Running through Montreal’s central business district, Saint-Catherine Street is a popular place for shopping, dining and nightlife.
Saint-Catherine Street in Montreal
One of Montreal’s major streets is Saint-Catherine Street. It is a primarily commercial street known for its shopping opportunities and nightlife.
Saint-Catherine Street runs just over 11 kilometres from east to west through the core of Montreal. The road begins in the west at the intersection of Claremont Avenue and Boulevard de Maisonneauve O. The Grace Dart Extended Care Centre marks the end of the street in the east.
The street is easily accessible via the Montreal metro system. The street also connects with the Montreal Underground Pedestrian Network.
About the Area
Saint-Catherine Street intersects with many of Montreal’s most popular districts. From west to east it crosses through the Golden Square Mile, downtown Montreal and the Quartier des Spectacles.
One of the city’s most well-known performing arts venues can be found along Saint-Catherine Street. Places des Arts is a world-renowned multi-venue arts complex found just east of downtown Montreal. It is the home of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and the Opéra de Montréal.
Shopping on Saint-Catherine St.
Saint-Catherine Street today is home to over 1,200 stores. Shopping opportunities range from small boutiques up to large department stores.
The origins of the Saint-Catherine Street shopping district lie with the influx of giant department stores in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Early large retailers included Eaton’s, Simpson’s and Morgan’s.
Today, most large department stores have been converted into shopping centres. However, the Hudson’s Bay still operates on the street.
For more details on the area visit the official Tourism Montreal website.
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