Photo by Mario Melillo, courtesy of Tourisme Montréal
Les Cours Mont-Royal
The Cours Mont-Royal shopping center on Peel Street is located in the former Mount Royal Hotel, a Montréal landmark completed in 1922. With around 1,100 rooms, it claimed to be the largest hotel in the British Empire when it opened its doors. (By the 1980s, the building had been converted to offices.) Today the upper stories house condos, while the bottom four floors are home to a number of high-end fashion boutiques located around four courtyards—the cours in Les Cours Mont-Royal. Like many of Montréal's shopping centers, it is connected to the underground city and the city's Metro.