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!

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!



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!

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!


  • Consultation begins on the future development of Avenue McGill College: From avenue to public square

    6 months ago

    The Office de consultation publique de Montréal invites Montrealers to a resident think tank to imagine the development of a new public square in the heart of downtown. The OCPM was assigned to this task by Montréal’s executive committee, which aims to take advantage of the redevelopment of Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest and work on the Réseau Express Métropolitain to design the future public square.
    Avenue McGill College extends from Place Ville-Marie to McGill University. It offers a unique view on Mount Royal and is home to the city’s most prestigious buildings. It provides access to a number of businesses both...

    The Office de consultation publique de Montréal invites Montrealers to a resident think tank to imagine the development of a new public square in the heart of downtown. The OCPM was assigned to this task by Montréal’s executive committee, which aims to take advantage of the redevelopment of Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest and work on the Réseau Express Métropolitain to design the future public square.
    Avenue McGill College extends from Place Ville-Marie to McGill University. It offers a unique view on Mount Royal and is home to the city’s most prestigious buildings. It provides access to a number of businesses both underground and above ground. Soon, several public and private projects will transform this site, confirming its significance as an intermodal public transportation hub and trade and business centre.

    The Office will begin this participatory process by announcing dates of public information sessions and hearings, as well as putting city documentation online. Many other activities will be added in the weeks to come so that Montrealers can appropriate the square and take part in a creative vision of its future development. The details of these activities will be announced at the information session on October 4.
    During the information session, city representatives will present the project. The presentation will be followed by a public question-and-answer period. These sessions will be Webcast live on ocpm.qc.ca and Facebook (@officedeconsultationpubliquedemontreal).

    Information session

    Thursday, October 4, 2018, 7 p.m.
    Office de consultation publique de Montréal
    1550 Rue Metcalfe, 14th floor, Metro Peel

    Accessible to people with reduced mobility
    Free on-site child care available

    To learn more about this public consultation, click here.

  • Relocation of public utilities for the construction of the REM station McGill

    6 months ago

    At the De Maisonneuve West and McGill College intersection
    Beginning late September, for approximately one month Weekends, day and night

    In preparation for the construction of the future station McGill, the public utilities (sewer, water main, telecommunications network) located on De Maisonneuve West, at the McGill College Avenue intersection, must be relocated. This majority of the work will take place on weekends. To speed up work and minimize the impact on the sector, work blitz periods will take place during the day and night.

    Due to the complex nature of the work to be performed, the first intervention may cause...

    At the De Maisonneuve West and McGill College intersection
    Beginning late September, for approximately one month Weekends, day and night

    In preparation for the construction of the future station McGill, the public utilities (sewer, water main, telecommunications network) located on De Maisonneuve West, at the McGill College Avenue intersection, must be relocated. This majority of the work will take place on weekends. To speed up work and minimize the impact on the sector, work blitz periods will take place during the day and night.

    Due to the complex nature of the work to be performed, the first intervention may cause additional disruptions during the week. Beginning no earlier than Thursday, September 28, these will last no longer than two days. The other targeted weekends are as follows:

    - From Friday, October 5 (after the evening rush hour) to Tuesday, October 9 (before the morning rush hour)
    - From Friday, October 12 (after the evening rush hour) to Monday, October 15 (before the morning rush hour)

    All businesses and office towers will remain accessible during the work, as will the Montréal Eaton Centre parking lot and loading dock.

    To learn more about this work, click here.

  • First phase of work for the construction of McGill station of the Metropolitan Express Network – Beginning September 17

    6 months ago

    The first phase of work to build the McGill station on the Metropolitan Express Network will begin September 17. This work will continue through mid-December and their objective will be to relocate and protect municipal department infrastructures and public utilities.  


    Work schedule 

    Work will take place primarily during the daytime betweren 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.  


    As well, traffic will occasionally be obstructed at night or on weekends on Boulevard De Maisonneuve Ouest, at the intersection with Avenue McGill College.

    Impacts

    Work will create noise and dust. The eastern side of Avenue McGill College will be closed...

    The first phase of work to build the McGill station on the Metropolitan Express Network will begin September 17. This work will continue through mid-December and their objective will be to relocate and protect municipal department infrastructures and public utilities.  


    Work schedule 

    Work will take place primarily during the daytime betweren 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.  


    As well, traffic will occasionally be obstructed at night or on weekends on Boulevard De Maisonneuve Ouest, at the intersection with Avenue McGill College.

    Impacts

    Work will create noise and dust. The eastern side of Avenue McGill College will be closed to traffic, as well as the sidewalk on this side of the road. Drivers can take the western side of Avenue McGill College, which will be one lane each direction.

    To learn more about this work, click here.


  • In September, attend free shows by the "7 Doigts de la Main" company at Square Phillips!

    7 months ago

    This fall, the celebrations continue on Rue Sainte-Catherine! The borough, in collaboration with the city, is pleased to present "Cubes au Carré" by the 7 Doigts de la Main company.

    Every Friday in September, at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m., just before your evening downtown, take a detour to Square Phillips and attend an unusual 15-minute show by this internationally acclaimed collective, free of charge. "Cubes au Carré," a cross between modern dance, acrobatics, theatre and physical performance, will take your breath away.

    Don't miss this special occasion!

    This fall, the celebrations continue on Rue Sainte-Catherine! The borough, in collaboration with the city, is pleased to present "Cubes au Carré" by the 7 Doigts de la Main company.

    Every Friday in September, at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m., just before your evening downtown, take a detour to Square Phillips and attend an unusual 15-minute show by this internationally acclaimed collective, free of charge. "Cubes au Carré," a cross between modern dance, acrobatics, theatre and physical performance, will take your breath away.

    Don't miss this special occasion!

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

    8 months 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.

    Read more.

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

    8 months 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!

    9 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

    10 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

    11 months ago
    Christ church jour 2

    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

    over 1 year 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