Commercial Street Culture


Our very own commercial street culture where goods and services are offered to consumers and passersby and where various commercial and promotional activities take place including colorful sidewalk sales. Activities organized on a regular basis by each of the local SDC - Société de développement commercial. 

Typical Montreal commercial streets with similar characteristics such as at least one kilometer long and with at least 50 or up to 300 to 400 local retail businesses, most of them being independently owned.

Ahuntsic-Cartierville Borough


Fleury Street

  • between Papineau Avenue and J.-J.-Gagnier Street
  • between St-Hubert Street and Papineau Avenue
  • between Meilleur Street and St-Laurent Boulevard

Promenade Fleury

  • between St-Hubert Street and Papineau Avenue

Henri-Bourassa Boulevard

  • between Meilleur Street and Lajeunesse Street

Lajeunesse Street

  • between Crémazie Boulevard and Frémont Street
  • between de Port-Royal Street and Gouin Boulevard

De Salaberry Street

  • between Laurentien Boulevard and Poincaré Street

Gouin Boulevard East

  • between Laurentien Boulevard and Fréchette Street

Anjou Borough


A commercial street culture that needs to be discovered and documented by foot camera in hand. 

Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Borough


de la Côte-des-Neiges Road

  • between de la Côte-Ste-Catherine Road and du Frère- André Street
  • parts of Lacombe, Gatineau and Swail Avenues

Darlington Avenue

  • between Bates Road and Van Horne Avenue

Décarie Boulevard

  • between de la Côte-St-Antoine Road and the limits of the City of Mount-Royal

Jean-Talon Street

  • between Décarie Boulevard and de Dieppe Avenue

Monkland Avenue

  • between Girouard Avenue and Grand Boulevard

Queen Mary Road

  • between Ponsard Avenue and Clanranald Avenue

Saint-Jacques Street

  • between Décarie Boulevard and Elmhurst Avenue

Sherbrooke West Street

  • between Grey Avenue and Cavendish Boulevard

Somerled Avenue

  • between Grand Boulevard and Walkley Avenue

Upper-Lachine Road

  • between Girouard Avenue and St-Jacques Street

Van Horne Avenue

  • betweenLemieux Street and Lavoie Street

Victoria Avenue

  • between Jean-Talon Street and Édouard-Montpetit Boulevard

Lachine Borough


  • Notre-Dame Street

  • Provost Street
  • St-Jacques Street
  • St-Joseph Boulevard
  • 32e Remembrance Street

  • Victoria Street

  • 45e Avenue

LaSalle Borough


Dollard Avenue

  • between Newman Boulevard and De la Vérendrye Boulevard

Newman Boulevard

  • between Angrignon Boulevard and Dollard Avenue

Le Plateau-Mont-Royal Borough


Bernard Street

  • between St-Laurent Boulevard and Hutchison Street

Duluth Street

  • between St-Urbain Street and St-Hubert Street

Du Parc Avenue

  • between Sherbrooke Street and Léo-Parizeau Street
  • between Mont-Royal West Avenue and Van Horne Avenue

Laurier Avenue

  • between St-Laurent Boulevard and Hutchison Street
  • between de Brébeuf Street and Papineau Avenue

Mont-Royal Avenue

  • between du Parc Avenue and d'Iberville Street

Papineau Avenue

  • between Rachel East Street and St-Grégoire Street

Prince-Arthur Street

  • between Clark Street and Laval Avenue

Rachel Street

  • between St-Denis Street and du Parc-La Fontaine Avenue

Saint-Denis Street

  • between Sherbrooke East Street and Laurier East Avenue

Saint-Laurent Boulevard

  • between Sherbrooke Street and Van Horne Avenue

Fairmount Street

  • between St-Laurent Boulevard and Hutchison Street

St-Viateur Street

  • between de Gaspé Street and du Parc Avenue

Roy Stret

  • between St-Laurent Boulevard and du Parc-La Fontaine Avenue

Le Sud-Ouest Borough


  • Monk Boulevard
  • Quartier du Canal
  • Pointe Saint Charles

L'Ile-Bizard-Sainte-Genevieve Borough


A commercial street culture that needs to be discovered and documented by foot, camera in hand. 

Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve Borough


Beaubien Street

  • from d'Albany to Mignault Streets

Hochelaga Street

  • from Curatteau to Taillon Streets
  • from Dickson to Du Quesne Streets

Ontario Street

  • from Darling Street to Pie-IX Boulevard
  • from Moreau to Darling Streets
  • from Pie-IX Boulevard to Bennett Avenue

Ste-Catherine Street

  • from Bourbonnière Avenue to Viau Street
  • from Moreau Street to Bourbonnière Avenue

Sherbrooke Street

  • from Baldwin to Aubry Streets
  • from Viau Street to Highway 25

Montreal-Nord Borough


A commercial street culture that needs to be discovered and documented by foot, camera in hand. 

Outremont Borough


A commercial street culture that needs to be discovered and documented. More needs to be disvovered and documented by foot, camera in hand. 

Pierrefonds-Roxboro Borough


A commercial street culture that needs to be discovered and documented by foot, camera in hand. 

Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles Borough


Sherbrooke Street East

  • Commercial segments from Marien Avenue to the tip of the Island.

Maurice-Duplessis Boulevard East

  • Commercial segments fro Highway 25 to Rivière-des-Prairies Boulevard.

St-Jean-Baptiste Boulevard

  • between René-Lévesque and De Montigny Streets
  • between Sherbrooke Street and Highway 40

Notre-Dame Street East

  • between 1st and 13th Avenues

Henri-Bourassa Boulevard East

  • from around Highway 25 to Marco-Polo Avenue and 54th to 64th Avenues.

André-Ampère Avenue

  • between Copernic and the 25th Avenue

Rivière-des-Prairies Boulevard

  • between Henri-Bourassa and Maurice-Duplessis Boulevard East

Rodolphe-Forget Boulevard

  • between Louis-Dessaules Avenue and Perras Boulevard

Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie Borough


Beaubien Street

  • between St-Laurent Boulevard and St-Denis Street
  • between Papineau Avenue and Boyer Street
  • between 35th and 41st Avenue

Papineau Street

  • between des Carrières and St-Zotique Streets

Beaubien Street

  • between St-Laurent Boulevard and St-Denis Street

Bélanger Street

  • between Garnier Street and St-Michel Boulevard

Masson Street

  • between d'Iberville and 12th Avenue

St-Hubert Street

  • between Bellechasse and Jean-Talon Streets

La Petite Italie

  • The quandrangal formed by St-Laurent Boulevard and Jean-Talon, Drolet and St-Zotique Streets.

Saint-Laurent Borough


A commercial street culture that needs to be discovered and documented by foot, camera in hand. 

Saint-Léonard Borough


Jean-Talon Street East

  • between Viau Boulevard and de la Villanelle Street

Verdun Borough Commercial Street Culture


In Verdun, the commercial street culture is composed of more than 250 retail businesses and professional offices scattered on 13 streets and segments. More needs to be disvovered and documented by foot, camera in hand though. 

Ville-Marie Borough


St-Laurent Boulevard

  • between René-Lévesque Boulevard and Sherbrooke Street

Jacques-Cartier Square

  • between de la Commune and Notre-Dame Streets

Amherst Street

  • between René-Lévesque Boulevard and Ontario Street

Bishop Street

  • between  René-Lévesque Boulevard and Sherbrooke Street

Crescent Street

  • between René-Lévesque Boulevard and Sherbrooke Street

Émery Street

  • between Sanguinet and St-Denis Streets

McGill Street

  • between de la Commune and St-Antoine Streets

de la Montagne Street

  • between de Maisonneuve Boulevard and Sherbrooke Street

Notre-Dame Street West

  • between McGill Street and St-Laurent Boulevard

Ontario Street East

  • between Sanguinet and L'Espérance Streets

Peel Street

  • between René-Lévesque Boulevard and Sherbrooke Street

St-Denis Street

  • between René-Lévesque Boulevard and Sherbrooke Street

St-Paul Street

  • between McGill and de Bonsecours Streets

 Ste-Catherine Street East

  • between Berri and Cartier Streets

Ste-Catherine Street West

  • between Atwater Avenue and Berri Street

Sherbrooke Street West

  • between Guy and Peel Streets

St-Laurent Boulevard

  • between René-Lévesque Boulevard and Viger Street

Clark Street

  • between René-Lévesque Boulevard and Viger Street

La Gauchetière Street West

  • between Côté and St-Dominique Streets

St-Urbain Steet

  • between René-Lévesque Boulevard and Viger Street

Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension Borough


Jarry Street

  • between d'Iberville Street and Pie-IX Boulevard
  • between St-Laurent Boulevard and d'Iberville Street

Jean-Talon Street

  • between de L'Acadie Boulevard and Hutchison Street
  • betweem Papineau and de Lorimier Avenues

St-Hubert Street

  • between Jean-Talon and du Rosaire Streets

St-Michel Boulevard

  • between Crémazie Boulevard amd the Railway Tracks

Villeray Street

  • between St-Laurent Boulevard and Papineau Avenue

Montreal SHOPPING Kit

Commercial Street Culture by Rachel Louise Barry

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Discovering the 60,000 or so companies established on the Island of Montreal.