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Montreal Hunt Ball, 1950 – Photo by Geraldine Carpenter, Ritz-Carlton Collection
1228 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal Hunt Ball
“The Montreal Hunt Ball, an annual Ritz event. The decorating arrangements were invariably lavish. This one had life-sized papier maché horses polka-dotted in various Hunt colours and festooned with ropes of flowers, an abundance of flags protruding from the Grand Ball Room balconies, a fox’s head sculpted in ice for the buffet table centerpiece, and the sounding of hunting horns to announce dinner.” – Adrian Waller, No Ordinary Hotel, 1989.