09 Jan Griffintown Montreal A Neighborhood On The Rise
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Griffintown Montreal A Neighborhood On The Rise
Griffintown Montreal A Neighborhood On The Rise is about a newly developed sector of Montreal, barely a kilometer in size. It’s border stretch from north of the Lachine Canal to Notre-Dame St., and east from Georges-Vanier to the Bonaventure Expressway. Real estate wise, this area is part of the borough of Le Sud-Ouest.
An area rich with history and some wonderful architectural buildings, this southwestern part of Montreal stretches back to the 1820’s to the 1960’s as an industrial and working class neighborhood for mostly Irish immigrants.
In 2014, Griffintown became part of an ongoing movement to introduce a “Quartier de l’innovation” to lower Montreal, with the idea to create and foster creativity and entrepreneurship in the city. This focus has attracted a demographic of upscale, professional, high-tech and young millennials, than the other districts of the Sud-Ouest region. From a minimal population of 810 in 1971, Griffintown today has an untold amount of major housing complexes occupied and currently under development. According to statistics Canada ” Griffintown has had double-digit growth, but the area bordered by Notre-Dame, Guy and de la Montagne Streets saw the largest population boom in the metropolitan region, exploding by 642 per cent from 2011.”
Along with all these condo developments and new residents, a whole host of stylish restaurants, artisan bakeries, hotels, boutiques, high end grocers and stores have sprung up. One of the other great features of this neighborhood is if you work downtown, you can cycle to work, stroll out for a microbrew or some fromage Québecois…. The price point of this area is also more attainable for young professionals than it’s nearby Old Montreal.
I recently did a mini video snapshot of the neighborhood as it stands now in 2018. This neighborhood reminds me somewhat of Soho in New York and / or some of the other old industrial sections of Manhattan that went through transformation.
View or download the sales Griffintown Montreal sale stats from 2016 -2017
Popular places to go in Griffintown
La Bête à Pain – 195 Rue Young, Montréal, QC H3C 2E9 – (514) 509-8937
Yuki Bakery – 1744 Rue William #604, Montréal, QC H3J 1R4 – (514) 836-9968
Boulangerie L’ Amour du Pain – 323 Mountain St, Montreal, QC H3C 2B2 – (514) 846-4070
Patrice Pâtissier – 2360 Notre-Dame St W, Montreal, QC H3J 1N4 – (514) 439-5434
Restaurant Le Fantôme – 1832 William St, Montreal, QC H3J 1R5 – (514) 846-1832
HVOR – 1414 Notre-Dame St W, Montreal, QC H3C 1K9 – 514) 937-2001
Sushi Taxi – 1744 Notre-Dame St W, Montreal, QC H3J 1M3 – (514) 564-3434
Le Boucan Smokehouse – 1886 Notre-Dame St W, Montreal, QC H3J 1M6 – (514) 439-4555
Foxy – 1638 Notre-Dame St W, Montreal, QC H3J 1M1 – (514) 925-7007
Bistro Licence IV – 1524 Notre-Dame St W, Montreal, QC H3C 1L1 – (514) 938-8084
Chez Sophie – 1974 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H3J 1M8 – (438) 380-2365
Grinder Viandes & Vins – 1708 Notre-Dame St W, Montreal, QC H3J 1M3 – (514) 439-1130
These are just a small sample of awesome restaurants, there are many more
A neighborhood in southwestern Montreal, Griffintown is full of historic buildings, boutiques and restaurants, all within a short walk from the waterfront. Check out this list of restaurants that incorporate the culture and flavor of the city while still taking inspiration from around the world.
West Elm ( Furniture Store) – 995 Rue Wellington #100, Montréal, QC H3C 1V3 – (514) 861-2809
LUDOVIK (Furniture & Accessories) – 1318 Notre-Dame St W, Montreal, QC H3C 1K7 – (514) 678-6617
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams – 1057 Wellington St, Montreal, QC H3K 1V4 – (514) 788-8801
MUST Concept Store – 186 Peel St, Montreal, QC H3C 2G7 – (514) 509-8871
Ligne Roset Montréal – 197 Rue Young, Montréal, QC H3C 2E9 – (514) 509-5370
Whether you’re looking for furniture, ice cream, flowers, you’ll find all you’re looking for. View map and listings;
Griffintown Condo Projects
Hotels directly in Griffintown
Hôtel Alt Montréal – 120 Peel St, Montreal, QC H3C 0L8 – 855-823-8120