Knowledge Itinerary

Welcome to the SDC Côte-des-Neiges itinerary

Distance: about 3.6 km | Estimated time: up to 2h

Geographic location:
in between Édouard Montpetit boulevard and Chemin de la Côte-Ste-Catherine

Google Maps route: https://goo.gl/maps/noprsTPGY2T2

* NB Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, please note that the
itineraries may vary and that some locations may not be
accessible for visits. 

Photo : Pierre Lahoud – Le Devoir

You are about to take part in the first edition of the SDC Côte-des-Neiges itinerary, set up specifically to make you discover the area’s tourist and commercial attractions.

Throughout your itinerary, you will have the chance to discover, taste and find the best places in Côte-des-Neiges. We suggest that you can follow each stop and enjoy each one to the maximum. To assist you during the path, we put at your disposal the Google Maps Route. You can download it from many places with free Wi-Fi.

Do not forget to walk with your head up to enjoy every treasure the neighborhood contains.

1- The Placette

Free Wi-Fi available – Corner Côte-des-Neiges and Queen-Mary

You are currently at the very beginning of the course. La Placette is the gathering place par excellence. During the summer season, this place is very festive and vibrant! This little spot is peaceful, shady and away from the traffic of Côte-des-Neiges. Don’t hesitate to consult our web site for the programming of the Placette and his Facebook page.

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2- Saint-Kevin Church

5600 Côte-des-Neiges

At the exit of Brit and Chips, turn left and you will find this English-speaking catholic church which was inaugurated in 1953. Like the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges church, Saint-Kevin occupies the artery with its presence. It has a contemporary and refined architecture. They focused on architectural innovation and less on the richness of details. Doors are always open to visitors from 7:30am to 5pm and during masses on the weekends. Do not be embarrassed to go for a ride. 

3- Restaurant Tuk Tuk

5619A Côte-des-Neiges

Return to Édouard-Montpetit Street and cross the artery to this Thai/Cambodian restaurant which is very popular with everyone for its variety of dishes. This Thai/Cambodian restaurant is popular with everyone for its variety of dishes. In addition to a warm atmosphere, the Tuk Tuk is known for offering the sun on its plates, nothing less. Another super positive point, it’s a bring your own wine!  

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4- La Diperie

5647 Côte-des-Neige

Leaving the restaurant, turn right in a northerly direction on the artery and you’ll find this dairy who is definitely a favorite for the residents of the Côte-des-Neiges neighborhood during the summer season. You will find a cone of ice cream quite ” funky ” and original. Let yourself be tempted by your own creation! 

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Challenge : Take a picture of your cone and share it on Instagram with the #JaimeCDN 

Photo : La Diperie
Photo : Sainte-Justine

5- CHU Sainte-Justine

3175 chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine

Head north from Côte-des-Neiges artery and cross Côte-Ste-Catherine and turn right on it. A few blocks away you will see the CHU. This university hospital, which has existed since 1907, is the largest mother-child center in Canada and one of the largest in America. It was first created in a house on Saint-Denis Street with only 12 beds available. Sainte-Justine Hospital is rapidly growing with the support of women dedicated to the cause of children. It’s the only hospital dedicated exclusively to children and mothers in Quebec. It occupies this location since 1957. The colourful sculpture in front of the entrance is called La promenade des ours and was created by Michel Saulnier. If you walk along the bike path, you will find little bear cubs carve by the same artist. 

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6- Collège Jean Brébeuf

3200 chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine

You can cross Côte-Ste-Catherine street and you’ll see this private college who was founded in 1928. It’s relevant to know that before, the school consisted only of boys. Since 2013, the college is now mixed in some class. The architects Dalbé Viau and Louis-Alphonse Venne, designed this magnificent college and they also participated in the construction of the famous Oratory Saint-Joseph.

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Photo : HEC

7- HEC

Free Wi-Fi available – 5414 avenue Gatineau

To the left of the college there is the Université des Hautes Études Commerciales who was founded in 1907. The first building was created at the Square Viger. The one in front of you was inaugurated in 1996 and won an award for excellence in architecture in the category “Institutional Architecture.” The HEC is specialized in business and administration. She is the best management school in Quebec and 4th in Canada! 

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8- La Promenade Colin

5510 Louis Colin Avenue

Continue east on Côte-Ste-Catherine to Darlington Street. Turn right on Willowdale Street. Turn right to Colin Street where this green corridor was created by students of the University of Montreal in Landscape Architecture. The linear park was set up to allow passersby to rest and thereby grow herbs. In addition to being green, it makes this street section much safer, don’t you think? 

photo : quartierlibre.ca

9- Université de Montréal

Free Wi-Fi available – 3200 rue Jean-Brillant

Cross Édouard-Montpetit Street to the Université de Montréal metro station and follow the signs to UdeM. *You don’t have to use the metro* This University was founded in 1878 in the Quartier Latin and then moved in 1943 to the Côte-des-Neiges District. UdeM offers 17 different fields of study with more than 250 programs. The various pavilions are spread over three metro stations of the blue line. The building is designed by the Montreal architect Ernest Cormier, who also designed several works in Montreal, including the Nouveau Palais de justice in 1925. In front of you is the Roger-Gaudry tower, the emblem of the UdeM which is also called the Ivory Tower.

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Suggestion: come back from UdeM by Chemin de la Tour Street until the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery.