Who We Are

Founded in 1907, The University Club of Montreal is one of the city’s most prestigious and historical organisations.
Nestled in the heart of the golden Square Mile, the Club resides in a stately Victorian house, Maison Reid Wilson, an architectural gem which stony façade gazes upon downtown’s Sherbrooke Street.

As it has for 100 years, having illustrious minds mingle, discuss and enjoy art, culture, gastronomy and business, The Club, perpetrating the tradition, is dedicated to providing a refuge, a home to cultivate a rich exchange between dynamic members from a diversified academic and professional milieu.

Eclectic spaces with each its own ambiance and charm, a state-of-the-art kitchen for memorable culinary experiences, a pub with its Maître de Chai, a dedicated staff for your bespoke event, concierge service and a multimedia room.

We’ve been writing Montreal’s history for over 100 years. Our historical members and leaders represent the best of the best in Montreal, and we continue to foster and cultivate Montreal’s future leaders. We are ‘Montreal’ — the people, the culture, the city.

Feel free to explore the possibilities and reach out to us.

Mission

The University Club of Montreal is an influential social and business community that has been part of Montreal’s history and culture for over 100 years.

Vision

Be the inclusive and indispensable private club of the Greater Montreal community, at the crossroads of culture, collegiality and inspiration.

Our Values

Excellence

Ethics

Leadership

Camaraderie

Refinement

Team

Miss Fanny
Membership & Events
Carly Gunther
Finance & Member Accounts

Coat Of Arms

Extract from letters patent granting Armorial Bearings to the University Club of Montreal:
“BY Claire Boudreau, Chief Herald of Canada

WHEREAS a request that armorial hearings be granted has been received from the University Club of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Incorporated on the 8th day of November 1907 by Letters Patent of the Lieutenant- Governor of Quebec, and on the 5th day of June 1974 under the Companies Act of the province of Quebec…

1906

A club founded at the height of The Progressive Era.

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Montreal

Set against the backdrop of a bustling liberal, multi-cultural city.

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Professor Stephen Leacock.

Lead by a renowned teacher, political scientist, writer and humorist.

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A league of thought leaders.

The club was founded by an esteemed group of progressive thinkers, academics and entrepreneurs.

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Built on the principles of progression.

Designed to be notably more casual than others, the club defied social
norms and offered an inviting place for University alumni to gather for
enlightened conversation and recreational pursuits.

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Celebrating and pursuing culture.

For generations, the club attracted many notable members – some
of whom made significant contributions to academia, business and culture.

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Poet, Doctor, Author, Soldier.

Founding member Dr. John McCrae is just one example. In 1915,
he penned “In Flanders Fields”; a poem forever embedded in history
as a vivid and moving ode to the fallen soldiers of World War I.

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History Told Through Art.

Members indulged in cultural pursuits of all kinds – music,
food, wine, literature and more. Over the years, they amassed
an extensive collection of original paintings from some of history’s
most important creative minds. Today, the collection is proudly
displayed throughout the clubhouse as a celebration of the changing
social narrative of the past 100+ years.

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Guided By Values.

In 1988, building manager Dennis Schuller showed the club’s
moral fabric during an ice storm that left the community without
heat and power. His ingenuity and selfless nature provided food,
safety and comfort to neighbours during a time of need.
His actions are just one example of the club’s reputation for hospitality
and incredible staff.

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Leading The Charge For Inclusivity.

Looking ahead, our outlook is bold but the path is uncharted. The world
has changed and so must we. Progression however, is a journey not
a destination – of new perspectives, ideas and narratives.

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Together, Anything Is Possible.

Looking ahead, our outlook is bold but the path is uncharted. The world has changed and so
must we. Progression is a journey full of new perspectives, ideas and narratives.

The University Club of Montreal is located in the Golden Square mile
where once the fortified village of Hochelaga and its Iroquois community
described by Jacques Cartier in 1535 was situated.

1906

A club founded at the height of The
Progressive Era.

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Montreal

Set against the backdrop of a bustling liberal,
multi-cultural city.

Slide background

Professor Stephen Leacock.

Lead by a renowned teacher, political scientist,
writer and humorist.

Slide background

A league of thought leaders.

The club was founded by an esteemed group
of progressive thinkers, academics
and entrepreneurs.

Slide background

Built On The Principles
Of Progression.

Designed to be notably more casual than others,
the club defied social norms and offered an inviting
place for University alumni to gather for
enlightened conversation and recreational pursuits.

Slide background

Celebrating and pursuing culture.

For generations, the club attracted many notable
members – some of whom made significant
contributions to academia, business and culture.

Slide background

Poet, Doctor, Author, Soldier.

Founding member Dr. John McCrae is just one example.
In 1915, he penned “In Flanders Fields”; a poem forever
embedded in history as a vivid and moving ode to the
fallen soldiers of World War I.

Slide background

History Told Through Art.

Members indulged in cultural pursuits of all kinds – music,
food, wine, literature and more. Over the years, they amassed
an extensive collection of original paintings from some of
history’s most important creative minds. Today, the collection
is proudly displayed throughout the clubhouse as a celebration
of the changing social narrative of the past 100+ years.

Slide background

Guided By Values.

In 1988, building manager Dennis Schuller showed the club’s
moral fabric during an ice storm that left the community without
heat and power. His ingenuity and selfless nature provided food,
safety and comfort to neighbours during a time of need.
His actions are just one example of the club’s reputation for
hospitality and incredible staff.

Slide background

Leading The Charge
For Inclusivity.

Looking ahead, our outlook is bold but the path is uncharted.
The world has changed and so must we. Progression, however,
is a journey not a destination – of new perspectives,
ideas and narratives.

Slide background

Together, Anything Is Possible.

Looking ahead, our outlook is bold but the path is uncharted.
The world has changed and so must we. Progression
is a journey full of new perspectives, ideas and narratives.

The University Club of Montreal is located in the Golden
Square mile where once the fortified village of
Hochelaga and its Iroquois community described by
Jacques Cartier in 1535 was situated.