Thursday, October 28, 2010

Canada - Rue Peel, Montréal - 1972

Peel Street in 1972, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Sent by Winifred, a postcrosser from Montréal in Canada.

This is from Wikipedia : Peel Street is a major north-south street located in downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Street links Pine Avenue, near Mount Royal, in the north and Smith Street, in the Southwest borough, in the south. The street's southern end is at the Peel Basin of the Lachine Canal. The street runs through Montreal's shopping district.

McGill University buildings line much of its uppermost section. Further south, Peel is home to McGill's Martlet House, the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association, Canada's oldest athletics association, and the Consulate General of Pakistan. The street borders the western side of Place du Canada and the adjacent Dorchester Square, the Chateau Champlain, Windsor Station and the Dow Planetarium.

The Peel Metro station is named for the street.

Opened in 1845, Peel Street was named after Sir Robert Peel, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Until 1959 Peel was known as Colborne Street south of Notre-Dame Street, and up until 1968, the street was known as Windsor Street near René-Lévesque Boulevard.

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