Sainte-Catherine Street East from Bourbonnière to Viau
- Family Activity
- Free admission
- Cooperatives and non-profit organizations
- Partner of Montréal Community Sustainable Development Plan
- Green Policy
Visitors know Montréal’s east end for its major attractions, such as the four Space for Life nature museums and the Olympic Stadium, while Montrealers know and love Hochelaga-Maisonneuve for its charming streetscapes, lush green spaces and community spirit.
Hochelaga-Maisonneuve is where real life happens: people getting on with their day-to-day, going to work, to the market, to school, to the park…it’s a thriving urban village with a friendly, small-town feel.
Historically a thriving industrial municipality and a largely francophone (90 %) working-class neighbourhood, Hochelaga-Maisonneuve offers a candid glimpse into Montréal’s francophone history. From recycled factories to beautiful churches to striking institutional buildings, the borough’s architectural landscape tells a tale of transformation and evolution.
Hochelaga-Maisonneuve now offers an eclectic mix of small local businesses. From the Maisonneuve Market to Promenade Ontario to Sainte-Catherine Street East, there’s always something new to discover, with a wealth of new restaurants, cafés, local artisans, designers and socially-responsible boutiques ever-adding to the neighbourhood’s allure.
There’s no lack of things to do here, either indoors or out. Maisonneuve Park offers a vast 4-season playground, and Morgan Park with its water fountain, beautiful landscaping and magnificent bandstand is a neighbourhood family favourite.
Each summer, Ontario and Sainte-Catherine Street East transform into a festive outdoor venue featuring entertainment and activities for residents and visitors alike. Streets are closed off to traffic, patios are buzzing, sidewalk sales abound and people just come out to experience the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve summertime vibe.
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