Mercier - Hochelaga-Maisonneuve is a borough in constant evolution who has kept a pleasant and warm atmosphere over time. In recent years, this borough has developed a reputation for being a booming place that remains true to its modest roots in the working class.
It's in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve that the iconic Olympic Stadium in Montreal has taken root, near the Biodome and Planetarium .
The neighborhood is home to 4 libraries, nearly 30 sports centers, and a wealth of choice for schools.
Young families, students and artists settle in the neighborhood while creating an eclectic mix of residents. Houses are affordable and many of them are considered heritage.
The variety of homes (many duplex, triplex and apartment buildings) has evolved to include a significant amount of condominiums. The Place Simon-Valois initiated the project of urban renewal in Hochelaga -Maisonneuve and the Faubourg Contrecoeur , still growing, did the same in Mercier.
This borough includes the Mercier, Tétreauville, Viauville, Contrecoeur, Préfontaine, Hochelaga and Maisonneuve districts.
Accessibility is an important attraction for Borough residents; it includes 9 metro stations, an express bus line and major arteries, such as Sherbrooke and Notre-Dame, which lead directly to the city center.
Ontario Streets and St. Catherine Street galvanize the local economy with a wide variety of small businesses. The Maisonneuve Market , a public market, as well as the Place Versailles , a regional shopping center, is popular with residents.
Among more than 80 parks and green spaces, the The Bellerive Drive is the most impressive because of its location along the St. Lawrence River and the various public events that take place there.