Photographer's Note

Phillips Square is a public square located in downtown Montreal. It is named for Thomas Phillips, a building contractor and city councillor who bought the land from fur trader Joseph Frobisher. Phillips died in 1842 and the land the square sits on was donated by his widow to be used as a perpetual memorial to her husband.

The more illuminated building is the "La Baie d'Hudson" department stores. La Baie sells all types of products clothing, shoes, jewelry, underwear, cosmetics, etc. It is the main chain of the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC), the oldest trading company in North America. It compares with Macy's stores in the United States and La Samaritaine in France. La Baie use an old building built in 1890-1891 and former used by Morgan's Store till 1972. Placed at Saint-Catherine Street in 1966 it was connected wit the metro system at the basement level.

More about this building: CLICK HERE

The taller building is the KPMG Tower located at 600 Maisonneuve Blvd W. Formerly Maison des Coopérants or Place de la Cathédrale, is a 34-storey skyscraper in downtown Montreal that was completed in 1987 and has an official height of 146 m (479 ft). The building is owned and operated by BentallGreenOak.

The church is the Christ Church Cathedral. You can see it here: CLICK HERE

Took this photo at the Phillips Square Hotel's roof top. Badly I didn't use a tripode.

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