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He published his first poems in and his fame became widespread. This is one of several monuments erected across Canada in by the admirers of Burns. The Seagram's Building, on Peel just north of St. Catherine Street, has a number of typically Scottish features, including an homage to Robert Burns.

The St. Andrew's Ball was held here except for a few years in the s until the hotel closed in He came to Montreal in and began working in a wool clothing firm. His dynamic character led him to become the first president of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company and then a director and President of the Bank of Montreal.

He was a noted Montreal philanthropist and art collector. This statue, made in England and placed only slightly above ground level, stands as though ready to receive guests to his train station. Andrew, the patron Saint of Scotland, St. Andrew's Church was founded in April , and its new large and important church was built here on Beaver Hall Hill in When the congregation joined with that of St. Paul's church in , the site was sold to the Bell Telephone Company. We cannot ignore the Scottish origins of Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, who spent much of his life in Canada.

By he opened his own brewery— William Dow and Company. He became a very wealthy man and invested in real estate, railways and banks. William Dow never married and lived by himself in this richly decorated stone mansion named, in the Scottish tradition, "Strathearn House" at the top of Beaver Hall Hill.

The Engineers' Club moved in on May 12, , and occupied the premises for several decades.


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Canada Cement Building Cathcart Street The formation of this company, one of the largest in Canada, owes its existence to a well-known Canadian Scot — William Maxwell Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook, who descended on Montreal in , fresh from financial triumphs in his native Maritime province.

Birks Building Union at St. Catherine The Birks family is of English descent, but they confided the building of their new downtown jewelry store to the well-known Montreal architects of Scottish descent, the Maxwell brothers. The Bay On St. Henry Morgan was born in Saline, Scotland in It merged with the Hudson's Bay Company in Fur District From the Bay east to Bleury Street and for a few streets north is Montreal's fur district, the heart of Canada's fur industry. Some of the finest furs in the world are treated and designed into magnificent garments for sale worldwide.

The first Scots who settled in Montreal in the midth century entered the lucrative fur trade and made Montreal a focal point of the trade. The Regiment has always been a prominent organization in Montreal's Scottish community.

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Hutchison Street This street is named after the Hutchison family of Ayrshire, Scotland, one of the oldest of Montreal's Scottish families whose properties had been sizable in this area since A noted member of the family was Alexander Cowper Hutchison born April 2, , in Montreal, who became a leading architect. Ahead of his time, he provided the women of McGill with their own facilities by giving them their own residence, dining hall, and library, along with their own classrooms. Presbyterian College University Street Founded in to train Presbyterian ministers for service throughout Canada.

Originally located on McTavish Street, an exchange was made with McGill to the present location in MacVicar of Argyleshire were the founders. The collection that lie gave to McGill University has been enhanced and maintained with Scottish help. It was designed by Percy Nobbs, a Scottish-born architect, who had a great influence on Montreal's development. The museum opened in this building in due, in large part, to a generous grant by the Stewart. One of the museum's great collections is some , photographic negatives produced by William Notrnan, who was born in Paisley, Scotland in and died in Montreal in He was the renowned chronicler of Victorian Nlonireal, Quebec and Canada.

He amassed a fortune as a partner in the North West Company of fur traders and was then involved in other businesses. He became a very influential Montrealer in promoting acceptance of the need to provide educational facilities.

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He bequeathed his 46 acre estate, Burnside, and a large sum of money for the establishment of the university. Macdonald, founder of the Macdonald Tobacco Company and generous benefactor of the University at the turn of this century. It was one of the largest buildings in Canada to be built entirely of wood and masonry to avoid magnetic interference.

Ernest Rutherford, the discoverer of radioactivity, worked here. The Redpath Museum , donated by Peter Redpath, is located on the west side of the campus, and houses one of the most important and oldest natural history collections in Canada. Redpath I fall was also a gift of Peter Redpath to house the library reading room. It has been restored and is now used for ceremonies and concerts. The Redpath Library extension is the work of Percy Nobbs.

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The Roddick Gates, which "guard" the university, are a memorial to Sir Thomas George Roddick, an eminent surgeon associated with the University. His father was from Dumfrieshire, Scotland. It was demolished in Cantlie Hotel Sherbrooke Street West This hotel is named after the Cantlie family residence, formerly located on this site. One member of this prominent Montreal family, George S. Cantlie, served with the Black Watch for over 50 years. He learned the newspaper business from his uncle and eventually became sole owner of "The Montreal Star," which had the largest English-language circulation in Quebec when it closed in Graham became known for his philanthropic work for the needy, abused women and children, and through the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

His Mother, too, no doubt, above Her other children him did love: For, was she here, or was she there, She thought of him with constant care, And more than mother's love. And proud she was of heart, when, clad In crimson stockings, tartan plaid, And bonnet with a feather gay, To Kirk he on the Sabbath day Went hand in hand with her.

A dog too, had he; not for need, But one to play with and to feed; Which would have led him, if bereft Of company or friends, and left Without a better guide. And then the bagpipes he could blow- And thus from house to house would go; And all were pleased to hear and see, For none made sweeter melody Than did the poor blind Boy. Yet he had many a restless dream; Both when he heard the eagles scream, And when he heard the torrents roar, And heard the water beat the shore Near which their cottage stood.

Beside a lake their cottage stood, Not small like ours, a peaceful flood; But one of mighty size, and strange; That, rough or smooth, is full of change, And stirring in its bed. For to this lake, by night and day, The great Sea-water finds its way Through long, long windings of the hills And drinks up all the pretty rills And rivers large and strong: Then hurries back the road it came- Returns, on errand still the same; This did it when the earth was new; And this for evermore will do As long as earth shall last.

And, with the coming of the tide, Come boats and ships that safely ride Between the woods and lofty rocks; And to the shepherds with their flocks Bring tales of distant lands. And of those tales, whate'er they were, The blind Boy always had his share; Whether of mighty towns, or vales With warmer suns and softer gales, Or wonders of the Deep. Yet more it pleased him, more it stirred, When from the water-side he heard The shouting, and the jolly cheers; The bustle of the mariners In stillness or in storm.

But what do his desires avail? For He must never handle sail; Nor mount the mast, nor row, nor float Ill sailor's ship, or fisher's boat, Upon the rocking waves. His Mother often thought, and said, What sin would be upon her head If she should suffer this: 'My Son, Whate'er you do, leave this undone; The danger is so great. When one day and now mark me well, Ye soon shall know how this befell He in a vessel of his own, On the swift flood is hurrying down, Down to the mighty Sea. In such a vessel never more May human creature leave the shore!

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If this or that way he should stir, Woe to the poor blind Mariner! For death will be his doom. But say what bears him? Such gifts had those seafaring men Spread round that haven in the glen; Each hut, perchance, might have its own; And to the Boy they all were known- He knew and prized them all. The rarest was a Turtle-shell Which he, poor Child, had studied well; A shell of ample size, and light As the pearly car of Amphitrite, That sportive dolphins drew.

And, as a Coracle that braves On Vaga's breast the fretful waves, This shell upon the deep would swim, And gaily lift its fearless brim Above the tossing surge. And this the little blind Boy knew: And he a story strange yet true Had heard, how in a shell like this An English Boy, O thought of bliss! Had stoutly launched from shore; Launched from the margin of a bay Among the Indian isles, where lay His father's ship, and had sailed far- To join that gallant ship of war, In his delightful shell. Our Highland Boy oft visited The house that held this prize; and, led By choice or chance, did thither come One day when no one was at home, And found the door unbarred.

While there he sate, alone and blind, That story flashed upon his mind;- A bold thought roused him, and he took The shell from out its secret nook, And bore it on his head.

He launched his vessel,-and in pride Of spirit, from Loch Leven's side, Stepped into it-his thoughts all free As the light breezes that with glee Sang through the adventurer's hair. A while he stood upon his feet; He felt the motion-took his seat; Still better pleased as more and more The tide retreated from the shore, And sucked, and sucked him in. And there he is in face of Heaven.

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How rapidly the Child is driven! The fourth part of a mile, I ween, He thus had gone, ere he was seen By any human eye.

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But when he was first seen, oh me What shrieking and what misery! For many saw; among the rest His Mother, she who loved him best, She saw her poor blind Boy. But for the child, the sightless Boy, It is the triumph of his joy! The bravest traveller in balloon, Mounting as if to reach the moon, Was never half so blessed. And let him, let him go his way, Alone, and innocent, and gay!