Does Canada have any buildings or monuments that impact the people and culture the way Notredame affects the people of France

Does Canada have any buildings or monuments that impact the people and culture the way Notredame affects the people of France

I am writing as an Englishman living in the US, Who lived in Canada for ten years , and in the Canadian Army.I went to school Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary, Edmonton , Vancouver and Kingston.I have a home near Kingston When I was 8 , our school in Montreal took us to a catholic church at the foot of Mount Royal.

Montreal is on an island, Isle de Jesus.The church I think, was called Saint Anne de Beaupre.My memory and French may be off a bit.

I was a protestant English child going to a French Catholic school.The education was top notch.The church burned decades ago, after I was there, so a similar history to Notre Dame.

Thousands upon thousands of crutches, canes and wheelchairs hung everywhere, from people who apparently could now walk.So, although most of Canada does not have a site like Notre Dame, Quebec does.The rest of Canada is probably ignorant of the place.

I just want to adjust Richard Clarkson’s response: 1.The Montreal Basilica that burned in 1978, is the Notre-Dame Basilica (replica of the one in Paris), and is located in Old Montreal.2.The one at the base of Mount-Royal is the Saint-Joseph’s Oratory.3.Notre-Dame de Beaupré Basilica is located on the outskirts of Quebec City (about 290km away).

4.Ile Jesus (not “de” Jesus) is actually the island where the Laval territory is located.The Island of Montreal is the Island of Montreal !

Both are part of the Hochelaga archipelago.Description Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal is a Roman Catholic minor basilica and national shrine located at 3800 Queen Mary Road on Mount Royal’s Westmount Summit in Montreal, Quebec.It is a National Historic Site of Canada and is Canada’s largest church, with one of the largest church domes in the world.

Founded by Saint Brother André, it is a Catholic shrine dedicated to Saint Joseph.

My inclination is to say No.That’s mostly because most buildings or monuments in Canada are, by definition, relatively recent.I can’t think of a single religious building that rises to the iconic status of Notre-Dame-de-Paris, not even Notre-Dame-de-Montréal… which itself suffered a major fire that destroyed its Sacré-Coeur chapel in 1978.

Like so many other “iconic” Canadian buildings, Montréal’s Notre-Dame is built in the neo-gothic style of the mid-19th to early-20th century… too recent to generate the same sense of loss as this spring’s catastrophe in Paris.The same holds for government buildings, including the Houses of Parliament in Ottawa.

I’m going to say “No” none that impact on Canadian Culture or the Canadian people the same way.France is, compared with Canada, a small compact European country.Canada sprawls across the northern sector of North America.

Notre Dame De Paris Cathedral has been at that location in some form since the Middle Ages.Canada was only settled, outside Quebec, after the American Revolution.We are too new a country.

Canada only preserves a few of its older buildings.We are a rip-them-down and build newer society.The spell checker on my phone is American.

All the French words were changed.It made “de” into Ed.It tried to change a French word into Spanish.

The Parliament buildings on the Hill are an icon and tourist attraction in Ottawa.I personally find them beautiful.Equivalent to Notre Dame?

Maybe not.I’ve never revered the CN Tower, but for many it’s a cultural landmark in the wider meaning.I always found the Royal York hotel to be expressive of a Canada gone by, which I never knew.

Wartime affairs, shady business deals and the ghosts of misguided political decisions seemed to permeate the lobby, with its clandestine corridor to Union Station.If that sounds like the start of a book, it is, but the rest hasn’t been written.I’ve been in Vancouver a lot and see few national icon materials.

No, Canada doesn’t have any buildings that affect people the way one sees in Europe.This is because of our lack of history, in terms of years, and of tales recorded and recounted about our Canadian doings.However, I am always stirred a bit when I’ve travelled to cities along the historic routes of the Canadian Pacific and Canadian National railways.

The legacy of the railway hotels with their grandiose aspirations and appearances is somewhat of an icon to me, with their stone exteriors and being capped with copper roofs (all a distinctive green).I used to travel by rail in my youth by railway on many holidays with my family, so it’s a familiar memory to me of the interior of large railway stations, and in the larger cities and resorts of the hotels supporting the Canadian rail lifeline.

Canada is a pretty young country compared to France so other than the churches in Quebec, there aren’t many buildings that would touch the Canadian soul the way Notre Dame does.That said, the Vimy Monument near Arras in northwest France is a deeply moving tribute to the 3,598 Canadian soldiers killed and 7,000 wounded, my grandfather being one, during the three day battle in April, 1917.

I agree with Shaun.Given that, I am impressed by Casa Loma, the Lower Town of Old Quebec, Notre Dame de Montreal, Ste.Marie Among the Hurons, Colbourne Lodge… One can only speculate what the power of endurance may be for these, or for any that are constructed now, 500 years from now.

On personal level, I have visited a church in Mont Carmel, PEI many times because my great grandfather assisted in building it.It is certainly modest and not on the scale of the great cathedrals, but the faith and dedication to its construction equals that of Notre Dame for those who built it.

One building comes to mind, St Boniface Cathedral in Winnipeg.Built in 1906 it was and remains the principal church in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Boniface.On July 22, 1968, a fire destroyed most of the church including a beautiful rose stained glass window.

In 1972 the cathedral was was replaced with a new structure built inside the remains of the old cathedral.

Hi, I’m not sure we do.At least not on a national scale.We are largely non sectarian in national nature.

I’m sure many churches and other buildings of religious nature hold special places to those who’s faith is directly associated with them.However , vast and diverse as we are as a nation,I can not think of one building that is that closely linked to our national identity.Perhaps the Parliament buildings in Ottawa (?

Coincidentally the Notre Dame Basilica is beautiful and important in Montreal.The light and sound show Aura is worth the price $25.AURA | A luminous experience in the heart of the Basilica Also The Redeemer an Anglican Church in Toronto with modern music included in its service.

As a relatively new country, Canada have a lot of monuments and buildings which its roots have a tremendous impact on people and culture.

For examples: – Canadian Parlement building in Ottawa, Notre-Dame Cathedral in Montreal, CN Tour in Toronto…etc

There are no monuments in Canada as old or as significant as Notre Dame de Paris.

But such building as the Ottawa Parliament building, the CN tower, Sainte-Anne de Beauprée church, Chateau Frontenac and Oratoire Saint-Joseph, for example are of great sentimental value for many Canadians.

Definately any buildings or artifacts part of museums, historic sites, national parks, historic building or heritage communities with UNESCO designation would be priceless if lost by disaster any kind.

Not since their owners demolished “Maple Leaf Gardens” and the “Montreal Forum” was converted into a multi-screen movie theatre… Canadians still mourn their loss.

Yes, the Notre Dame basilica in Montreal.

Everyone in Montreal thought about it when Notre Dame de Paris was on fire.