Holt Renfrew Montreal
1300 Rue Sherbrooke, Montréal, QC H3G 1H9, Canada
| +1 514-842-5111
Photo by Daphné Caron, courtesy of Tourisme Montréal
Sun 11am - 6pm
Mon - Wed 10am - 6pm
Thur, Fri 10am - 9pm
Sat 9:30am - 6:30pm
Shopping BlockOne of Canada's most venerable department stores, Holt Renfrew was founded in 1837 in Québec City, where it became known for the quality of its furs. The store was later to become the official furrier to the Queen—Victoria, that is (the royal family would continue to receive royal warrants until 1921). On the centennial of its founding, in 1937, the company opened a new flagship in Montréal on Sherbrooke Street, near the Ritz-Carlton Montréal. The six-story building in the then-fashionable Streamline Moderne style (a late Art Deco variation with long horizontal lines, minimal adornment, and often nautical themes) became a destination for chic Canadians and travelers visiting Montréal. The department store continues to earn its place on itineraries of serious shoppers, with leading European, U.S., and Canadian designers represented. The Café Holt's salads and open-faced tartine sandwiches make for a good lunch break from shopping or taking in the culture at the nearby Musée des Beaux Arts.
about 3 years ago
Holt Renfrew Montréal
Holt Renfrew is the most high-end of Canada's department stores, so it's appropriate that its downtown Montréal location is on the city's Golden Mile, roughly halfway between the Ritz-Carlton and the Museum of Fine Arts. All the leading international designers are represented here, while Holts Café is a popular spot with the ladies-who-lunch crowd.