Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve is a borough in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, situated on the island’s southeastern end.

MHM is full of diversity, known for its active, different communities steeped in history. This is the source of their power and pride.

it is a 25.4-square-kilometer town on the St. Lawrence River with a population of 140,411 people, 18 percent of whom are between the ages of 25 and 34.

Maisonneuve developed fast, and its heavy industry earned it the title “Pittsburgh of Canada,” until being annexed to Montreal in 1918.

Immigrants and people from the surrounding area were among the labor engaged by these factories. They worked in businesses such as shoemaking, textiles, tanning, slaughterhouses, tobacco, food, and shipbuilding.

Many manufacturers shut in 1920 and relocated east to Mercier. Beau-Rivage, Longue-Pointe, and Tétreaultville were among the historic communities that made up Mercier. Prior to Maisonneuve, it was incorporated to Montreal in 1910.

Various residential structures in Mercier were demolished with the construction of the Autoroute 25 in 1960, dividing the city into two districts: Mercier-Ouest and Mercier-Est.

Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve is located in the eastern end of Montreal, it is bordered on the northwest by Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie, on the north by Saint-Leonard, and on the northeast by Anjou. It dashes up to Montreal-East, with the Saint-Lawrence as its southern boundary. The area, which is mostly French, has been rising to the difficulties of regeneration in recent years as more Montrealers rediscover its gritty character.


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Reasons to Live in MHM

  • Get fresh local produce all year round

Marché Maisonneuve, one of Montréal’s most prominent marketplaces, is located in Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. Locals and visitors alike travel here all year to buy fresh locally grown produce, meat, cheese, fruits, vegetables, and just about everything else you can think of! The market is held indoors, but there is also a vast open-air portion that opens during the spring.

  • Architecture with a storied past

The majestic Château Dufresne is a must-see for architectural fans. The structure, which is located on Sherbrooke Street East, one of Montréal’s major streets, was built around the turn of the century and was influenced by the Trianon in Versailles. Today, the castle contains a museum dedicated to Montréal East’s culture, which hosts a variety of exhibits and activities on the theme.

  • Natural surroundings

The neighborhood also includes the stunning Botanical Gardens, which are located near the Montréal Biôdome, Planetarium, and Insectarium, in addition to the Olympic Park and stadium. These must-see sites are enjoyed by both children and adults because they are both picturesque and educational.

  • A youthful and thriving renter’s market

Montréal’s future is being developed here! This dynamic neighborhood is quite popular among young Montréalers. Old industrial buildings have been converted into stylish lofts that house co-ops and enterprises of all types. If you want to rent an apartment, you may get one for roughly $760 per month. It’s also worth thinking about buying a home in this up-and-coming borough.

The low cost of living in Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve is an advantage. The area’s new crop of restaurateurs has performed admirably, generating wonders at costs that don’t ignore the neighborhood’s working-class heritage and roots.

  • Shopping

You don’t really need to go too far to window shop in MHM.  Promenade Ontario, which has been popular since 1920, has recently had a comeback. It now houses a bunch of shops, eco-stores, vegan cafés, and unique restaurants. This one-of-a-kind shopping destination has something for everyone, regardless of price or product preferences.

Here are some statistics regarding the Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve Real Estate Market (centris)

Single Family Home $528,000 (up 7% in the last 4 quarters)
Condo $367,000 (up 7% in the last 4 quarters)
Plex (2 to 5 units) $700,000 (up 11% in the last 4 quarters)


MHM is home to various different schools and educational institutes like Centre Hochelaga, Collège de Maisonneuve and École secondaire Chomedey-De Maisonneuve

There are also a few daycare centers and retirement homes that can be found in Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.

Quick Demographics

Age, income & marital status

The average age in the city of Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve is 41 years old with an average household income of $60,323. 42% of the population are couples without children and 35% are couples with children at home. 23% of the population in Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve are single parent families.


  • French 85%
  • English 5%
  • Others languages 10%

Source: Talent Montreal