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Support for businesses

Our Economic Development Commissioner works to support the borough’s economic vitality. He advises and assists businesses, investors and businesspeople as they turn their plans into reality. He also promotes the development of our commercial arteries.

The Economic Development Commissioner is able to guide and facilitate your interactions with municipal bodies and borough departments through the following services:

  • Information on the financial assistance programs offered by the Ville de Montréal
  • Help with research, feasibility studies, start-up and organization of a new or expanding business in the borough
  • Support for and involvement with merchants and merchants’ associations (CDCs, street fairs, joint projects, creation of new associations, local events)
  • Forging connections between the different partners, contributors and stakeholders involved in the borough’s economic development

Contact information

To reach out to your Economic Development Commissioner:

Pierre Boudreault

Borough Office
5160 Boulevard Décarie, Suite 600
Montréal, Quebec  H3X 2H9

Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Entrepreneurship and financing

When you start a business, your planning needs to be well structured. It’s essential to get good advice in order to make well-informed decisions. At this stage, the support and free services offered by the experts at PME MTL can make a big difference.

PME MTL Centre-Ville serves entrepreneurs in the boroughs of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Plateau-Mont-Royal, Outremont and Ville-Marie and in the City of Westmount.

Sidewalk cafés

Are you a merchant wishing to obtain a permit to establish a sidewalk café on public or private property? If you would like to discuss your preliminary plans, contact our commissioner.

To learn more about the permit application process, click here.

Commercial signs                                                                                                                                                              

To install a new sign or modify the structure of an existing one, click here.