Victoria Memorial (Montreal)

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This article is about the Victoria Memorial in Montreal. For other memorials to Queen Victoria, see Victoria Memorial (disambiguation).
Monument to Queen Victoria
Square Victoria.JPG
Coordinates Coordinates: 45°30′4.1″N 73°33′42.7″W / 45.501139°N 73.561861°W / 45.501139; -73.561861
Location Victoria Square, Montreal
Designer Marshall Wood
Type Monument
Material Bronze and granite
Beginning date 1869
Opening date November 21, 1872
Dedicated to Victoria of the United Kingdom

The Victoria Memorial is a sculpture placed at the centre of the Victoria Square, Montreal.


The fine statue of the Queen Victoria adorning the Victoria Square is the work of sculptor Marshall Wood (1820–1882), and was unveiled in 1872 by Lord Dufferin, the Governor General of Canada. At the time, the area surrounding Victoria Square was a prestigious neighbourhood.

It was a donation from a citizens' committee, by public subscription, on the occasion of Prince Arthur’s visit to Montreal. The bronze was cast by Holbrook & Company, Chelsea, England in 1869.