Sainte-Catherine Ouest Project


Architectural firm Kanva wins award of excellence 


Architectural firm Kanva won a 2016 Award of Excellence for its project to enhance the Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest construction zone. Canadian Architect magazine sponsors this annual award, which recognizes winning projects for the quality of their architectural design. The project distinguished itself from among Canada's best by the unusual character of this project, its boldness and its creativity. The awards ceremony was held in Toronto on November 30. Kanva was the winner of the "Vivre le Chantier Sainte-Cath!" design project.


For more information on the Canadian Architect 2016 Awards

For further information on the concours de design

To consult Montreal's press release


Architectural firm Kanva wins award of excellence 


Architectural firm Kanva won a 2016 Award of Excellence for its project to enhance the Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest construction zone. Canadian Architect magazine sponsors this annual award, which recognizes winning projects for the quality of their architectural design. The project distinguished itself from among Canada's best by the unusual character of this project, its boldness and its creativity. The awards ceremony was held in Toronto on November 30. Kanva was the winner of the "Vivre le Chantier Sainte-Cath!" design project.


For more information on the Canadian Architect 2016 Awards

For further information on the concours de design

To consult Montreal's press release

  • Construction to begin in January 2018

    about 1 month ago

    Construction on Rue Sainte-Catherine will begin early in 2018. This decision was made to avoid another major construction zone 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 complete 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 zone 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 complete 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

    about 1 month 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

    about 1 month 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.


  • New consultants for the project

    about 1 month ago

    Over the next few months, the city will launch a call for tenders to retain the professional services of engineering and urban planning consultants to design the project and oversee construction. These consultants will complete technical studies on heated sidewalks and specify their cost and impact on the project’s timetable. The technology to be used for the heated sidewalks is a hydronic system through which sidewalks are heated using a liquid made of water and glycol that is heated by an electric heater. An electrical supply is the solution that produces the least greenhouse gases.

    Over the next few months, the city will launch a call for tenders to retain the professional services of engineering and urban planning consultants to design the project and oversee construction. These consultants will complete technical studies on heated sidewalks and specify their cost and impact on the project’s timetable. The technology to be used for the heated sidewalks is a hydronic system through which sidewalks are heated using a liquid made of water and glycol that is heated by an electric heater. An electrical supply is the solution that produces the least greenhouse gases.

  • Sainte-Cath Works!

    10 months ago
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    A design competition is the alternative that Montréal has chosen to improve the Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest Project worksite. Keeping pace with Berlin, London, Paris and New York, Montréal - a UNESCO City of Design – shows that creative and innovative ideas can contribute to improve the daily experience of the construction project. Thousands of Montrealers, workers and tourists come to this iconic commercial street on a daily basis, where work is slated to start between Rue De Bleury and Rue Mansfield in 2017.

    The Sainte-Cath Works! Design competition aims to:

    • Change citizens’ perceptions of the worksite, making it attractive and... Continue reading


    A design competition is the alternative that Montréal has chosen to improve the Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest Project worksite. Keeping pace with Berlin, London, Paris and New York, Montréal - a UNESCO City of Design – shows that creative and innovative ideas can contribute to improve the daily experience of the construction project. Thousands of Montrealers, workers and tourists come to this iconic commercial street on a daily basis, where work is slated to start between Rue De Bleury and Rue Mansfield in 2017.

    The Sainte-Cath Works! Design competition aims to:

    • Change citizens’ perceptions of the worksite, making it attractive and lively;
    • Reduce negative impacts of construction work and detours;
    • Communicate on site regarding advancement of the public works;
    • Present the streetscaping project as it will be upon completion.


    You will also find more information about the competition on the Bureau du design website.


    The Sainte-Cath Works! Competition benefits from 100 000$ in funding from the Bureau du design of the Ville de Montréal made possible by support from the Secrétariat à la région métropolitaine métropolitaine as part of the implementation of the Entente Montréal 2025.

  • Discover the future Sainte-Cath

    over 1 year 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 numerous 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 numerous trees.

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  • Square Phillips

    over 1 year 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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