Redevelopment of Avenue McGill College


Avenue McGill College, located in the heart of downtown, is one of Montréal’s most prestigious streets. It links McGill University to the north to Place Ville-Marie to the south, and some tens of thousands of students, workers and tourists travel along it every day.

Avenue McGill College is also rich in history. For a whole century, almost without interruption, promoters, owners, residents and designers envisioned a number of projects to transform it.

In 1984, this avenue became the subject of a public design initiative.. Avenue McGill College as we know it today, with its stunning views of Mount Royal, was protected thanks to action from Montréal residents.

The Avenue McGill College area is in full swing with the redesign of Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, the arrival of the Metropolitan Express Network downtown and major private investments in Place Ville-Marie and the Eaton Centre. In April 2018, the city announced its intention to transform this famous street and make it a vast, unique and dynamic public space that expresses downtowns vitality.


Avenue McGill College, located in the heart of downtown, is one of Montréal’s most prestigious streets. It links McGill University to the north to Place Ville-Marie to the south, and some tens of thousands of students, workers and tourists travel along it every day.

Avenue McGill College is also rich in history. For a whole century, almost without interruption, promoters, owners, residents and designers envisioned a number of projects to transform it.

In 1984, this avenue became the subject of a public design initiative.. Avenue McGill College as we know it today, with its stunning views of Mount Royal, was protected thanks to action from Montréal residents.

The Avenue McGill College area is in full swing with the redesign of Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, the arrival of the Metropolitan Express Network downtown and major private investments in Place Ville-Marie and the Eaton Centre. In April 2018, the city announced its intention to transform this famous street and make it a vast, unique and dynamic public space that expresses downtowns vitality.

  • Invitation to attend a citizen matinee meant to spark further reflection on Avenue McGill College’s new vocation

    3 months ago

    Montréal’s downtown is undergoing a profound transformation!

    Within this context, the municipal administration is rethinking its downtown core, including the prestigious Avenue McGill College. One of the steps in this process consists of defining the positioning of this space, that’s to say the role it should play, specifically in regards to the services it will offer and the activities it will host.

    Local and international experts across a variety of disciplines are cordially invited to weigh in on this issue over a period of two days, notably on February 28th and March 1st, 2019.

    Residents will then be invited to...

    Montréal’s downtown is undergoing a profound transformation!

    Within this context, the municipal administration is rethinking its downtown core, including the prestigious Avenue McGill College. One of the steps in this process consists of defining the positioning of this space, that’s to say the role it should play, specifically in regards to the services it will offer and the activities it will host.

    Local and international experts across a variety of disciplines are cordially invited to weigh in on this issue over a period of two days, notably on February 28th and March 1st, 2019.

    Residents will then be invited to a matinee public consultation regarding the future vocation of Avenue McGill College, to be held Saturday, March 2nd. Montréal Mayor Valérie Plante will attend part of the event.

    The recommendations arising from this exercise will be integrated into the development program that will be drafted in the spring of 2019. The program will act as a guide for participants in the design competition, which will be held in the summer of 2019.

    The municipal administration has mandated NewCities, an international organization dedicated to improving urban life, to oversee this exercise.

    Registration
    Click here to participate in the citizen matinee.

    N.B.
    A light lunch will be served after the event. In addition, a childcare service will be made available free of charge (registration required).

    For complete details on the event, please contact the NewCities team at the following address: events@newcities.org
  • Continued reflection on the future of Avenue McGill College

    4 months ago
    Downtown Montréal is undergoing a profound transformation. It is against this backdrop that the municipal administration announced in April 2018 its intention to rethink one of Montréal’s iconic streets: prestigious Avenue McGill College. This process began last fall when the Office de consultation publique de Montréal was given a mandate to solicit the public’s opinion on Avenue McGill College’s future development.

    The municipal administration is proud to announce that the reflection process will continue this winter! On January 9, Montréal Mayor Valérie Plante and executive committee member responsible for large parks, green spaces and major projects, Luc Fernandez, announced that...

    Downtown Montréal is undergoing a profound transformation. It is against this backdrop that the municipal administration announced in April 2018 its intention to rethink one of Montréal’s iconic streets: prestigious Avenue McGill College. This process began last fall when the Office de consultation publique de Montréal was given a mandate to solicit the public’s opinion on Avenue McGill College’s future development.

    The municipal administration is proud to announce that the reflection process will continue this winter! On January 9, Montréal Mayor Valérie Plante and executive committee member responsible for large parks, green spaces and major projects, Luc Fernandez, announced that the NPO NewCities was given a mandate to organize and carry out a positioning initiative aimed at identifying the role of the future Place McGill College, notably in regards to the services it will offer, the activities it may host, and the different uses that will be targeted.

    For further information, please view the press release on the subject.