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 (or HoMa, for short) for its charming streetscapes, lush green spaces and community spirit.
HoMa 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 percent) working-class neighbourhood, HoMa 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.
HoMa 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 HoMa’s allure.
There’s no lack of things to do in HoMa, 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 HoMa summertime vibe.
- Family Activity
- Restaurant on site
- Free Parking
- Free admission
- Cooperatives and non-profit organizations
- Eco-friendly products
- Partner of Montréal Community Sustainable Development Plan 2010-2015
- Green Policy
Sainte-Catherine Street East from Bourbonnière to Viau