A Vibrant Sud-Ouest Neighbourhood
As part of the City of montreal’s revitalization program, Griffintown has undergone significant changes over the last 5 years. The most eye catching feature is the multitude of high rise condominium buildings that have sprouted and continue to be erected in the area.
Historically, Griffintown was an industrial area related to the development of the Lachine Canal and Victoria Bridge in the early 1900’s. After these sectors lost their importance to Montreal’s economy, populations in the area dwindled drastically. In recent years, a revitalization of Little Burgundy and St-Henri has prompted the renewal of Griffintown. Griffintown’s strategic position between Old Montreal, Downtown and the Lachine Canal makes it an ideal place to live, hence the concentration of new residential constructions.
So why should you choose Griffintown? Read on to find out.
The Lachine Canal is the highlight of the sector because it is not only picturest but practical. Other boroughs in the city may have cool parks but this park is exceptional due to the variety of activities possible.
Leaving from Griffintown, cyclists, runners and rollerbladers can follow the Lachine Canal East past Lachine, West past Old Montreal, South to Nun’s Island, the Ice Bridge, Ile-Ste-Helene and the South Shore. Watersports include the use of pleasure crafts such as kayaks and paddle boats on the canal. Water and road gear can be rented in the area anytime.
But if you are just looking for some low key leisure time, bringing a blanket and picking up delicious fresh ingredients for a picnic at the Atwater Market is a great way to enjoy the park.
Not looking to prepare your own meal? Not to worry there are some delicious restos like Le Richmond and Le Kitchen where you can pick up some lunch on the go. Enjoy a brew at one of the many pubs in the area like Lord William or Les Brasseurs or check out the latest DJ in town at New City Gas.
There are many more activities like visiting art galleries, sweating it up in a hot yoga session, socializing your dog a the Olier Dog Park and many more. Whatever you decide, it’s all possible in Griffintown. See below for a longer list of service points.
Anyone knows that it sucks to have to get in your car just to go buy a carton of milk. Well this problem was quickly resolved in Griffintown as the newly-built commercial complexes have included all the needed consumer services.
225 Peel St
- Adonis Grocery
- National Bank
- Pharmacy Brunet
- Scotia Bank
- TD Bank
Notre-Dame (Corner Eleanor)
- Metro Grocery
- Pharmacy Jean Coutu
- DesJardins Bank
- TD Bank
- Couche-Tard Dépanneur
- Pharmacy Proxim
- Dry Cleaners
- DNA Fitness Gym
- Club Athletik Griffintown
Don’t forget that Griffintown’s location is ideal for easily travelling to other areas of the city so if you work in Old Montreal, attend McGill University or Concordia University, want to see a show at the Quartier des Spectacles, everything is close-by and can be done on foot, bicycle or public transportation.
Griffintown boasts easy access to many highways and close proximity to bridges leading to the South Shore. And note that the new light rail train system will be adding Bassin Peel station in the coming years.
Are you wanting to move to beautiful Griffintown? Contact me for more information!