La Sainte-Catherine


La Sainte-Catherine : A major Montréal street being revitalized

Beginning in 2021, Rue Sainte-Catherine will offer you a brand-new experience in downtown Montréal. It will become a destination and an experience beyond a shopping street!

The sidewalks of the future Rue Sainte-Catherine, with only one lane of traffic running between them, will be widened to provide more comfort for pedestrians. This major street will become a connector between the public spaces around it, including the square in front of St. James United Church, Square Phillips, Avenue McGill College, Square Dorchester and the area around the Guy-Concordia station.

As well, existing green spaces will be consolidated to increase plant cover and create cool spaces for Montrealers during the heat of summer. This major street, which can be made pedestrian-only depending on the time of year and events, will become one of Montréal's star sites!


Construction break

After several months of preparatory work on the underground electricity network and sewer line rehabilitation, the Rue Sainte-Catherine project is on hold until next winter.


La Sainte-Catherine : A major Montréal street being revitalized

Beginning in 2021, Rue Sainte-Catherine will offer you a brand-new experience in downtown Montréal. It will become a destination and an experience beyond a shopping street!

The sidewalks of the future Rue Sainte-Catherine, with only one lane of traffic running between them, will be widened to provide more comfort for pedestrians. This major street will become a connector between the public spaces around it, including the square in front of St. James United Church, Square Phillips, Avenue McGill College, Square Dorchester and the area around the Guy-Concordia station.

As well, existing green spaces will be consolidated to increase plant cover and create cool spaces for Montrealers during the heat of summer. This major street, which can be made pedestrian-only depending on the time of year and events, will become one of Montréal's star sites!


Construction break

After several months of preparatory work on the underground electricity network and sewer line rehabilitation, the Rue Sainte-Catherine project is on hold until next winter.

  • Mandate given to the Office de consultation publique de Montréal for the Avenue McGill College development project

    13 days ago

    Last April, the municipal administration unveiled its new vision for downtown Montréal. Inspired and dynamic, this vision calls for a comprehensive review of the redevelopment project for the Sainte-Catherine Ouest thoroughfare, together with innovative mobility solutions and a large public space on Avenue McGill College. As part of the latter project, Mayor Valérie Plante today announced that the Office de consultation publique de Montréal has been given a consultation mandate. In the fall of 2018, citizens and all partners of the municipal administration will be invited to share their aspirations for this...

    Last April, the municipal administration unveiled its new vision for downtown Montréal. Inspired and dynamic, this vision calls for a comprehensive review of the redevelopment project for the Sainte-Catherine Ouest thoroughfare, together with innovative mobility solutions and a large public space on Avenue McGill College. As part of the latter project, Mayor Valérie Plante today announced that the Office de consultation publique de Montréal has been given a consultation mandate. In the fall of 2018, citizens and all partners of the municipal administration will be invited to share their aspirations for this place, which is destined to become an iconic site in our city.

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  • Énergir’s work on Ruelle Palace - From August 6th

    15 days ago

    As part of the repair work on Saint Catherine Street planned for 2019, Énergir will improve its gas network on Ruelle Palace, between Saint Catherine Street West and Cathcart Street, starting August 6, 2018, and continuing for three weeks.

    This work will take place from Monday to Friday between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., whenever possible.

    During the work period, Ruelle Palace will not be accessible to cars or delivery trucks between 6:45 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Vehicles will be able to use the alley outside of work hours.

    Please note that the work may occasionally impact traffic on Robert...

    As part of the repair work on Saint Catherine Street planned for 2019, Énergir will improve its gas network on Ruelle Palace, between Saint Catherine Street West and Cathcart Street, starting August 6, 2018, and continuing for three weeks.

    This work will take place from Monday to Friday between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., whenever possible.

    During the work period, Ruelle Palace will not be accessible to cars or delivery trucks between 6:45 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Vehicles will be able to use the alley outside of work hours.

    Please note that the work may occasionally impact traffic on Robert Bourassa Boulevard, which will remain accessible to pedestrians, cyclists and drivers at all times.

    Mitigation measures, regarding deliveries in particular, have been planned and communicated to the merchants located near the work site.

    Thank you for your cooperation. If you are concerned about any particular situation during the work, please contact Énergir’s Public Affairs department at 514-598-3449 or communications@energir.com
  • This summer, Rue Sainte-Catherine is full of surprises!

    about 2 months ago

    Montréal, in collaboration with Ville-Marie and La Tête de Pioche, is proud to present a colorful and fun-filled program on Rue Sainte-Catherine all summer long !


    Each day of the summer season, residents, workers, customers and tourists can enjoy a variety of shows and exhibitions on street corners, public squares and shop windows under the artistic direction of La Tête de Pioche. Through September 1, artists and professional street art companies will offer a unique experience on this iconic Montréal street.

    And there's something for everyone! Performances of all ...

    Montréal, in collaboration with Ville-Marie and La Tête de Pioche, is proud to present a colorful and fun-filled program on Rue Sainte-Catherine all summer long !


    Each day of the summer season, residents, workers, customers and tourists can enjoy a variety of shows and exhibitions on street corners, public squares and shop windows under the artistic direction of La Tête de Pioche. Through September 1, artists and professional street art companies will offer a unique experience on this iconic Montréal street.

    And there's something for everyone! Performances of all kinds, from music to dance to theatre, will enliven Square Phillips and the forecourt of Christ Church Cathedral. A variety of travelling activities will be featured on Rue Sainte-Catherine's intersections with Rue Union, Avenue Robert-Bourassa, Avenue McGill College and Rue Mansfield. Shop windows will come to life with shows and visual art that highlights the work of local artists. What better way to entertain passersby all summer long, from Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. !

    To follow the event on Facebook, click here.

  • Festive weekend in downtown Montréal, June 7 to 10, 2018 – Several traffic obstructions expected

    2 months ago

    From June 7 to 10, 2018, several major events likely to cause road network disruptions will take place in downtown Montréal.

    • Festival Grand prix sur Crescent, June 7 to 9

    • Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada (Parc Jean-Drapeau), June 7 to 10

    • Peel Formula, June 7 to 10

    • Francos de Montréal, June 8 to 17

    • Mondial de la bière, June 6 to 9

    • In order to facilitate travel in this sector, the municipal administration has produced a map indicating street closures and optional itineraries during this period. Please consult the Montréal Web site for all the information needed...

    From June 7 to 10, 2018, several major events likely to cause road network disruptions will take place in downtown Montréal.

    • Festival Grand prix sur Crescent, June 7 to 9

    • Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada (Parc Jean-Drapeau), June 7 to 10

    • Peel Formula, June 7 to 10

    • Francos de Montréal, June 8 to 17

    • Mondial de la bière, June 6 to 9

    • In order to facilitate travel in this sector, the municipal administration has produced a map indicating street closures and optional itineraries during this period. Please consult the Montréal Web site for all the information needed to better plan your trips. Moreover, in light of the numerous festivities planned, the municipal administration recommends that people use public transit when travelling downtown.

      Autoroutes 10 and 15

      Also note that as part of the construction of the new Champlain Bridge corridor, traffic obstructions are expected on autoroute 10 in Brossard and autoroute 15 on the island of Montréal. For more on the various obstructions, please consult the Signature on the Saint Lawrence Web site.

      The city is aware of the inconveniences that these exceptional events may cause and is taking all the necessary measures to minimize the impacts and ensure safety for people travelling on the streets of Montréal.

      Thank you for your collaboration.

      Information: 311

      Web site: ville.montreal.qc.ca/travel

      Twitter: twitter.com/Mtl_Circulation


  • Unveiling of the new Rue Sainte-Catherine concept

    4 months ago
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    The future Rue Sainte-Catherine will offer a new downtown experience.

    The street will be transformed to adapt to 21st-century urban and commercial realities.

    Rue Sainte-Catherine will be a destination and experience far beyond a commercial street.

    Read more.


    The future Rue Sainte-Catherine will offer a new downtown experience.

    The street will be transformed to adapt to 21st-century urban and commercial realities.

    Rue Sainte-Catherine will be a destination and experience far beyond a commercial street.

    Read more.


  • Financial assistance for business owners on Rue Sainte-Catherine

    8 months ago

    Financial assistance will be granted to business owners whose businesses may be affected by this major work site. This section details the various measures implemented to support commercial activity.

    The subsidy program for the rehabilitation of commercial buildings proposes the following compensations:

    • 40% of the cost of eligible work, up to a maximum of $50,000, $150,000 or $300,000, according to the size of the building;
    • 50% of professional design fees, up to a maximum of $4,000, $10,000 or $20,000, according to the size of the building.

    The subsidy program for the rehabilitation of...

    Financial assistance will be granted to business owners whose businesses may be affected by this major work site. This section details the various measures implemented to support commercial activity.

    The subsidy program for the rehabilitation of commercial buildings proposes the following compensations:

    • 40% of the cost of eligible work, up to a maximum of $50,000, $150,000 or $300,000, according to the size of the building;
    • 50% of professional design fees, up to a maximum of $4,000, $10,000 or $20,000, according to the size of the building.

    The subsidy program for the rehabilitation of commercial buildings will be applicable to property and business owners located within the perimeter of phase 1 of the work, namely on Rue Sainte-Catherine (Rue Mansfield to Rue De Bleury) as well as on the streets bordering on Square Phillips, up to Place du Frère-André.

    For more information, and to know how to have access to the program, please contact Noémie Lucas, economic development commissioner in charge of this file, at 514 868‑3140 or at: noemie.lucas@ville.montreal.qc.ca


  • $4.9 million for PRAM Sainte-Catherine Ouest

    over 1 year 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...

    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.


  • Square Phillips

    about 3 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.

    Read more.

    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.

    Read more.