McTavish Street

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McGill's Redpath Library building as seen from McTavish Street in 1935.

McTavish Street (officially in French: Rue McTavish) is a street in the Golden Square Mile of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is named for Simon McTavish, whose estate once covered the land about it. The street runs up the slope of Mount Royal, from Sherbrooke Street at its southern end, to Pine Avenue, where its end is marked by Sir Hugh Allan's former home, Ravenscrag.

Adjoining to the main campus of McGill University, as of 28 May 2010 the lower half of the street is a car-free zone.[1] Plans call for the greening of the street with additional shrubs and trees. The pedestrianization of McTavish is part of a citywide plan as well as the university's "Greening the Lower Campus" initiative.[2][3]

Above Doctor Penfield Avenue, the street borders the western edge of the McTavish reservoir.

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  1. ^ "McGill students and staff take roadway's shutdown in stride". Montreal Gazette. 29 May 2010. Retrieved 31 May 2010. [dead link]
  2. ^ Curran, Peggy (27 May 2010). "McGill goes green on McTavish". Montreal Gazette. Archived from the original on 19 January 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Greening the Lower Campus". McGill University. Archived from the original on 1 June 2010. Retrieved 31 May 2010.