All my life was spent in these back lanes that were all similar, and of which odours, if my memory serves me well, were always the same, except, of course, during the changes of season.”
- André Major, in Montréal en prose, p.272
Map of the borough
Discover our neighbourhoods and browse the map to learn more about the quality of nearby services.
and New Residential Projects
In our boroughs, the real estate supply is varied. There are a number of new residential projects of all sizes, and with so many existing homes for sale, there's so much to choose from!
The borough Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve at a glance
Some facts and figures
- The One-person households are the most frequent (44%)
- 25 % of the population is aged less than 25 years old
- 76 local parks including Parc Bellerive on the riverfront
- 10 community gardens
- 2 outdoor pools, 3indoor pools, 3 wading pools and 6 water playgrounds
- 22 leisure, sports and community amenities
- 4 libraries and 2 maisons de la culture
- 3 arenas and 12 outdoor skating rinks
Why is there so much construction in the Borough of Mercier-Hochelage-Maisonneuve? This is one of the areas in Montréal where developers have been very active, both spurring and responding to an influx of new residents. Construction worksites are appearing everywhere and huge industrial buildings are being turned into lofts and housing co-ops. The borough’s Victorian houses are more colourful than ever, and the borough’s suburban-style property clusters are increasingly popular with young families. Innovation is everywhere as the modern residential developments of Place Valois or Contrecoeur bear witness. The borough is a favourite among today’s younger generation, which explains why it’s going through a revival. In the shadow of Olympic Stadium and close to Denise-Pelletier Theatre, the borough features several fine restaurants and offers plenty in the way of entertainment.
Neighbourhoods in this borough
Things to do
- Olympic Stadium (Wikipedia)
- Stade Saputo
- Le Musée du Château Dufresne
- Marché Maisonneuve
- Promenades Hochelaga-Maisonneuve
- Hôpital Louis-H. Lafontaine
- Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ)
- Régie des installations olympiques
- Hôpital Grace Dart
- Collège de Maisonneuve
- Christie Brown Viau
- Ville de Montréal (Arrondissement de Mercier-Hochalaga-Maisonneuve)
- Cie de Finance Household du Canada
- Section de la sécurité routière du Service de police de la Ville de Montréal
- UAP Inc.
- Fédéreration des Caisses Desjardins du Québec
- C.H.S.L.D Biermans-Triest
A few words about the area
“All my life was spent in these back lanes that were all similar, and of which odours, if my memory serves me well, were always the same, except, of course, during the changes of season.” (André Major, in Montréal en prose, p.272)
“The bells of Saint-Barnabé church told me to go back home to avoid mother’s reprimands… a kind of a ‘saved by the bell’…” (Je vis Montréal, Pierre Bourbon, in Je lis Montréal, 2005).
"It’s a neighbourhood for family life and there are therefore lots of activities because of the young children.” (CIBL, 101.5 Montréal)