Allan Memorial Institute

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Allan Memorial Institute
Institut Allan Memorial
McGill University Health Centre
Hugh Allan House 01.jpg
Allan Memorial Institute is located in Montreal
Allan Memorial Institute
Location in Montreal
LocationMontreal, Quebec, Canada
Coordinates45°30′21″N 73°34′56″W / 45.5059°N 73.5821°W / 45.5059; -73.5821Coordinates: 45°30′21″N 73°34′56″W / 45.5059°N 73.5821°W / 45.5059; -73.5821
Care systemRAMQ (Quebec medicare)
Affiliated universityMcGill University Faculty of Medicine
NetworkMcGill University Health Centre
ClosedMay 1, 2015 (as a hospital)
ListsHospitals in Canada

The Allan Memorial Institute (AMI; French: Institut Allan Memorial), also known colloquially as "The Allan", is a former psychiatric hospital and research institute located at 1025 Pine Avenue West in Montreal, Quebec.[1]

It is situated on the slope of Mount Royal on the McGill University downtown campus in what was the Golden Square Mile of Montreal. It is named in memory of Sir Hugh Allan, whose former mansion, Ravenscrag, it occupies.[2]

The Allan Memorial's emergency room and use as an active psychiatric hospital ceased in 2015, when a new, modern, psychiatry department was opened at the Montreal General Hospital.[3]

It currently houses outpatient psychiatric services for Montreal General Hospital, part of the McGill University Health Centre.

Although currently a respected institution, the Institute is also known for its darker role in the CIA's Project MKUltra, an initiative to develop drug-induced mind control. MKUltra experimentation was undertaken at the Institute between 1957 and 1964 by its founding director, Donald Ewen Cameron.

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