Sainte-Catherine Ouest Project


Heated sidewalks : Montréal takes inspiration from Nordic cities to make this project a success!

Pierre Desrochers, chair of the executive committee, is heading out on a mission to visit Oslo, Norway; Helsinki, Finland: and Reykjavik, Iceland from Saturday, February 4 to Saturday, February 11. The objective is to learn from the experience and expertise of cities that have installed heated sidewalks on commercial streets and identify best practices. Desrochers will be accompanied by two engineers and managers who are working actively on the project.


This mission will make it possible to improve the Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest redevelopment project. Installing heated siedewalks and evaluating their impacts are part of the project's plans. Heated sidewalks would make Canada's second largest commercial street safer and more accessible for Montrealers and visitors in wintertime.




Heated sidewalks : Montréal takes inspiration from Nordic cities to make this project a success!

Pierre Desrochers, chair of the executive committee, is heading out on a mission to visit Oslo, Norway; Helsinki, Finland: and Reykjavik, Iceland from Saturday, February 4 to Saturday, February 11. The objective is to learn from the experience and expertise of cities that have installed heated sidewalks on commercial streets and identify best practices. Desrochers will be accompanied by two engineers and managers who are working actively on the project.


This mission will make it possible to improve the Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest redevelopment project. Installing heated siedewalks and evaluating their impacts are part of the project's plans. Heated sidewalks would make Canada's second largest commercial street safer and more accessible for Montrealers and visitors in wintertime.



  • Construction to begin in January 2018

    4 months ago

    Construction on Rue Sainte-Catherine will begin early in 2018. This decision was made to avoid another major construction area during the festivities for Montreal's 375 th anniversary and not to interfere with the holiday shopping season. At present, the estimated duration is still two years for Rue Sainte-Catherine between De Bleury and Mansfield and two years for Square Phillips, Place du Frère-André and adjacent streets. Construction should be completed in 2022. The city is examining the possibility of working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on the project, and intends to consult stakeholders about this.

    Construction on Rue Sainte-Catherine will begin early in 2018. This decision was made to avoid another major construction area during the festivities for Montreal's 375 th anniversary and not to interfere with the holiday shopping season. At present, the estimated duration is still two years for Rue Sainte-Catherine between De Bleury and Mansfield and two years for Square Phillips, Place du Frère-André and adjacent streets. Construction should be completed in 2022. The city is examining the possibility of working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on the project, and intends to consult stakeholders about this.

  • Huge inflatable structures to enhance the project

    4 months ago
    The architecture firm Kanva was the winner of the Sainte-Catherine design contest! The purpose of the contest that the city launched in March was to find the best possible concept to enhance the Sainte-Catherine Ouest redesign project. The winning concept consists of a series of inflatable structures that will be set up across the site to shelter and protect users and the area in a fun and lively way. Once assembled, the structures form a vault over work areas and pedestrian zones. The gaps between structures allow passerby to see businesses easily. Structures can be moved and assembled quickly all... Continue reading
    The architecture firm Kanva was the winner of the Sainte-Catherine design contest! The purpose of the contest that the city launched in March was to find the best possible concept to enhance the Sainte-Catherine Ouest redesign project. The winning concept consists of a series of inflatable structures that will be set up across the site to shelter and protect users and the area in a fun and lively way. Once assembled, the structures form a vault over work areas and pedestrian zones. The gaps between structures allow passerby to see businesses easily. Structures can be moved and assembled quickly all across the project. In addition to these elements, there is an information booth and several utility modules. A fantastic attraction during the construction project!



  • $4.9 million for PRAM Sainte-Catherine Ouest

    4 months ago

    Thanks to the "Programme Réussir à Montréal" (PRAM) - Sainte-Catherine Ouest, financial measures will be implemented for business owners who could be affected by this major construction program. PRAM Sainte-Catherine Ouest, with a $4.9 million budget, has two parts:

    -During construction, various measures to support business activity will include activities on the street and effective communications tools to direct passersby. Specific projects will also be implemented as part of the program. To this end, an advisory committee composed of business partners on Rue Sainte-Catherine is being created. Its role is to evaluate and approve proposed project as part of this... Continue reading

    Thanks to the "Programme Réussir à Montréal" (PRAM) - Sainte-Catherine Ouest, financial measures will be implemented for business owners who could be affected by this major construction program. PRAM Sainte-Catherine Ouest, with a $4.9 million budget, has two parts:

    -During construction, various measures to support business activity will include activities on the street and effective communications tools to direct passersby. Specific projects will also be implemented as part of the program. To this end, an advisory committee composed of business partners on Rue Sainte-Catherine is being created. Its role is to evaluate and approve proposed project as part of this support program for business owners.

    -When construction is complete, a renovation assistance program will be offered.


  • Discover the future Sainte-Cath

    almost 2 years ago
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    The future Rue Sainte-Catherine will fill the need for more pedestrian space, seating areas, patios for enjoying the sun, as well as healthier and more trees.

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    The future Rue Sainte-Catherine will fill the need for more pedestrian space, seating areas, patios for enjoying the sun, as well as healthier and more trees.

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  • Square Phillips

    almost 2 years ago
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    As part of the Sainte-Catherine s’ouvre à vos idées public consultation initiative, Montréal organized several consultation activities. Retailers, residents as well as public planning and development experts were called upon to reflect on the future of Phillips Square and Beaver Hall Square and Place du Frère André. A number of studies were also carried out.

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    As part of the Sainte-Catherine s’ouvre à vos idées public consultation initiative, Montréal organized several consultation activities. Retailers, residents as well as public planning and development experts were called upon to reflect on the future of Phillips Square and Beaver Hall Square and Place du Frère André. A number of studies were also carried out.

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