Guy Street

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Guy Street
Rue Guy
Rue guy.jpg
Guy Street, looking south, in the Quartier Concordia.
Owner City of Montreal
Length 1.5 km (0.9 mi)
Location Between Sherbrooke Street and William Street
Coordinates 45°29′44″N 73°34′43″W / 45.495417°N 73.578669°W / 45.495417; -73.578669
Construction
Inauguration August 30, 1817

Guy Street (officially rue Guy) is a north-south street located in downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Concordia University's Integrated Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Complex is located on this street, as is the John Molson School of Business building. The street is home to the Guy-Concordia metro station. Guy Street runs through the Little Burgundy and Shaughnessy Village neighbourhoods, and the recently named Quartier Concordia district, before changing to Côte-des-Neiges Road, above Sherbrooke Street.

History[edit]

The street was named on August 30, 1817 for Étienne Guy (1774-1820), a notary and member for the riding of Montreal in the Lower Canada Assembly. He gave the city the land for the street.[1][2] Guy Street constituted the link between the Faubourg Saint-Joseph and Saint-Antoine.

Since 1869, the Grey Nuns have had a convent on Guy Street, at the corner of René Lévesque Boulevard. The Grey Nuns' Motherhouse was purchased by Concordia University in 2004.[3]

From 1898 to 1963, the street was home to Her Majesty's Theatre, a key performing arts venue.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of street names" (HTML). L'Association du Village Shaughnessy Village Association. Retrieved 2008-03-30. 
  2. ^ "Toponymie Montreal" (HTML). Toponymie Montreal. Retrieved 2008-04-08. 
  3. ^ "Grey Nyns' Motherhouse". Concordia University. Retrieved 24 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Her Majesty's Theatre". The Canadian Encyclopedia. 

Coordinates: 45°29′44″N 73°34′43″W / 45.495417°N 73.578669°W / 45.495417; -73.578669