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City Overview

The downtown core dominates the retail market in Montreal. Street front opportunities along Sainte-Catherine Street West and de la Monrtagne Street remain the most sought-after locations; units do not remain vacant for long. Like Toronto, Montreal has an underground shopping area connecting the various office towers and public transit system. The suburban malls contain all of the traditional retailers but also big boxes that can't be found in Downtown Montreal. The suburban market is increasingly being serviced by power centres and outlet malls, in addition to existing neighbourhood malls that are anchored by grocery or pharmaceutical retailers.

Several important power centre projects have been developed recently on and around the Island of Montreal. Lifestyle centres are a new concept coming to Québec from the United States. This new type of shopping development combines retail outlets, office space, entertainment uses (spa, movie theatre, gym) and restaurants in an open and landscaped environment. Dix/30 on the South Shore is the largest example of this format in Greater Montreal along with Solar Uniquartier which is currently under construction nearby.

Things to do



Downtown Montreal, Old Montreal, Underground Pedestrian Network, Transit system, Train Terminus


Musée des Beaux-Arts et Musée d'Art Contemporain, Botanical Gardens and Old Montreal, Mont-Royal, Parc Jean-Drapeau, Ste-Hélène Island, Spas, Theatres

And be seen


Grinder, Makro, Joe Beef, Liverpool House, Park, Club Chasse et Pêche, Toqué!, Le Filet, Au Pied de Cochon, Queue de Cheval, Portus 360, Garde Manger, L'Orignal, Les enfants terribles, Méchant Boeuf, Imadake, Kinka Izakaya, Kampai Garden


Burgundy Lion, Vin Papillon, La Drinkerie, Bar George, La Distillerie, Cold Room, Pullmans, Joverse, Club St-James, Renaissance,

Be Merry

New City Gas, Flyjin,Santos, Soubois, Terrasses Bonsecours (summer only), 1909, Le Confessional, Peopl, Suite 701, Gogo Lounge, BSide, Rouge, La Champaignerie, Philemon, l'Assommoir

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Avi Krispine
1250 René-Lévesque Boulevard West, Suite 2800
Montreal, QC H3B 4W8
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