With two of the city’s most renowned universities within its borders, the Golden Square Mile has been host to the shaping of some of the world’s sharpest minds. McGill University is one of the neighborhood’s most prominent institutions in both square-footage and history. Its founder, John McGill, and many of the university’s original benefactors once had their homes on the property now occupied by the campus. Concordia University boasts one of Canada’s highest-ranked business schools and strattles our southwestern edge. While the campus reaches a bit beyond our principle borders, one of its first structures and most high-traffic centers, the Hall Building, sits just inside the Golden Square Mile, along with the lively Bishop and Crescent Streets that serve the Concordia crowd with pubs, restaurants, cafés and shops.