A unique public square for Boulevard Saint-Laurent, located on Rue Guilbault, near Rue Saint-Dominique.
Rue Guilbault Est was transformed into a public plaza that piques the imagination of Montrealers with hippopotamus sculptures. It also offers seating and vegetation.
In memory of Joseph-Édouard Guilbault
Place Guilbault was designed as a homage to Joseph-Édouard Guilbault, an important figure for the district in the mid-19th century. He created the city’s first botanical garden, at the corner of Avenue des Pins and Boulevard Saint-Laurent. Then, in 1862, he hosted the Hippozoonomadon circus, which explains why hippopotamuses are at the heart of the design concept.
The story of Joseph-Édouard Guilbault (in French)