La Sainte-Catherine - Phase 2

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Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest continues its transformation

The project on the emblematic Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest between Rue De Bleury and Avenue Atwater aims at offering Montrealers and visitors a rekindled main street that will transform the downtown experience by giving pedestrians a central place in the public space.

Development between Rue Saint-Marc and Avenue Atwater

The city is reflecting on the redevelopment of the last stretch of the Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest project, between Rue Saint-Marc and Avenue Atwater. In order for this development to be harmonious with the previous portions of the project and to respond to the special features and needs of the area, the city is launching a consultation process and invites you to take part.

You have until December 18, 2022 to share your comments by responding to the online survey and to share your ideas on the interactive map!

Your participation will allow us to offer an improved experience for all users.

Overview of the development phases of Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest project:

Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest continues its transformation

The project on the emblematic Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest between Rue De Bleury and Avenue Atwater aims at offering Montrealers and visitors a rekindled main street that will transform the downtown experience by giving pedestrians a central place in the public space.

Development between Rue Saint-Marc and Avenue Atwater

The city is reflecting on the redevelopment of the last stretch of the Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest project, between Rue Saint-Marc and Avenue Atwater. In order for this development to be harmonious with the previous portions of the project and to respond to the special features and needs of the area, the city is launching a consultation process and invites you to take part.

You have until December 18, 2022 to share your comments by responding to the online survey and to share your ideas on the interactive map!

Your participation will allow us to offer an improved experience for all users.

Overview of the development phases of Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest project:

  • Share your ideas with us !

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    Participe in the redevelopment of the Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, between Rue Saint-Marc and Avenue Atwater !

    The City of Montreal is reflecting on the redevelopment of the last stretch of the Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest project, between Rue Saint-Marc and Avenue Atwater.

    You are cordially invited to share your ideas and vision with us until December 18th 2022 by participating in the following activities:

    Your participation will help us offer an improved experience for all users.

    Learn more about consultation activities related to this section of Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest.

  • Results of the Participation Initiative Announced

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    The consultation report regarding the Sainte-Catherine Ouest Project between Rue Bishop and Saint-Marc is now available. The results of the consultation that took place last summer – which included an online survey and two participative workshops – point to a strong desire to improve the pedestrian experience by integrating more trees and plants, adding more spaces for socializing and resting, all while strengthening the distinctive character of this emblematic commercial road.

    Thanks again to all those who participated!

    For further details, please view the online report.

  • More than 30 workshop participants and more than 450 survey respondents!

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    Thank you to everyone who participated in the consultation workshop on Tuesday July 12 and/or completed the survey on the redevelopment of Rue Sainte-Catherine West between Rue Bishop and Rue Saint-Marc.

    These activities were aimed at better understanding residents’ needs and aspirations, to help refine the redevelopment project for this portion of the street while also improving the pedestrian experience and enhancing the distinctive character of this renowned commercial artery.

    The workshop and survey results will be documented in a report by TACT Communications, to be published on this site in fall 2022.

    These results will be taken into consideration by the city’s design team to ensure that the section of Rue Sainte-Catherine between Bishop and Saint-Marc meets Montrealers’ needs and vision. The selected concept is expected to be unveiled in late spring 2023.


  • Work will begin in 2023

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    The next phases of the redesign projects for Sainte-Catherine Ouest and Peel will converge in the same area. Work will also be necessary on Rue Metcalfe and Rue Mansfield.

    Given the scope of work to be done in this key part of downtown, Montréal has decided to combine the projects into one. Communications about the two projects will also be integrated to better transfer information to residents, businesses and users.

    In order to better plan the work and shorten the construction time, major work will begin in 2023. Only a few small-scale preparatory actions with limited impact are scheduled for fall 2022.

    Work in the next stage will be in the following areas:

    • Rue Sainte-Catherine O., between Rue Mansfield and Rue Peel

    • Rue Metcalfe, between Rue du Square-Dorchester and Place Mount-Royal

    • Rue Peel, between Boulevard René-Lévesque O. and Boulevard De Maisonneuve O.

    • Rue Mansfield, between Boulevard René-Lévesque O. and Rue Sherbrooke O.

    Once the contract has been awarded, details about the project will be presented during an information meeting scheduled for fall 2022.

    This work is part of phase 2 of Sainte-Catherine Ouest project, find out more here

    and in the continuity of the Peel project, find out more here.


  • Soothing and sociable

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    @Lemay, SNC-Lavalin


    Montréal will soon begin the second phase of work on the Sainte-Catherine West project. Remaking this commercial thoroughfare, west of Rue Mansfield, will greatly improve the visitor experience for Montrealers and tourists alike. In harmony with the first phase, the upcoming revitalization has been refined to take into account the specific needs of this unique downtown area.

    Work on Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, between Rue Mansfield and Rue Peel, will begin in 2023. It will begin below the roadway, where we find some of the city's oldest underground infrastructure: a water system built in 1862, a sewer system from 1876, and old electrical substations dating back to the expansion of the business district. Their complete replacement is critical and vital to the community.

    The redevelopment of Rue Sainte-Catherine between Mansfield and Peel streets will invert the street's usages in favour of pedestrians. With only one lane of traffic and the removal of on-street parking spots, more space will be allocated to pedestrians. Temporary stops for deliveries (maximum 15 minutes) will be allowed only on the south side of the street. Sidewalks will be widened overall by more than 60% to improve the flow of pedestrian traffic and rectify the lack of safe and universal accessibility.

    The creation of curb extensions (widened sidewalks beside intersections) for increased safety will also provide new views of Mont Royal from Sainte-Catherine.

    Most of the street's footprint will be dedicated to pedestrians, greening, the installation of new street furniture and creation of social spaces and terraces.

    Between Rue Mansfield and Rue Peel, nearly 30 new trees will be planted. In addition to greening, the widening of sidewalks will also allow for the creation of flexible zones for commercial terraces, animation and socialization spaces, and areas for artists and artisans. New street furniture elements will be installed to complement the signature Sainte-Catherine furniture line, such as high tables, benches and drinking fountains.

    The redeveloped Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest will be easily pedestrianized for special or seasonal events at various times of year, to further encourage local retail activities.

    The redevelopment of this major metropolitan commercial thoroughfare will increase comfort and safety while making the pedestrian experience more social and enjoyable. The creation of diversified, user-friendly spaces for all audiences will enhance the commercial offer as well as heritage buildings, in keeping with the city's ecological transition and economic development priorities.

    This development is part of Phase 2 of the Sainte-Catherine Ouest project.


    Find out more here.



  • Invitation: public information session

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    INVITATION TO A VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSION

    The city invites you to a virtual information session on the major Sainte-Catherine Ouest and Peel projects.


    During this meeting, the project teams will present:

    • Work completed in 2021

    • Street design concepts

    - Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, between Mansfield and Bishop

    - Rue Peel, between René-Lévesque Ouest and Sherbrooke Ouest

    • The work schedule.

    A question period will follow the presentation.

    A link to attend this virtual session will be sent to you upon receipt of your registration.

    Date : Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.

    Where: Online Zoom

    To register

    This session will be held in French.

    The session will be recorded and will be available for later viewing on montreal.ca.

  • The Transformation of Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest Continues

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    The transformation of Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, between Rue De Bleury and Rue Mansfield, is in its final stages. The completion of the first section (external links) will coincide with the start of the next phase (Lot 1) in the summer of 2022, with work operations slated to continue up to Rue Bishop.

    In keeping with the work already done east of Rue Mansfield, this next transformation phase is aimed at modernizing outdated underground infrastructures, including century-old sewer and water service networks, and improving urban infrastructures. These work operations will highlight the distinctive character of this iconic commercial strip by turning it into a pleasant and attractive living environment for all residents.

    Specifically, the following work operations will be performed:

    • Replacement of outdated underground infrastructures
    • Reconstruction of roads and sidewalks using concrete paving blocks
    • Widening of sidewalks and inclusion of a space for pedestrians to foster a greater sense of safety
    • Significant increase in the number of seated spaces (48 per cent)
    • Planting of 133 new trees (increase of 81 per cent)
    • Implementation of commemorative bronze plaques highlighting the heritage value and rich history of Rue Sainte-Catherine
    • Addition of distinctive new street furniture (benches, tables, bike stands) to allow various users to appropriate the street

    The 2019 public consultation confirmed the need to put pedestrians front and centre in the new infrastructures on Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest. Pedestrians will be able to benefit from an inviting Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest also made quieter by the removal of on-street parking spaces in favour of a larger and universally accessible pedestrian space. A temporary stop zone for deliveries will be preserved on the south side of the street.

    Pedestrians will also benefit from small urban squares and redeveloped spaces that can host cultural, artistic and commercial events. The entire stretch of Rue Sainte-Catherine will thus be developed so that seasonal and occasional events can be held year-round. Spaces for terraces will also be added to improve the user experience.

    When the work is completed, users and visitors to Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest will be able to enjoy a safer, more people-friendly and more attractive commercial street.

    To view perspectives of the next phase between Rue Mansfield and Rue Bishop, click here.

  • Combined work operations on Rue Peel and Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest in 2022

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    The municipal administration wishes to inform residents that the Rue Peel and Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest work sites will be combined in 2022 to ensure greater coordination between work operations and effectively manage impacts and mobility downtown.

    These work operations will consist of replacing outdated underground infrastructures. Subsequently, the roads and sidewalks will be redeveloped as part of the same work site.

    It’s important to reiterate that replacing the water and sewer mains is urgent and essential, as some of them date back to 1890.


  • Phase 2: Results of the Participation Initiative Announced

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    The consultation report on Phase 2, lot 1 (section Mansfield-Bishop) of the Sainte-Catherine Ouest Redevelopment Project is now available. The results of the consultation – which included an online survey and two participative workshops last fall – point to a strong desire to improve the pedestrian experience and make it safer while strengthening the distinctive character of Montréal’s commercial thoroughfare. Similar participation initiatives will take place for the other lots in the project. For further details, please view the online report.

  • Some 58 people take part in the consultation workshops

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    by uolivau,

    A heartfelt word of thanks goes out to all the people who took the time to attend the public consultation workshops on the redevelopment of Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, between Rue Mansfield and Rue Bishop. The workshops were presented on Saturday, November 16 and Tuesday, November 19, 2019.

    These workshops were aimed at gathering ideas and comments from residents on how best to accommodate the street’s various users (pedestrians, workers, tourists, stores, etc.) while highlighting the distinctive character of this section of Montréal’s iconic commercial strip.

    The results of these sessions will be presented in a report drafted by the Institut du nouveau Monde. The report will be made public on this Web site in the winter of 2020. It will take into account the answers of the 474 respondents who completed the online survey conducted between October 28 and November 22, 2019.

    All this information will be taken into consideration by the city’s design team, so as to ensure that this section of Rue Sainte-Catherine, between Rue Mansfield and Rue Bishop, meets the needs of residents and lives up to their vision. The concept retained should be announced in the early autumn of 2020.


    Redevelopment of Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest – Public consultation workshop – November 19, 2019 – Centre St-Jax

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