The City of Westmount supports the economic development of its commercial arteries by offering services to help businesses become established and remain in the community. In 2017, the City undertook a project in collaboration with the consulting firm Artères to help promote its commercial arteries.
In Westmount, businesses are concentrated in two neighbourhoods – Greene Avenue and Victoria Village, – both easily accessible by public transportation. These pedestrian-friendly and human-scale shopping districts are also known for their heritage architecture and modern street design.
Located in the eastern part of the City, close to the Atwater métro, the Greene Avenue area is lively with pedestrian traffic, particularly between Ste-Catherine and Sherbrooke streets. The district is known for its collection of unique boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and an array of professional services.
Towards the west end of the City, the Victoria Village includes Sherbrooke Street between Grosvenor and Claremont Avenues, as well as Victoria Avenue between De Maisonneuve Boulevard and Sherbrooke Street. Its proximity to parks and municipal facilities makes the village a busy community hub and gathering place. It features a variety of boutiques, restaurants, galleries, grocery stores and professional services, as well as a hardware store, bakery and art centre. The district is close to Vendôme metro and is served by several bus routes.
Municipal services for the business sector
The City of Westmount has established rules pertaining to contract management with a view to promoting transparency, fairness, integrity and sound contract management. The Policy also promotes competition with a view to obtaining the best possible prices, while specifically taking into consideration the quality of goods and services offered, delivery deadlines and supplier reliability. Consult the full text of the policy and the tenderer’s declaration below:
If you would like to offer your services or products to the City of Westmount, please fill in the information on the online form. This information will allow the Purchasing Division to contact you, according to the needs of the City, for the submission of bids.
You can receive your Hydro bill by email; fill in the online form or contact Hydro Customer Service at 514 925-1414.
You may also pay in person by cash, cash, cheque or Interac at Westmount City Hall, 4333 Sherbrooke St. W.
Westmount Public Safety
The Public Safety Department assists in securing the protection of the Westmount community, enforces municipal by-laws, provides support services to the Montreal Fire Safety Department (Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal) and to the Emergency Measures Organisation. The department also collaborates with the police in crime prevention. The members of the Public Safety Department provide Westmount with a uniformed 24-hour patrol service, in vehicles equipped with emergency equipment. More >>
SPVM Neighbourhood Station 12: 514 280-2222
SSIM Station 76: 514 280-0874
The security registry allows the city of Westmount to get in touch with companies and individuals in case of an emergency. The Public Security Department invites you to provide certain information by filling out the online form.
The City of Westmount offers a weekly collection service of recyclable materials for small and medium sized businesses located in the commercial districts of Greene Avenue/Ste-Catherine, and Victoria/Sherbrooke West.
The collection takes place Tuesday beginning at 10 a.m. and materials are collected curbside or in back lanes.
The program is free, but businesses must register with the Public Works Department. >>
The PME MTL network offers coaching, training and financing for entrepreneurs, to support them in launching and growing their businesses.
Our experts, in six service hubs and the École des entrepreneurs, support private-sector and social-economy entrepreneurs in all industries.
PME MTL acts as a true catalyst in developing entrepreneurship, working hand-in-hand with a vast network of partners and bringing together entrepreneurs with different experts, stakeholders as well as financial assistance and program managers.
It all makes PME MTL the largest network of experts serving Montréal entrepreneurs.
The retail business accessibility program (PAAC) is designed to assist retailers who wish to offer improved access to their building for clients with limited mobility.
Designed to promote an improved quality of life among residents of the Montréal agglomeration, the retail business accessibility program (PAAC) allows eligible businesses to update their built environment. The program applies to built environments that met the barrier-free design standards set out in the Quebec Construction Code (the Code) or the regulations in force at the time of construction or after an alteration, but that no longer meet current design standards and regulations.
Through the PAAC, building owners and tenants renting a building or part of a building for commercial activities may be able to benefit from a subsidy in order to:
- Correct or reduce the number of barriers limiting the entrances and exits of commercial establishments.
- Carry out fit-up work to improve indoor circulation.
- Provide access to various washroom facilities.