Westmount

Westmount is an upscale, affluent, suburb in Montreal with a variety of residential and commercial property. In 1895 Westmount received it’s name as it was the south slope of Mount Royal. In 1897, architect Robert Findlay designed the beautiful Westmount Library (one of my favorites in the city) and City Hall. The suburb is approximately 4 square kilometres. In 2011 the population was about 19,931 people. Upper westmount features some of the most expensive homes in Montreal. Unique to Westmount, some of the properties boast exquisite views of the city and skyline, especially by the lookout at Summit Circle. The homes are majestic in their architecture possessing an old world charm. Lower Westmount architecture, below Sherbrooke St. consists of some beautiful Victorian stone brownstones and row housing with lots of color, charm and character. There are several enclaves in this community, some of which have both condos and rental apartments. Victoria Village on Victoria between Sherbrooke and St Catherine street has a great assortment of specialty boutiques, food shops and restaurants. In another section of Westmount sits Green Avenue, host to a large assortment of eclectic boutiques and a Cinq Saisons supermarché. There are many good schools both public and private to choose from as well as green parks like Murray Hill, and Westmount Park. The community is both English and French speaking with a slightly higher ratio of Anglophones.

The Best of Westmount

Detailed Westmount Street Map

Schools

To explore an interactive map of schools in this neighborhood, check out this map by the Fraser Institute which locates and provides the school rankings.

 

 

List Of Schools

 

The city is home to two CEGEPs: the public anglophone Dawson College and the private anglophone Marianopolis College.

The Commission scolaire de Montréal (CSDM) operates French-language schools in Westmount.

English-language public schools in Westmount are operated by the English Montreal School Board (EMSB). These include Westmount High School, its sister elementary school Westmount Park School and Roslyn Elementary School, which is significant for introducing the first French Immersion Program on the Island of Montreal in 1968.[15]

Westmount is also home to several private schools, including the Miss Edgar’s and Miss Cramp’s School, The Study and the French-language Villa Sainte-Marcelline for girls and Selwyn House School for boys.

 Demographics

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Westmount Eats And Shops

What a fantastic selection this neighborhood has, of restaurants, boutiques and marchés that dot that landscape of Sherbrooke Street West, Victoria Avenue below Sherbrooke, and Green Ave. From the Metro store on Sherbrooke which has one of the best selection of organic products to Cinq Saison on Green or National Grocer on Sherbrooke, there is no shortage of good food! Restaurant wise, there’s bistros like the Claremont on Sherbrooke, Tao for casual Asian cuisine on Victoria, Mimi & Coco’s awesome healthy salads on Sherbrooke, Vago, Cavallieros, Taverne on the square. Cool boutiques in Westmount Square, Yoga

I have been practicing yoga for ten years now and when I do venture out of the Plateau where I do yoga, Happy Tree Yoga Studio on St Catherine West is a great space with quality teachers and community. Click here to see neighboring Yoga Studios

Neighborhood Walking Score

Westmount Is Very Walkable

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