Montréal centre-ville is the Downtown Business Development Corporation (SDC), a non-profit organization that brings together nearly 5,000 member businesses. Our actions are focused on the development and promotion of the downtown area. As a key player representing downtown, our main mission is to contribute to the economic and commercial dynamism, influence, and quality of life of the area.
Our vision? To make downtown Montréal a world-class business and residential district with an authentic, lively, and creative identity.
Downtown in a few key data points
of tourists from outside Quebec are completely satisfied with their stay in downtown Montréal (survey by Léger, 2022)
of residents, workers, and students say they also come downtown for pleasure
Canada’s fastest-growing downtown area (Statistics Canada, 2021 Census)
Destination for international congresses in North America (2023)
Student city of the Americas, home to 35,000 international students (2022)
Our team is dedicated to promoting downtown as a clean, safe, and dynamic place to live, study, reside, and work. To enhance downtown’s attractiveness, Montréal centre-ville relies on the work of its street brigades, on site seven days a week, to support well-being, cleanliness, and safety in the downtown area.
Head of the cleaning brigade
Our Cleaning Brigade
The cleanliness of downtown is at the centre of our priorities. That is why our cleaning brigade works every day, 365 days a year, to keep downtown Montréal neat and inviting.
Established in 2001, the cleaning brigade recruits members using a policy of social reintegration led by Montréal centre-ville and partner organizations. If you would like to work on the brigade, please contact Gino Chiasson, project supervisor and head of the cleaning brigade.
This project is made possible thanks to the support of the Borough of Ville-Marie.
Our board of Directors
BCF Business Law
Groupe Goulet Sports
Executive vice-president – National Public Relations Firm
Client Relationship Director – Willis Towers Watson
Associate architect – Provencher Roy
President – Georges Laoun Opticien
General Manager, Westin Montréal
Certified Real Estate Broker
Director – Direction of public works City of Montreal – Borough of Ville Marie