These days, when the sun rises over Old Montréal, we revel in the enormous pleasure of watching a bustle of activity. The neighbourhood feels like a neighbourhood again, with the entire panoply of services of an integrated urban environment. For just over two decades now, thanks to a handful of brave and visionary pioneers, Old Montréal has been going through a period of renewal, once again in its venerable history…
First, the number of residents has risen from a couple of hundred to about 6,000. Those residents lend authenticity to a neighbourhood that felt just a little bloodless 30 years ago. Now, again, there is a real community in Old Montréal.
In those same years, many offices opened up shop here, often in emerging industries. Today, there are over 1,500 offices, drawing over 40,000 workers to the area day after day. Which means a sizable business community now enlivens Old Montréal.
Meanwhile, the commercial offer has expanded and diversified considerably across the entire area. After the boutique hotels, signature restaurants and art boutiques came other innovative retail shops, opening their doors alongside those that were already doing business in Old Montréal.
And of course through this entire period of regeneration, the historic district remained the quintessential tourist destination for anyone interested in the origins of European culture in North America. All these things are also a daily part of what makes up the reality of Old Montréal, in addition to the high-quality heritage, museum and tourist offerings already in place.
Enjoy your visit!
ACCESS AND COMMUTING
IF YOU’RE WALKING:
Old Montreal has a bus line specially assigned to the city’s historic quarter (and the Old Port area): The 715 bus
However, there are several other bus lines going to Old Montreal:
The main bus lines:
IF YOU’RE DRIVING
> From the South Shore:
> From downtown:
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Phase 1: Old Montreal and convention centre area
> Gradual deployment zone (streets marked in yellow)
> Useful link: Montreal WiFi | Free wireless internet access
OFFICIAL TOURIST MAP
The official Old Montreal tourist map is available in five languages and can be obtained from a number of distribution points in the area.
Official Old Montreal Tourist Map – 2017 edition
TECHNO-HISTORIC TOURS – MONTRÉAL EN HISTOIRES
GUIDED TOURS AND BICYCLE RENTALS
INITIATIVE FROM A GROUP OF ESG UQÀM RESEARCHERS, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SDC OLD MONTREAL AND THE ASSOCIATION OF RESIDENTS OF OLD MONTREAL
This study is financed in collaboration with the FRQSC (Fonds de recherche Québec Société et Culture) and the Mitacs Accélération program.
The result of this research project, closed since July 13, will be available in the near future.
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