The Chung Collection

Chung Logo

The Chung Collection

Place Viger Hotel, Montreal Canadian Pacific Railway Company. Canadian Pacific Hotels 1910

Item Metadata


JSON: chungtext-1.0356878.json
JSON-LD: chungtext-1.0356878-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): chungtext-1.0356878-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: chungtext-1.0356878-rdf.json
Turtle: chungtext-1.0356878-turtle.txt
N-Triples: chungtext-1.0356878-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: chungtext-1.0356878-source.json
Full Text

Full Text

/.OF THE.'.
) —y v^
Jf*- 'i/ss. THE PIONEERS
The Pioneers of by-gone years,
Nature's true Knights and Cavaliers ;
Heroes of land, and Lords of sea,
Who planned and shaped our destiny. PT    A O
H     O
F     V I H F F
t ■«?..<s tt x^ -t-x    i^~y" nr HP
vJ^     k^     ^      v~/     JL*^   ,.<Lmn^ .JL^   JL. JL     A  JL JL~~V
11 ft
A view of St. James St., Montreal
ONTREAL, a city of some 500,000
souls, so named from the mountain
between whose base and the mighty
I St.   Lawrence   the city lies, is the
commercial metropolis and national
port of Canada.
Here is to be found the very centre of the
tremendous development with which Canada is
astonishing the world. So many phases of
interest does the city present that it may be
described as a happy combination of New York,
Paris and St. Petersburg, with a dash of New
Orleans added to give piquancy.
A singular distinction that Montreal enjoys is
that although nearly a thousand miles from the
open sea, it is a great ocean port, to which come
the big Atlantic liners of the Canadian Pacific
Steamship Service and other ocean lines. Montreal from the Mountain
Montreal has the unique distinction of possessing in its midst a mountain practically the whole of
which—an area of 464 acres—constitutes a public
park and is the great popular playground of the
city. Mount Royal, as it is called, is 900 feet
above the sea, and 740 feet above the river. There
are numerous lovely walks and winding carriage
drives. The 'Look-out," a fine semi-circular
promenade, commands an enchanting view of the
city and harbor, and of the outlying spurs of the
Adirondacks, in the far distance beyond the river.
Montreal is situated on an Island, 32 miles by 1 0,
and much of the net-work of waters by which it is
surrounded—including Lake St. Louis, the far-
famed Lachine rapids, and the St. Lawrence and
Ottawa rivers—is visible from the Mountain.
The parks and squares reserved in the various
districts of the city have a total area of 61 5 acres,
and have   an   estimated value   of   $8,000,000.
\   <     ■■■
^^vv^ww&ajAsso? 7      ?
Montreal Harbor Front
Montreal is the headquarters of the great
banks which have their branches dotted all
over the Dominion, and its financial importance,
therefore, is such that it can truly be said that
here the floodgates of Canada's wealth are
opened or closed. At this port by far
the largest proportion of the importing and
exporting of the Dominion of Canada is done.
It is also the natural seaport for much of the
Western part of the United States, with which
it is connected by a continuous v/aterway from
Montreal to Chicago, and by through services
on the Canadian Pacific Railway. The distance
by water from Chicago is 1 58 miles less than to
New York, while the distance from Montreal to
Liverpool is only 2,760 miles, as compared with
3,310 from New York.
Montreal's trade with foreign countries has
grown very fast of late years, the short route to
Europe via the St. Lawrence meeting with universal commendation of trader and passenger alike.
Montreal is the great export centre of the continent for dairy produce and grain. 'mmmmmmmm
Historic Chateau de Ramezay
Near Place Viger Hotel
The Chateau de Ramezay is a museum,
containing many interesting relics. Two tablets
on its walls set forth its history: 'Chateau de
Ramezay. Built about 1703 by Claude de
Ramezay, governor of Montreal, 1 703. Headquarters of La Compagnie des Indes, 1745.
Official residence of British Governors after the
cession. Headquarters of the American army,
1 775; of the Supreme Council, 1837." In 1775
this chateau was the headquarters of the American
Brigadier-General Wooster, and here in 1776,
under General Benedict Arnold, the Commissioners of Congress—Benjamin Franklin, Samuel
Chase, and Charles Carrol of Carrolton—"held
council." Here Franklin set up his printing press
and printed 'The Gazette," which still continues
as a Montreal daily paper.
In the council room Lord Elgin signed the
Rebellion Losses Bill after the rebellion of 1837.
At the corner of Notre Dame and McGill
streets is the following tablet: 'Recollets Gate.
By this gate Amherst took possession, 8th September, 1760. General Hull, U.S. Army, 25
officers, 350 men, entered prisoners of war, 20th
September, 1812."
• a*****-■..
,..;ra/' o
**sj «,•■'#
Maisonneuve Monument
Place d'Armes Square
One of the most historical spots in this beautiful
city is Place d'Armes Square. In the centre of
the square is a bronze statue by Hebert, a Canadian,
which is rightly looked upon as one of the finest
pieces of sculpture on the continent. It is a statue
of Maisonneuve, the founder of Montreal, on a
granite pedestal in the centre of a fountain. Four
full-sized bronze figures,—among the most spirited
things ever done in bronze—stand at the corners:
an Indian of the Iroquois tribe, a soldier, LeMoyne;
a colonist, Closse, with his dog, and Jean Mance
tying up a child's wounded hand. On the Imperial
Insurance building are two tablets bearing the
following inscriptions:" Near this square the founders
of Ville-Marie first encountered the Iroquois, whom
they defeated, Chomedy de Maisonneuve killing the
chief with his own hand, 30th March,   1644." Good hotel accommodation is essential to an
enjoyable visit to any place, and the visitor to
Montreal is fortunate in this respect, because here
is situated one of the magnificent hotels with
which the Canadian Pacific Railway Company
has dotted Canada from the Atlantic to the
Pacific. This hotel, which is known as the
Place Viger Hotel, makes excellent headquarters
for a stay in the city, the guest being assured of
tasteful surroundings combined with the cuisine
and  service   for  which   this   company is noted.
The Place Viger Hotel, which is a fireproof
structure, occupies an historic site facing the pretty
park-like square from which it takes its name, this
square in its turn being named in honor of the
memory of Commander Viger, the first mayor of
Montreal. It is an imposing structure designed
by Mr. Bruce Price in the quaint style of the
French Renaissance, partaking of the type of the
old chateaux found on the banks of the  Loire.
I jS3&$&* Staircase from the Rotunda of
Place Viger Hotel
The main staircase is of Carrara marble and
the general effect of the artistic decorations
symbolizes the national character of the structure.
The drawing room and parlors from which the
balcony, a grand summer promenade, stretching
almost the entire length of the building, is reached,
are elaborately and richly furnished, and the
sleeping apartments, from whose windows unobstructed views of the surroundings can be obtained,
are large, well-ventilated and solidly appointed—
the rooms being single, or. en suite, as may be
The bedrooms will be found exceedingly
comfortable and are furnished with a desire for
excellence and comfort rather than ornate display.
Rooms with bath and suites consisting of
parlor bedroom or two or more bedrooms with
bath connected, extra. Prices furnished upon
request. The Staircase
Place Viger Hotel
The Place Viger offers to a discriminating
public, luxury and   comfort  without   ostentation.
The furnishings and general design of this
hotel are not along conventional lines, for in its own
exclusive splendid equipment, the comfort of the
guests has always been considered paramount,
and the general effect is home-like and pleasant,
due to the perfect understanding of the needs of
the travelling public.
The location is particularly convenient for
passengers on the river steamships, ocean liners,
or those going to or from Quebec.
Sanitation has been given special attention
and all guests may rely upon enjoying absolutely
healthy surroundings in a right temperature with
proper ventilation.
\ y s r~
1- A
Balcony and Promenade
Place Viger Hotel
Although located amidst historical, quiet and
restful surroundings the Place Viger Hotel is only
a few minutes' walk from the business portion of
the city, and convenient to the city's street car
system. The Hotel is operated on the American
plan. Rates $3.50 per day and upwards. Specia 1
arrangements can be made for large parties or
prolonged visits.
The Place Viger Hotel is constructed of grey
limestone and Scotch buff firebrick, crowned by a
massive tower rising from a graceful sweep into a
great circle, and with its many turrets and gables,
forms a striking picture. The total length of the
building is 300 feet with a depth of 66 feet. The
main facade has a magnificent arcade of twenty-
one arches, broad granolithic steps leading up to
it from the street. This arcade faces on Viger
Square and supports a shaded balcony which,
with its flowers and palms, affords a delightful
promenade and a charming place for meals during
the summer months. A corner of the Dining Room
Place Viger Hotel
The dining room of the Place Viger Hotel is
spacious, bright, cheerful and handsome, and
particular attention is paid by the management
to the cuisine, which has attained a wide
reputation for its excellence.
The purest and best bottled table water is
used exclusively for drinking purposes.
The splendid banquets and club dinners
served at this hotel are renowned for their tempting
dishes, tasteful decorations, reasonable prices and
prompt service.
Particular attention is paid to the careful
selecting, proper keeping and right serving of the
elaborate menu which is offered at the Place Viger.
The well-known favorite dishes are served
here in the good old-fashioned way, that appeals
to every person who enjoys simplicity coupled
with quality.
§ii k /
Windsor Street Station, Montreal
Canadian Pacific Railway Co. ,
The Canadian Pacific Railway Co. embraces
a system reaching from Liverpool to Hong Kong,
more than half way around the world. The palatial
Atlantic Empresses, the luxurious train service,
the splendid Great Lakes Steamships, and the
magnificent hotel system, together with the Pacific
Empress Steamships and British Columbia Coast
service, all operated by this one Company, enables
it to offer a service complete in every detail.
The company's trains are noted for their equipment,
the line for its roadbed, construction and scenery,
and the employes for civility and attention to the
passengers' requirements.
From London and across Canada to Vancouver is about 1 1 days; from London to Yokohama, 23 days, and from London to Hong Kong,
29 days. The voyage from Liverpool to Quebec
is 400 miles shorter than from Liverpool to New
York. This Company transports passengers from
Great Britain to interior points on the American
Continent quicker than via New Yo^k.
The natural advantages of the Canadian
Route, less than four days at sea and the splendid
scenery of the St. Lawrence River, the excellence
of the accommodation provided on the C.P.R.
Steamships and Railway, under one management,
make the C.P.R. route between Europe and the
Orient the most attractive. Canadian Pacific Railway
f^epresentati ves
R. L,. Thompson,
District Passenger Agent,
67 Yonge St., Toronto, Ont.
F. R. Perry,
District Passenger Agent,
362 Washington St., Boston, Mass.
W. B. Howard,
District Passenger Agent,
St. John, N.B.
A. E. Edmonds,
District Passenger Agent,
7 Fort St. W., Detroit, Mich.
Geo. A. Clifford,
City Passenger Agent,
Corner Superior & West 3rd Sts.
Cleveland, Ohio.
A. J. Blaisdell,
General Agent, Passenger Dept.,
Sinton Hotel Block, 15 E. 4th St.,
Cincinnati, Ohio.
G. H. Griffin,
City Passenger Agent,
233 Main St., Buffalo, N.Y.
T. G. Orr,
Travelling Passenger Agent,
317 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburg, Pa.
T. J* Barnes,
City Passenger Agent,
725 Olive St., St. Louis, Mo.
A. C. Shaw,
General Agent, Passenger Dept.,
232 South Clark St., Chicago, 111.
C. B. Foster,
Assistant General Passenger Agent,
Vancouver, B.C.
Allan Cameron,
General Traffic Agent,
458 Broadway, N.Y.
W. R. Callaway,
General Passenger Agent, Soo Line,
Minneapolis, Minn.
L,. M. Harmsen,
City Ticket Agent,
Soo Line, St. Paul, Minn.
c. e. Mcpherson,
General Passenger Agent, Western Lines,
Winnipeg, Man.
Assistant Passenger Traffic Manager,
Western Lines,
Winnipeg, Man.
Geo. McL. Brown,
European Manager,
62-65 Charing Cross, S.W., and 67-68
King William St., E.C, London, Eng.;
24 James St., Liverpool, Eng.,
67  St. Vincent St., Glasgow, Scot.
F. W. Huntington,
General Agent, Passenger Dept.,
629-631 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa.
A. W. Robson,
Passenger and Ticket Agent,
127 E. Baltimore St., Baltimore, Md.
E. P. Allen,
City Passenger Agent,
Bond Bldg., 14th St. & New York Ave.,
Washington, D.C.
E. E. Penn,
General Agent, Passenger Dept.,
645 Market St. (Palace Hotel),
San Francisco, Gal.
A. B. Calder,
General Agent, Passenger Dept.,
609 First Avenue, Seattle, Wash.
F. R. Johnson,
General Agent, Passenger Dept.,
142 Third St., Portland, Ore.
Geo. A. Walton,
General Agent, Passenger Dept.,
Spokane, Wash.
W. J. Wells,
District Passenger Agent,
Nelson, B.C.
R. G. McNeillie,
District Passenger Agent,
Calgary, Alta.
J. E. Proctor,
District Passenger Agent,
Brandon, Man.
M. Adson,
General Passenger Agent,
D. S.S. & A. Ry., Duluth, Minn.
D. W. Craddock,
General Traffic Agent, China, etc.,
Hong Kong.
W. T. Payne,
Manager Trans-Pacific Line,
Yokohama, Japan.
General Pass. Agent, Eastern Lines,
Montreal, Que.
Passenger Traffic Manager,
Montreal, Que, 


Citation Scheme:


Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics



Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            async >
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:


Related Items