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Shaughnessy Village




Shaughnessy Village is a densely built-up neighbourhood located in the western portion of the borough Ville Marie. It is bounded to the east by rue Guy, to the north by Rue Sherbrooke, to the west by Rue Atwater and to the south by the Blvd. René-Lévesque (/ Autoroute Ville-Marie).

The area around/between Rue Ste-Catherine and Boulevard de Maisonneuve is one of the liveliest in the city: it bustles with activity almost at all hours. Head here for affordable restaurants, bars, and a variety of shops. The ambiance is considerably more subdued on the René-Lévesque and Rue Sherbrooke: these major streets have practically no commercial establishments within the neighbourhood's borders.

Apartment prices in the area are typically not very high, which made Shaughnessy Village the neighbourhood of choice for students (especially those attending nearby Concordia University), recently arrived immigrants, and professionals with relatively limited housing budgets. The neighbourhood skews young and ethnically mixed, with a large Asian and Middle Eastern population.


Apartment quality varies. Most rental towers built in the 1960s and 1970s are not exactly luxurious or even particularly attractive for that matter (although nicer buildings exist, too). However, basic norms are respected and to sweeten the deal, managers often include the cost of heating in the rent.

The area on the southern edge the neighbourhood (along the René-Lévesque boulevard) consists essentially of condo buildings.

Selected Rental Buildings:

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Selected Condo Buildings:

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