Bishop Street

Bishop Street (officially in French: rue Bishop) is a north-south street located in downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada. With a total length of 0.6 km, it links Sherbrooke Street in the north to René Lévesque Boulevard in the south. Like neighbouring Crescent Street, Bishop is home to many pubs, bars, clubs and restaurants.

Bishop Street
Native nameFrench: rue Bishop
Length0.6 km (0.4 mi)
LocationBetween Sherbrooke Street and René Lévesque Boulevard
Coordinates45.496861°N 73.577041°W / 45.496861; -73.577041
Construction start1887

The street borders the main downtown campus of Concordia University, including the Henry F. Hall Building, Bishop Court Apartments and the former Royal George Apartments, whose facade is now part of the J.W. McConnell Building.[1]


The origin of the name Bishop Street is uncertain, but is known to be linked to the Anglican community. In 1887, it was named "Bishop Street", perhaps named for the first Anglican bishop of Montreal, Francis Fulford (1803-1868), whose first residence was located on the corner of Dorchester Street (today René Lévesque Boulevard).[2]


  1. "Past, present and future: Part II -- The Buildings of Sir George". Thursday Report. Concordia University. 4 November 1999. Retrieved 3 January 2009.
  2. "Commission de toponymie du Québec: Rue Bishop". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2008-10-29.

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