Metcalfe Street (Montreal)

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Metcalfe Street
French: rue Metcalfe
Metcalfe Street.jpg
Metcalfe Street and the Sun Life Building.
Length 0.6 km (0.4 mi)
Location Between Sherbrooke Street and René Lévesque Boulevard
Coordinates 45°30′04″N 73°34′23″W / 45.501025°N 73.572948°W / 45.501025; -73.572948
Inauguration 1850

Metcalfe Street (officially in French: Rue Metcalfe) is a north-south street located in downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It links Sherbrooke Street in the north and René Lévesque Boulevard in the south. It is best known for being the street on which the Sun Life Building (1155 Metcalfe Street), Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral (formerly known as Saint James Cathedral),[1] and other notable buildings are located. South of René Lévesque Boulevard, the street is known as Cathedral Street (French: rue de la Cathédrale). The street borders the eastern side of both Dorchester Square and Place du Canada, to the south.


Opened in the mid 19th century, the street owes its name to Charles Metcalfe, 1st Baron Metcalfe (1785–1846), the 16th Governor General of Canada.


  • Rémillard, François, Old Montreal - A Walking Tour, Ministère des Affaires culturelles du Québec, 1992

Coordinates: 45°30′04″N 73°34′23″W / 45.501025°N 73.572948°W / 45.501025; -73.572948