Montréal centre-ville is the Business Development Corporation (SDC) of downtown Montréal, a non-profit organization that brings together nearly 5,000 member businesses located between Atwater Avenue and Saint-Urbain Street, and between Sherbrooke and Saint-Antoine Streets.

Missions of Montréal centre-ville

Our missions:

  • Promote the area
  • Improve quality of life in downtown Montréal
  • Be the voice of member businesses

The SDC intervenes in the media and with stakeholders to assert the rights and interests of its members. We also take part in public consultations on mandates concerning downtown Montréal, particularly in the areas of urban planning and land use.

Throughout the year, Montréal centre-ville supports and carries out many projects that contribute to the area’s standing. These include the production of the Santa Claus Parade, the installation of Winter lighting, and the layout and animation of public squares during the summer.

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SDC organization is governed by the Cities and Towns Act. For more information, see SDC regulations.

SDC financing

Member businesses pay an annual membership fee. This is calculated based on:

  • the surface area of the premises occupied;
  • the non-residential property value of the premises.

The annual contribution is compulsory for all businesses operating in the downtown area.
For more information, see SDC regulations.