• 30/08/2020

Shopping centers in downtown Montreal

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Montreal centre-ville

Montreal centre-ville

  • © Stephan Poulin
Montreal downtown has a wide choice of stores for shopping and several of the city’s largest shopping centers are there ! They are iconic : a quick overview of these centers and what they have to offer you !

Le Centre Eaton
705 rue Sainte-Catherine O.

Centre Eaton has direct access on Sainte-Catherine street but also via the RÉSO, the Underground city.

In 2014, Centre Eaton and Complexe les Ailes regrouped and started renovation to build one center. Today, the gigantic space, on several floors, welcomes more than 125 stores and restaurants ! It hosts in 2019 the first Time Out Market in Canada and the first Décathlon store of Montreal.

Centre Eaton
Centre Eaton

Place Montréal Trust
1500 avenue McGill College

Inaugurated in 1988, Place Montréal Trust welcomes a large choice of stores and restaurants on five floors. The mall is accessible by the street but also by two metro stations and RÉSO. Inside, you would find the famous spanish retailer Zara, the largest Winners store in downtown or the Indigo library.

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@trantbt

Complexe Desjardins
150 rue Sainte-Catherine O.

It’s in the early 1970’s that Mouvement des caisses populaires et d’économie Desjardins and the Québec government joined their efforts to build a real estate complex to respond to human, economic and commercial needs in this area. The inauguration took place in 1976.

The shopping centre is a multifunctional space : additional to the 110 stores and restaurants, it’s also a space for gatherings and events with more than 200 public activities per year!

Complexe Desjardins
Complexe Desjardins

Les Cours Mont-Royal
1455 rue Peel

Built in 1922 to welcome the Mont-Royal hotel, a real palace during the Années folles, it was the largest hotel for its time with its 1100 rooms. Today, while it has preserved its architectural heritage, the tenth floor’s building has four levels for stores and apartments. Accessible directly via the station metro Peel, it also has access via RÉSO.

Cours Mont-Royal
Cours Mont-Royal

Place Ville Marie
1, Place Ville Marie

No need introduction for Place Ville Marie : five office buildings, a wide esplanade that can accomodate an event program and a gourmet area surrounded by shops in a modern mall. The shopping centre was built between 1958 and 1962. Since then, it has continued to be modernized and adapted to its customer over the years. Place Ville Marie is defined as both a living and working environment. In 2019, the mall welcomed the Cathcart Restaurant and Biergarten, a friendly and festive gastronomic concept!

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Promenades Cathédrale
625 rue Sainte-Catherine O.

Built in 1987, the mall has its name from the fact that it was built under the anglican cathedral Christ Church. The mall is smaller than the other with its 60 shops and restaurants but it is at the heart of downtown and proposes an interesting commercial offer with notably Linen Chest, a unmissable store for interior decorations. It also has several access : by RÉSO and has direct access via Centre Eaton.