Victoria Square was a prestigious neighbourhood.

It was funded by donations from a citizens' committee, by public subscription, on the occasion of Prince Arthur’s year living in Montreal. The bronze was cast by Holbrook & Company, Chelsea, England in 1869.

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