Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve is a dynamic borough. Its trademark industrial landscape has, over the years, made way to housing responding to the needs of all. Numerous urban design projects have improved the area’s quality of life , which is why so many residents have chosen to call this place home.
You can tell from the Place Simon-Valois or the Faubourg-Contrecœur site that the borough is reinventing itself. In Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, residents have everything they need to keep in shape, learn, be entertained, eat, and work.
The Pôle Maisonneuve: Entertainment and Wonder
Concentrated in the Pôle Maisonneuve, one can discover the borough’s cultural, scientific, athletic, educational, and recreational facilities, from the Espace pour la vie, to the Olympic Park, and Hochelaga-Maisonneuve’s many institutions.
People from the entire region come to the area to visit the olympic installation, the Esplanade, the Maisonneuve Market, and the Biodôme and Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium.
The “New” Hochelaga-Maisonneuve
Over the last 10 years, a multitude of restaurants and specialized boutiques have set up shop in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, attracting a young, dynamic client base. New housing and public spaces and parks were designed and built, , including one along an abandonned railroad track, in the heart of the neighbourhood, to meet the needs of new residents. Despite these changes , the neighbourhood hasn’t lost it’s blue-collar cachet and heritage.
Just saunter over to Ontario and Sainte-Catherine streets to get a sense of how animated this neighbourhood can be.
The Mercier area is particularly diverse. While you’ll find apartments and condos, there are mostly duplexes, townhouses, and bungalows. It’s a calm part of the city, with numerous green spaces along the river, including the magnificent Promenade-Bellerive park.
Its sports facilities provide various recreational options, including the Annie-Pelletier indoor pool inaugurated in 2014, and the recently renovated Clément-Jetté Arena.
An Accessible Borough
Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve is one of the sectors most active in terms of new residential construction. Developers and new residents contribute to this dynamic, creating new housing and reconversion projects. Whether you’re looking for something that’s close to one of the 9 green-line metro stations in the sector, a townhouse or a large plex on a quiet street, Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve’s got it.
Over the last 12 months, the majority of its condos sold for less than $220,000. The housing market is also affordable for other property types, with many single-family homes selling for less than $330,000, and many duplexes for less than $420,000. Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve is ideal for first-time buyers, since many of its properties are eligible for the City of Montreal’s financial assistance program.
Check out the borough’s latest residential projects on the interactive Discovery Map at the Habiter Montréal website.