Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (French pronunciation: ​[kot.de.nɛʒ.nɔ.tʁə.dam.də.ɡʁɑs]) is a borough (arrondissement) of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The borough was created following the 2002 municipal reorganization of Montreal. It comprises two main neighbourhoods, Côte-des-Neiges and Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, both former towns that were annexed by the city of Montreal in 1910.

Borough Hall, adjacent to the Décarie Expressway.
Borough Hall, adjacent to the Décarie Expressway.
Official logo of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
Location of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce on the Island of Montreal. (Grey areas indicate demerged municipalities).
Location of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce on the Island of Montreal.
(Grey areas indicate demerged municipalities).
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionMontreal (06)
Created1 January 2002
Electoral Districts

Mount Royal
 • TypeBorough
 • MayorSue Montgomery (PM)
 • Federal MP(s)Anthony Housefather (LIB)
Rachel Bendayan (LIB)
Marc Garneau (LIB)
 • Quebec MNA(s)David Birnbaum (PLQ)
Kathleen Weil (PLQ)
Pierre Arcand (PLQ)
 • Total21.4 km2 (8.3 sq mi)
 • Total165,031
 • Density7,697.3/km2 (19,936/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)514/438
Access Routes[5]

Route 138

Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce is the most populous borough of Montreal, with a population of 165,031 according to the 2011 Census.[4] It is an ethnically diverse borough, with 75 different nationalities present. There is also a large student population due to the presence of two universities, Université de Montréal and the Loyola campus of Concordia University.


The Décarie Expressway, which cuts through the borough, opened in 1966.

The colonization of the territory of the borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, located on the western and northern flanks of Mount Royal, began in the era of New France. In the beginning, Côte-des-Neiges was frequented by vacationing members of the Montreal bourgeoisie. The first inhabitants of the area worked in the tanning industry in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The area urbanized following the arrival of its first public and religious institutions in the late nineteenth century. The establishment of Université de Montréal in Côte-des-Neiges in the 1930s accelerated its growth.

Notre-Dame-de-Grâce was agricultural land prior to the arrival of streetcars in 1908. The inhabitants of the area were predominantly anglophone. The urbanization of this area occurred between the 1910s and the 1930s. The establishment of Loyola College (today Concordia University) contributed to the growth of the area.

Saint Joseph's Oratory opened on Queen Mary Road in Côte-des-Neiges in 1955. It is the most important pilgrimage site dedicated to St. Joseph in the world. The Décarie Expressway opened to motorists in 1966, in time for Expo 67. The construction of the expressway, which cuts through both Côte-des-Neiges and Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, resulted in the displacement of 285 families from their homes.


Located to the north and west of Mount Royal, it was part of the City of Montreal prior to the 2002 municipal mergers. It is composed of the districts of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and Côte-des-Neiges, and also includes the redeveloped neighbourhood Le Triangle.

The irregularly shaped borough is bounded on the north by the town of Mount Royal, on the east by Outremont, on the southeast by Ville-Marie and Westmount, on the south by Le Sud-Ouest, and on the west by Côte Saint-Luc, Hampstead, and Montreal West. The Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery is in the south east corner of the borough.

It has an area of 20,01 km² and a population of 163,110, making it the most populous of Montreal's boroughs.



Following the 5 November 2017 Montreal municipal election, the current borough council consists of the following councillors:

District Position Name   Party
 — Borough mayor
City councillor
Sue Montgomery   Projet Montréal
Côte-des-Neiges City councillor Magda Popeanu   Projet Montréal
Darlington City councillor Lionel Perez   Équipe Coderre
Loyola City councillor Christian Arseneault   Projet Montréal
Notre-Dame-de-Grâce City councillor Peter McQueen   Projet Montréal
Snowdon City councillor Marvin Rotrand   Coalition Montréal

Federal and provincialEdit

The borough is divided among the following federal ridings:

It is divided among the following provincial electoral districts:


Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce is served by two lines and ten stations of the Montreal Metro. There are seven stations in the borough on the Orange line: the Vendôme and Villa-Maria stations in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, and the Snowdon, Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Plamondon, Namur and De La Savane stations in Côte-des-Neiges. The borough is served by four stations on the Blue line, all of which are in Côte-des-Neiges: Snowdon, Côte-des-Neiges, Université-de-Montréal and Édouard-Montpetit.

The borough is currently served by two stations on four lines on the Réseau de transport métropolitain's commuter rail network. The Vendôme station, in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, is served by three lines, the Vaudreuil-Hudson line, the Saint-Jérôme line and the Candiac line. The Canora station in Côte-des-Neiges is served by the Deux-Montagnes and Mascouche line lines.

The borough is traversed by the Décarie Expressway.


Colleges and universitiesEdit

The Roger-Gaudry pavilion of the Université de Montréal.

Two universities are located in the borough. Université de Montréal and École Polytechnique de Montréal are located on Édouard Montpetit Boulevard in Côte-des-Neiges. HEC Montréal, the independent affiliated business school of Université de Montréal, is located nearby on Côte-Sainte-Catherine Road.

Concordia University's Loyola campus, is located on Sherbrooke Street West in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, near Montreal West.

Primary and secondary schoolsEdit

The Commission scolaire de Montréal operates Francophone public schools.

The English Montreal School Board (EMSB) operates Anglophone public schools.

Several private high schools are located in the borough. These include the francophone Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, Collège Notre-Dame and Collège International Marie de France, the bilingual Villa Maria High School and the anglophone Lower Canada College, Loyola High School and College Prep International.

Public librariesEdit

The borough has four libraries of the Montreal Public Libraries Network: Benny, Bibliothèque interculturelle, Côte-des-Neiges, and Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.[6]


Attractions in the borough include the Segal Centre for Performing Arts, Snowdon Theatre, the Empress Theatre, Saint Joseph's Oratory and the Gibeau Orange Julep fast-food restaurant. Other attractions also include the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Center and the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue of Montreal. The Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery is also located in the borough.


Home language (2011) [8]
Language Population Percentage (%)
English 57,540 37%
French 47,845 32%
Other languages 42,900 29%
Visible Minorities (2016)
Ethnicity Population Percentage (%)
Visible Minorities 76,290 47%
Black 17,285 11%
Filipino 15,375 9%
Arab 10,890 7%
Chinese 7,530 5%
South Asian 7,215 4%
Latin American 5,395 3%
West Asian 4,430 3%
Southeast Asian 3,650 2%
Korean 1,415 1%
Japanese 425 .5%
Other Visible minorities 2,770 2%

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Ministère des Affaires Municipales et Régions: Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (Montreal)". Archived from the original on 6 January 2013. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  2. ^ Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: MOUNT ROYAL (Quebec)
    Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: OUTREMONT (Quebec)
    Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: WESTMOUNT—VILLE-MARIE (Quebec)
    Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: NOTRE-DAME-DE-GRÂCE—LACHINE (Quebec)[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Chief Electoral Officer of Québec – 40th General Election Riding Results: D'ARCY-MCGEE[permanent dead link]
    Chief Electoral Officer of Québec – 40th General Election Riding Results: NOTRE-DAME-DE-GRÂCE[permanent dead link]
    Chief Electoral Officer of Québec – 40th General Election Riding Results: OUTREMONT[permanent dead link]
    Chief Electoral Officer of Québec – 40th General Election Riding Results: MONT ROYAL[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ a b c "Population totale en 2006 et en 2011 – Variation — Densité" (PDF). Canada 2011 Census (in French). Ville de Montréal. 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  5. ^ Official Transport Quebec Road Map
  6. ^ "Les bibliothèques par arrondissement." Montreal Public Libraries Network. Retrieved on 7 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Profil sociodéographique: Arrondissement de Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce" (PDF) (in French). Ville de Montréal. 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  8. ^ "Profils des ménages et des logements" (in French). City of Montreal. Retrieved 13 July 2019.

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Coordinates: 45°28′34″N 73°37′37″W / 45.47617°N 73.62705°W / 45.47617; -73.62705