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A Historical Shopping Center in Montreal

Since its construction in 1987, the Promenades Cathédrales shopping center has been a must-visit destination in downtown Montreal. Serving as the gateway to the famous Montreal underground network (RÉSO), the Promenades can be accessed via Sainte-Catherine Street or directly through the McGill metro station on the green line. The Promenades Cathédrale were named in honour of the magnificent Christ Church Gothic cathedral, beneath which the underground shopping center occupies over 135,000 square feet of premium stores, boutiques, and restaurants.

An Underground Shopping
Center for All Your Needs

Nowadays, about twenty businesses have a presence “under” the street at Promenades Cathédrale: fashion and outdoor shops such as La Cordée; an Ecofitness gym; a Scotia Bank branch, a hair salon, a beauty salon, as well as an Olly Fresco’s food market. At Promenades Cathédrale, Greater Montreal finds what it seeks—all of it sheltered from the weather in the comfort of the lush underground network that has earned its international reputation.

Now, after almost four decades of loyal service, Place Cathédrale is undergoing well-deserved renovations.

Renovations at Place Cathédrale:
Reinventing a Renowned Underground Shopping Center

Promenades Cathédrale’s Modern Makeover

In order to continue offering its visitors a cutting-edge shopping experience, Promenades Cathédrale is undergoing extensive renovation work. Picture this: modernly redesigned common areas to promote relaxation, a host of new services making your visits even more enjoyable, and an evolved visual identity to cater to the contemporary tastes of its customers. And, of course, a reimagined accessibility to better accommodate all the visitors. But nothing beats a visit to Promenades Cathédrale to experience the new ambiance for yourself! Above all, don’t hesitate to visit us during the renovations, as all shops remain open as usual.

The Appeal of the Promenades Cathédrale

All Roads Lead to the Promenades

In the heart of downtown, connected to Montreal’s famous underground city,
Promenades Cathédrale offers you a one-of-a-kind shopping experience.

Easy access whether you’re taking the metro, bus, bike, or car, Promenades is connected to your favourite mode of transport.

A perfect blend of shops: with a clever mix of upscale boutiques, services such as dry cleaning, an ATM, a fitness center, and a branch of the popular restaurant chain Olly Fresco’s, Promenades is where you’ll find all the essentials in one place.

In the very heart of Montreal: the epicentre of your downtown shopping experience.

A fully renovated shopping center offering a cutting-edge environment. Rediscover Montreal’s underground city in high style.

Privileged access to the Montreal underground city (RÉSO): In the heart of the 32 km of underground shopping galleries that Montreal is renowned for, Promenades allows you to stay warm in winter and cool in summer, sheltered from the elements.

The shops that bring Promenades Cathédrale to life

Discover the twenty-plus names
that make Promenades a sought-after
destination in downtown Montreal:

  • 5e Avenue
  • Olly Fresco’s
  • Profile
  • Tailleur prestige
  • Coiffure Shampoing et Cie
  • Centre japonais de la photo
  • Dollarama
  • Econofitness
  • Santé orientale
  • Tim Horton’s
  • Banque Scotia
  • La Cordée
  • Linen Chest
  • Diamant Regent
  • Librairie Omnibus
  • Maison de la Bible
  • Lace
  • Mulan Spa Beauté


Nous avons hâte d’entendre parler de votre vision pour
ce bijoux du patrimoine urbain montréalais.


    What is Groupe Petra?

    For four decades, Groupe Petra has specialized in the sustainable management of commercial, industrial, and office buildings—one of which is Promenades Cathédrale. As owners of exceptional properties, the Group prioritizes preventive maintenance of its urban heritage and offers management, design, and renovation services. With its extensive expertise, it creates cutting-edge design spaces for its tenants, combining functionality, accessibility, and aesthetics, thus providing environments that meet their aspirations.

    As the manager of Promenades Cathédrale, Groupe Petra is leading the renovation and modernization works undertaken in the renowned Montreal shopping center in 2024. Leveraging its decades of experience in renovating commercial spaces, the Group is elevating Promenades Cathédrale to the forefront of modernity in terms of design, eco-responsibility, and accessibility.

    How can I get to Promenades Cathédrale?

    Located in the heart of downtown Montreal on Sainte-Catherine Street West at the corner of Union Street, Promenades Cathédrale is easily accessible by all modes of transportation. McGill metro station, on Montreal’s green metro line, leads you directly to the doors of Promenades. Wherever you are downtown, Promenades Cathédrale is accessible on foot via Montreal’s underground city. Completely underground, Promenades allows you to enjoy about twenty shops and stores sheltered from the weather, staying warm in winter and comfortably cool in summer. Several parking spaces are available around the Promenades.

    Is it possible to rent a commercial space at Promenades Cathédrale?

    Absolutely. Promenades Cathédrale offers an ideal commercial location, right in the heart of downtown Montreal: connected to Montreal’s underground network (RÉSO), directly accessible via the McGill metro station, and benefiting from considerable pedestrian traffic. Set up your business in one of the city’s busiest locations!

    For any questions regarding the rental of commercial space, please contact our leasing department at 514-845-8230 #0. We’ll be delighted to assist you in finding a place that meets your expectations.

    Interested in renting a commercial
    space at Promenades Cathédrale?

    Contact :

    Tuan Ngo

    Leasing Director