The Citadel, Montreal

The Citadel of Montreal was a former fortress used to defend the city. It was located at what is now rue Notre-Dame between rue Bonsecour and rue Berri.

The Citadel, Montreal
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Citadelle de Montreal.jpg
Typefortress used to defend the city
Site history

Smaller than the one in Old Quebec, the Citadel was built by the French in 1690 replacing the 1658 redoubt at Pointe-à-Callière. It consisted of a barrack structure surrounded by wood stakes palisade and located on a hill along the city's fortification wall. A cannon battery added in 1723.

The fort was demolished by the British in 1821 to allow for the extension of Notre-Dame Street.

The Citadel is in this map of Montreal, 1749. Inside the walls, the long rectangle in relief, at north-east corner

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Coordinates: 45°30′42″N 73°33′06″W / 45.51167°N 73.55167°W / 45.51167; -73.55167