Notre-Dame-de-Grâce – NDG for short, Our Lady of Grace in English is one of five districts of the borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (CDN-NDG) of Montreal. It is a nice residential neighbourhood and it has a population of around 35000.

The neighbourhood is bounded by west with Montreal West, on the east with Westmount, by the south by the Falaise Saint-Jacques and by the north by Cote-Saint-Luc.

Since the early XXth Century this neigborhood has been an anglophone domain, and its central and western parts still are traditionally home to middle-class anglophones. The majority of residents in this district speak English in their homes. There is also a sizeable immigrant community mostly around the parts of the district either north of Somerled Avenue or south of Sherbrooke Street.

In recent years, however, NDG has developed into a highly-desirable neighbourhood for young professionals.

Monkland Village comprises a cluster of businesses on the eastern part of Monkland Avenue. Villa Maria metro station and Vendôme Metro Station are located here. Community buses leaving Snowdon Metro provide access to the northern and western parts of NDG.

The neighbourhood is known for its tree-lined streets, brick houses, closely cropped duplexes and many 2-3 stories apartment buildings. Benny Farm is one of the most well-known public housing project in central Notre-Dame-de-Grâce built first for Second World War veterans and single-parent families. Today, it has been renovated and converted into condominiums. Besides, many of the houses here are historical and have much character

The major commercial streets of the neighborhood are Sherbrooke Street, Monkland Avenue and Somerled Avenue.

decarie parc

A small parc near the Decarie Boulevard. Photo : © ProvinceQuebec

ndg typical street

A typical street view. Photo : © ProvinceQuebec

jesus christ church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (église de Jésus-Christ des Saints des Derniers Jours‎), at 4355, L'Orphelinat Street Montréal. Photo : © ProvinceQuebec

ndg near monkland

Another view of the neighborhood. Photo : © ProvinceQuebec

river's edge church

River's Edge Community Church (formerly St. Augustines's Church. 5565, Chemin de la Côte-Saint-Antoine. Photo : © ProvinceQuebec

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