Downtown Montréal, prime living space

Residents appreciate the quality of life that downtown offers. Its architecture, dynamism, cultural offerings, public spaces, and convenient walking distance to all services make it a prime place to live.

What’s more, residents enjoy direct access to the metropolitan public transit network:

  • 9 subway stations;
  • Réseau express métropolitain (REM);
  • rail network.

Enjoy living downtown

Discover downtown through the eyes of Jean-Claude Poitras, fashion designer and proud downtown resident.

All my memories are connected with downtown. It’s been my favourite playground since I was a kid.

Discover downtown with Jean-Claude Poitras

Downtown evolves with each passing day


Coolest neighbourhood in Canada (Time Out, 2023)


Cultural hub in North America recognized for its cultural vitality all year round


Flower boxes installed by our cleaning brigade

+7 million

Litres of garbage collected annually by our litter brigade

+ 500,000

Points of light decorating nine public squares, commercial thoroughfares, and heritage buildings

Explore downtown

Discover downtown Montréal: museums, public spaces, universities, works of art, and historic buildings.

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Must-see places

Actions pendant les travaux de la rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest : illuminations

The illuminations of Phillips Square

Le café Améa, au centre-ville de Montréal

Café Améa

Actions pendant les travaux de la rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest : exposition Oasis

Sainte-Catherine Street

The Dominion bar

Il Cortile

le square Phillips, animé durant l'été, au centre-ville de Montréal

The Phillips Square during summer time

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