Notre Dame De Grace (NDG)

The district of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, or NDG for short, is located a few kilometres west of Montreal’s center and is primarily English-speaking. Sherbrooke Avenue, the city’s main road, is lined with small businesses, restaurants, and the usual dozen or so Starbucks Coffee Houses.

Notre-Dame-De-Grâce is one of Montreal’s most iconic, varied, and vibrant neighborhoods. NDG, which makes up half of the Borough of Cotes-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-De-Grâce, is a hive of activity, with a vibrant mix of languages and backgrounds, trade and housing, culture and community life. NDG, which is located west of downtown and Mont Royal, has established a distinct personality that its citizens appreciate and are proud of.

The residential neighbourhood of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce is located in the west end of Montreal and has a population of 166,520 according to the latest Statistics Canada data. NDG was an autonomous municipality until 1910, when it was annexed by the City of Montreal. It is now part of the borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. Loyola to the west and Notre-Dame-de-Grâce to the east make up the ward. NDG is bounded on the east by the City of Westmount, Quebec, and on the north and west by the cities of Montreal West, Hampstead, and Côte-Saint-Luc.

NDG is an important economic and cultural center for Montreal’s primarily English-speaking West End, with Sherbrooke Street West acting as the community’s primary commercial thoroughfare. Grey Avenue and the Décarie Expressway go through the neighborhood on the east, Côte-Saint-Luc Road on the north, Connaught Avenue on the west, and Highway 20 and the Saint-Jacques Escarpment on the south.

Source: Wikipedia

Reasons to live in NDG

  • Tourist-like atmosphere

Take a tour around N.D.G. and you’ll find what you’re looking for. You can discover anything here, from lovely parks to savory food, eye-catching graffiti art to historic buildings. Notre-Dame-de-Grâce is home to roughly 68,000 of Montreal’s most delightful residents.

  • Proximity to Universities

N.D.G., as we know it now, was built in the early twentieth century and is in direct proximity to numerous major Anglophone institutions such as Loyola College and Concordia University.

Notre-Dame-De-Grâce swiftly established itself as a center for rising middle-class families and students. Nowadays, its reputation persists, and this has aided the neighborhood in avoiding the horrors of modern gentrification.

  • Convenience

One of the best advantages of living in N.D.G. is its convenience. No matter where you stay, whether on Sherbrooke, Monkland, Somerled, or Cote-St-Luc Road, getting around is easy.

Notre-Dame-De-Grâce features 18 daytime bus lines, four all-night bus lines, four metro stations, several bike routes, and the Decarie Expressway, for your transportation convenience.

  • Restaurants in NDG

Chalet BBQ [5456 Sherbrooke] and Cote-St-Luc BBQ [5403 Cote-St-Luc Road] are two of Montreal’s greatest and longest-running rotisserie chicken businesses.

Brunch alternatives include the well-known Cosmos [5843 Sherbrooke] and the eccentric Gryphon d’Or [5968 Monkland].

Do you fancy a smoked meat sandwich? You don’t need to go all the way to Schwartz’s. Instead, escape the line by stopping by Snowdon Deli [5265 Decarie].

Tacos Tijuana [5889 Sherbrooke], one of Montreal’s greatest taco restaurants, is just a short walk from the Vendome metro station.

N.D.G. has something for everyone!


With over 10 different elementary schools and high schools to choose from, NDG has a great reputation when it comes to education. Not to mention, Notre-Dame-De-Grâce is home to the prestigious Concordia University.

Notre-Dame-De-Grâce also has a large music school that features rock band practice for students of all ages!

Source: GuideHabitation

Here are some statistics regarding the NDG real estate market

Single Family Home  $1,105,000 (up 2% in the last 4 quarters)
Condo  $450,000 (up 3% in the last 4 quarters)
Plex (2 to 5 units) $910,000 (up 17% in the last 4 quarters)

Quick Demographics

Age, Income, Marital Status

The average age of the people of NDG is 40.9, 59% of them make up married couples and 44% make up married couples with children.

14.7% of the NDG population speak only English, while 7.8% mainly speak in French.

The average household income in NDG is about $67,257 according to


33% of the population in Notre Dame De Grace speak in the French language while 39% speak English.

Other languages heard around Notre Dame De Grace make up about 28% of the population.


Source: Barnes-Quebec