Sainte-Catherine Ouest Project


Looking forward to 2018 : About the construction work

Work will begin as announced at the beginning of 2018. Here is an overview :

  • Restoration of the primary sewer main, with a diametre of five feet, located underneath Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, between Boulevard Robert-Bourassa and Rue De Bleury. The restoration technique, aloso known as cladding, consists of sliding a sheath inside the old main. The sheath is usually made of polyester and is attached to the inner wall of the old main to prolong its lifespan.
  • Building manholes. The manholes will be used to access chambers with electrical network equipment. This work will be conducted by the Commission des Services Electriques (CSEM).

In mid 2018 :

  • The major work to replace secondary water and sewer mains will begin, as well as surface developments.




Looking forward to 2018 : About the construction work

Work will begin as announced at the beginning of 2018. Here is an overview :

  • Restoration of the primary sewer main, with a diametre of five feet, located underneath Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, between Boulevard Robert-Bourassa and Rue De Bleury. The restoration technique, aloso known as cladding, consists of sliding a sheath inside the old main. The sheath is usually made of polyester and is attached to the inner wall of the old main to prolong its lifespan.
  • Building manholes. The manholes will be used to access chambers with electrical network equipment. This work will be conducted by the Commission des Services Electriques (CSEM).

In mid 2018 :

  • The major work to replace secondary water and sewer mains will begin, as well as surface developments.



  • Construction to begin in January 2018

    10 months ago

    Construction on Rue Sainte-Catherine will begin early in 2018. This decision was made to avoid another major construction area during the festivities for Montreal's 375 th anniversary and not to interfere with the holiday shopping season. At present, the estimated duration is still two years for Rue Sainte-Catherine between De Bleury and Mansfield and two years for Square Phillips, Place du Frère-André and adjacent streets. Construction should be completed in 2022. The city is examining the possibility of working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on the project, and intends to consult stakeholders about this.

    Construction on Rue Sainte-Catherine will begin early in 2018. This decision was made to avoid another major construction area during the festivities for Montreal's 375 th anniversary and not to interfere with the holiday shopping season. At present, the estimated duration is still two years for Rue Sainte-Catherine between De Bleury and Mansfield and two years for Square Phillips, Place du Frère-André and adjacent streets. Construction should be completed in 2022. The city is examining the possibility of working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on the project, and intends to consult stakeholders about this.

  • Huge inflatable structures to enhance the project

    10 months ago
    The architecture firm Kanva was the winner of the Sainte-Catherine design contest! The purpose of the contest that the city launched in March was to find the best possible concept to enhance the Sainte-Catherine Ouest redesign project. The winning concept consists of a series of inflatable structures that will be set up across the site to shelter and protect users and the area in a fun and lively way. Once assembled, the structures form a vault over work areas and pedestrian zones. The gaps between structures allow passerby to see businesses easily. Structures can be moved and assembled quickly all... Continue reading
    The architecture firm Kanva was the winner of the Sainte-Catherine design contest! The purpose of the contest that the city launched in March was to find the best possible concept to enhance the Sainte-Catherine Ouest redesign project. The winning concept consists of a series of inflatable structures that will be set up across the site to shelter and protect users and the area in a fun and lively way. Once assembled, the structures form a vault over work areas and pedestrian zones. The gaps between structures allow passerby to see businesses easily. Structures can be moved and assembled quickly all across the project. In addition to these elements, there is an information booth and several utility modules. A fantastic attraction during the construction project!



  • $4.9 million for PRAM Sainte-Catherine Ouest

    10 months ago

    Thanks to the "Programme Réussir à Montréal" (PRAM) - Sainte-Catherine Ouest, financial measures will be implemented for business owners who could be affected by this major construction program. PRAM Sainte-Catherine Ouest, with a $4.9 million budget, has two parts:

    -During construction, various measures to support business activity will include activities on the street and effective communications tools to direct passersby. Specific projects will also be implemented as part of the program. To this end, an advisory committee composed of business partners on Rue Sainte-Catherine is being created. Its role is to evaluate and approve proposed project as part of this... Continue reading

    Thanks to the "Programme Réussir à Montréal" (PRAM) - Sainte-Catherine Ouest, financial measures will be implemented for business owners who could be affected by this major construction program. PRAM Sainte-Catherine Ouest, with a $4.9 million budget, has two parts:

    -During construction, various measures to support business activity will include activities on the street and effective communications tools to direct passersby. Specific projects will also be implemented as part of the program. To this end, an advisory committee composed of business partners on Rue Sainte-Catherine is being created. Its role is to evaluate and approve proposed project as part of this support program for business owners.

    -When construction is complete, a renovation assistance program will be offered.


  • Discover the future Sainte-Cath

    over 2 years ago
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    The future Rue Sainte-Catherine will fill the need for more pedestrian space, seating areas, patios for enjoying the sun, as well as healthier and more trees.

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    The future Rue Sainte-Catherine will fill the need for more pedestrian space, seating areas, patios for enjoying the sun, as well as healthier and more trees.

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  • Square Phillips

    over 2 years ago
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    As part of the Sainte-Catherine s’ouvre à vos idées public consultation initiative, Montréal organized several consultation activities. Retailers, residents as well as public planning and development experts were called upon to reflect on the future of Phillips Square and Beaver Hall Square and Place du Frère André. A number of studies were also carried out.

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    As part of the Sainte-Catherine s’ouvre à vos idées public consultation initiative, Montréal organized several consultation activities. Retailers, residents as well as public planning and development experts were called upon to reflect on the future of Phillips Square and Beaver Hall Square and Place du Frère André. A number of studies were also carried out.

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