La Sainte-Catherine


La Sainte-Catherine : A street that has been 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 street that has been 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!


  • Construction on the Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest project to resume the week of February 11

    8 months ago
    After a few months' break, the city announced on January 22 at an information session that work on the Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest project would resume during the week of February 11.

    Overview of construction
    Work begins: the week of February 11
    Work schedule: Monday to Saturday inclusively (day and night). Work may take place 24 hours a day and on Sundays and holidays.
    Area where construction will take place: Rue de Bleury to Rue Robert-Bourassa (several different places)
    First construction location: Square Phillips to Boulevard Robert-Bourassa (February to May)

    Information session
    Some 40 merchants and residents attended the information session...

    After a few months' break, the city announced on January 22 at an information session that work on the Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest project would resume during the week of February 11.

    Overview of construction
    Work begins: the week of February 11
    Work schedule: Monday to Saturday inclusively (day and night). Work may take place 24 hours a day and on Sundays and holidays.
    Area where construction will take place: Rue de Bleury to Rue Robert-Bourassa (several different places)
    First construction location: Square Phillips to Boulevard Robert-Bourassa (February to May)

    Information session
    Some 40 merchants and residents attended the information session to learn more about construction work on this iconic Montréal street. If you weren't able to attend, you can read the document that was presented by clicking here.

    More information will be provided over the next few days.

    Do you have questions? Call our contact person at 514-867-9339.
  • Montréal unveils the new design concept for Square Phillips and Place du Frère-André

    8 months ago

    Today Montréal unveiled the new design concept for Square Phillips, Place du Frère-André and the neighbouring streets. This redesign, which will be more pedestrian-friendly, includes significant greening and preservation of heritage and historical characteristics.

    To learn more about the new design concept, see the press release.

    Today Montréal unveiled the new design concept for Square Phillips, Place du Frère-André and the neighbouring streets. This redesign, which will be more pedestrian-friendly, includes significant greening and preservation of heritage and historical characteristics.

    To learn more about the new design concept, see the press release.

  • Information Session for Construction Restarting in February 2019

    9 months ago

    Since work will recommence on Sainte-Catherine Ouest in February 2019

    You’re invited to an information session

    On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 6:30 p.m.
    at the Centre for Sustainable Development,
    50, Saint Catherine St. W. (corner Saint Lawrence), Clark Room

    To contact us: 514 867-9339

    Since work will recommence on Sainte-Catherine Ouest in February 2019

    You’re invited to an information session

    On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 6:30 p.m.
    at the Centre for Sustainable Development,
    50, Saint Catherine St. W. (corner Saint Lawrence), Clark Room

    To contact us: 514 867-9339

  • Montréal awards a Major Construction Contract to begin the First Phase of the Saint Catherine West Project

    9 months ago

    On Thursday, December 13, the Executive Committee approved the award of a major contract to Eurovia Québec Grands Projets Inc. to rebuild the underground infrastructures of Saint Catherine St. West, between Boulevard Robert-Bourassa and Rue De Bleury, heralding the restarting of work on the commercial artery in January 2019.

    This work is part of the first phase of the redevelopment project and includes the rebuilding of a combined sewer system, a primary and a secondary water main, a high-pressure water main and the construction of temporary bitumen pavement and sidewalks...

    On Thursday, December 13, the Executive Committee approved the award of a major contract to Eurovia Québec Grands Projets Inc. to rebuild the underground infrastructures of Saint Catherine St. West, between Boulevard Robert-Bourassa and Rue De Bleury, heralding the restarting of work on the commercial artery in January 2019.

    This work is part of the first phase of the redevelopment project and includes the rebuilding of a combined sewer system, a primary and a secondary water main, a high-pressure water main and the construction of temporary bitumen pavement and sidewalks over a distance of roughly 450 metres. The work has been divided into two packages which must begin simultaneously. The Western package, located between Boulevard Robert-Bourassa and Rue Saint-Alexandre, must be completed within a maximum of ten months, while the Eastern package, located between Rue Saint-Alexandre and Rue De Bleury, is to take a maximum of six months.

    “We’re reaching a new milestone today in this exciting project. We’re satisfied with the results of the call for tenders and we’re now assured of obtaining quality work at a fair price. I want to extend my thanks in advance to the merchants and all Montrealers for their patience and cooperation during the work which will soon begin. The final result will be worth it!”, said Mayor Valérie Plante.

    To maximize our chances of obtaining high quality tenders at a fair cost, we used an alternative means of award rather than selecting the lowest compliant bidder. The recommendation to award was based on a system of weighting and evaluation of tenders that takes into account not only the price submitted but also the work schedules. In addition to this alternative system, a bidder experience clause was included in the call for tenders to ensure that the successful tenderer has the required skills and know-how to carry out this major project.

    The first phase of redeveloping Saint Catherine Street West, including Phillips Square and Place Frère-André, will be completed in 2021. The project provides for wider sidewalks, a single lane of traffic allowing delivery to businesses through unloading zones, an intensive greening, distinctive street furniture, a whole new LED lighting system and free WiFi. Phase 2 of the project, taking place between Mansfield and Atwater, is planned to start in 2022. Redevelopment of McGill College Avenue to create a new, unique and vibrant public square constitutes phase 3 of the project and will begin in 2021.

    Throughout the project, XP MTL will be creating unique, eclectic programming to energize the downtown core. Other measures have also been put in place to minimize the impact of the work on merchants, such as PR@M Sainte-Catherine and a merchant assistance program.


  • An exciting program of events to enjoy Rue Sainte-Catherine while construction is underway!

    9 months ago

    Montréal invites downtown residents, workers, shoppers and tourists to enjoy a series of unusual experiences and events that will bring the area to life beginning in February 2019. To minimize the impacts of construction on Rue Sainte-Catherine, the company Groupe Sensation Mode has implemented XP MTL, a new experience downtown that will be held all year long to promote the fashion industry, the largest sector of retail trade in Québec.

    To read the press release (in French), click here.


    Montréal invites downtown residents, workers, shoppers and tourists to enjoy a series of unusual experiences and events that will bring the area to life beginning in February 2019. To minimize the impacts of construction on Rue Sainte-Catherine, the company Groupe Sensation Mode has implemented XP MTL, a new experience downtown that will be held all year long to promote the fashion industry, the largest sector of retail trade in Québec.

    To read the press release (in French), click here.


  • Public consultation on future development on Avenue McGill College | Still a few days to hear your opinion!

    11 months ago

    People who are interested in presenting an oral or written opinion to the committee can do so until Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. by contacting the Office de consultation publique de Montréal with their intention to do so. Call Gilles Vézina at 514-872-8510. Opinions will be heard beginning Nov. 6 at 7 p.m.

    You can also share your opinion online http://ocpm.qc.ca/mcgillcollege/opinions as a written contribution on a theme. A short questionnaire is also available to you there. Online contributions will be open until November 11.

    People who are interested in presenting an oral or written opinion to the committee can do so until Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. by contacting the Office de consultation publique de Montréal with their intention to do so. Call Gilles Vézina at 514-872-8510. Opinions will be heard beginning Nov. 6 at 7 p.m.

    You can also share your opinion online http://ocpm.qc.ca/mcgillcollege/opinions as a written contribution on a theme. A short questionnaire is also available to you there. Online contributions will be open until November 11.

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

    11 months ago

    In preparation for the construction of the future REM station McGill, the public utilities (sewer, water main, telecommunications network) located on De Maisonneuve West, at the McGill College Avenue intersection, must be relocated. The next targeted weekends are as follows:

    - From Friday, October 26 (after the evening rush hour) to Sunday, October 28
    - From Friday, Novembre 2 (after the evening rush hour) to Sunday, Novembre 4
    - From Friday, November 9 (after the evening rush hour) to Sunday, November 11

    To learn more about this work, click here.


    In preparation for the construction of the future REM station McGill, the public utilities (sewer, water main, telecommunications network) located on De Maisonneuve West, at the McGill College Avenue intersection, must be relocated. The next targeted weekends are as follows:

    - From Friday, October 26 (after the evening rush hour) to Sunday, October 28
    - From Friday, Novembre 2 (after the evening rush hour) to Sunday, Novembre 4
    - From Friday, November 9 (after the evening rush hour) to Sunday, November 11

    To learn more about this work, click here.


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

    12 months ago

    At the De Maisonneuve West and McGill College intersection

    In preparation for the construction of the future REM station McGill, the public utilities (sewer, water main, telecommunications network) located on De Maisonneuve West, at the McGill College Avenue intersection, must be relocated. Preparatory work is necessary in order to preserve existing facilities. The relocation work, which began on October 1, is being extended through October 12 and will be carried out in the daytime between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. This work cannot be interrupted while it is being completed. Therefore, schedules may be extended in order to complete the...

    At the De Maisonneuve West and McGill College intersection

    In preparation for the construction of the future REM station McGill, the public utilities (sewer, water main, telecommunications network) located on De Maisonneuve West, at the McGill College Avenue intersection, must be relocated. Preparatory work is necessary in order to preserve existing facilities. The relocation work, which began on October 1, is being extended through October 12 and will be carried out in the daytime between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. This work cannot be interrupted while it is being completed. Therefore, schedules may be extended in order to complete the work.

    Thereafter, relocation work will generally 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. The weekends on which this work will take place are:

    - From Friday, October 12 (after the evening rush hour) to Tuesday, October 15 (before the morning rush hour)
    - From Friday, October 19 (after the evening rush hour) to Monday, October 22 (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.


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

    12 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

    12 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.