The project

Redesigning rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest together

Rue Sainte-Catherine has played a significant role in shaping Montréal’s identity. With the shift beginning in the early 1900s, its focus quickly changed from residential district to commercial corridor. Today still, downtown Montréal's grande dame has the largest concentration of businesses in the city and is known as one of Canada’s busiest commercial thoroughfare.

Sainte-Catherine entices and entertains like no other street, boasting a vibrant social, cultural, and sports scene, the Quartier des spectacles, and much more, right in the heart of the city! Having carved out a unique identity, a national and international reputation, it’s no wonder that a growing number of Montrealers are choosing to live downtown.

An ambitious urban project

The Ville de Montréal is planning a major construction project to replace deteriorating underground infrastructure that is over a century old along a section of Sainte-Catherine Ouest.

Montreal would like to take advantage of the work being done to completely redesign Sainte- Catherine Ouest between Atwater and De Bleury. Once finished, residents and visitors alike will experience the fresh new look of an improved high-quality urban landscape.

Project area

  • In the Ville-Marie borough, at the heart of downtown Montréal
  • On Sainte-Catherine Ouest, between Avenue Atwater and Rue De Bleury
  • Nearest metro stations: Place-des-Arts, McGill, Peel, Guy-Concordia and Atwater

Key phases

The first phase of the project will involve the section between Mansfield and De Bleury and will include landscaping work on sections bordering Square Phillips (part of Union, Cathcart and Place Phillips), as well as the Square itself.

The second phase will cover the stretch between Atwater and Mansfield.

The rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest project will receive $710,000 in financial support as part of a $175 million funding agreement between the Quebec government’s Secrétariat à la région métropolitaine and the Ville de Montréal.