Le Sud-Ouest

The borough of Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest) is located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

It is a collection of communities located around the Lachine Canal with very differing cultures and characteristics, predominantly of working-class and industrial backgrounds. To the north of the canal are Saint-Henri, Little Burgundy, and Griffintown, and to the south are Ville-Émard, Côte-Saint-Paul, and Pointe-Saint-Charles.

The borough is bordered on the northwest by Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, on the northeast by the Ville-Marie borough, on the south by the borough of Verdun, on the west by the borough of LaSalle, and on the north by the city of Westmount. Part of its eastern border is bounded by the Saint Lawrence River.

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Reasons to Live in Le Sud-Ouest

  • Abundant Parks

Le Sud-Ouest features 54 parks, such as the 97-hectare Angrignon Park, which is the borough’s biggest and oldest. Angrignon Park features a gorgeous lake, dog walking areas, and a children’s play area. Also, there are six communal gardens in the borough to explore.

  • Canal access without the crowds

Why drive to old Montreal to see the Canal when you can see it from your own backyard? You can also find the bike route that will take you to the Old Port in just 20 minutes.

  • Public Transportation

What’s one of the best things about the Sud-Ouest? There are ten metro stations in the city, making it super easy to go about. It only takes about 10 minutes to walk from one of the further metro stations to downtown, allowing you to enjoy a night out on the town.

  • The Champlain Bridge

Easy access to the Champlain Bridge without significant traffic delayes. Everything the south shore has to offer is well withing reach from there.

  • Lounges & Restaurants

You can choose from a wide variety of restaurants in the borough, ranging from high-end restaurants to great but affordable pizzerias. Take, for example, Machiavelli in Pointe Saint-Charles, where you can eat fancy food for a low price, or Le Richmond in Griffintown, which serves fantastic Italian food and has live DJ sets and a really creative interior decorating.

Le Sud-Ouest Real Estate Market (Centris)

Single Family Home $818,000 (up 5% in the last 4 quarters)
Condo $447,000 (up 6% in the last 4 quarters)
Plex (2 to 5 units) $760,000 (up 9% in the last 4 quarters)

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Le Sud-Ouest has many educational institutions as well as many daycares and retirement homes. Special education schools such as École spécialisée Annexe Accès Ouest can also be found in the area.

It also has many public libraries such as Bibliothèque Georges-Vanier.

Quick Demographics

Age, income & marital status

The average age in Le Sud-Ouest is 39 years old with an average household income of $67,517. 44% of the population are couples without children and 32% are couples with children. 24% of the population in Le Sud-Ouest are single parent families.

Languages Spoken:

  • French 59%
  • English 26%
  • Others languages 15%

Source: MTL Blog