Over the years it has served several roles: to honour the memory of lost sailors, to mark the entrance to the port, to conceal neighbouring storage sheds, and, of course, to indicate the time!
The Clock Tower was built between 1919 and 1922 from a design by Montréal-based engineer Paul Leclaire. Its extremely precise clock mechanism was made in England by Gillett and Johnston, and is a replica of Big Ben in London.
Classified as a federal heritage building since 1996, the tower provides spectacular views of the St. Lawrence River and the city for those willing to climb its 192 steps to the top.
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Quai de l'Horloge, Rue Port-de-Montréal, Montreal, Quebec H2L 5C1, Canada