Revitalisation of Sainte-Catherine Street, and Redevelopment of Phillips Square and Place du Frère-André


Provencher_Roy is proud to highlight its participation as the main designer of Sainte-Catherine West Street for the section between Mansfield Street and De Bleury Street. The concept expresses the desire to reinforce the unique and composite identity of this commercial artery. This project aims to describe the great collective ambitions, and to highlight the importance and history of this mythical street.

Provencher_Roy is the lead designer for the redevelopment of Phillips Square and Place du Frère-André. Bounded by Sainte-Catherine West and Cathcart streets, Phillips Square played a pivotal role in the rise and development of Montreal’s downtown core. The concept for the landscape architecture and the urban design involves restoring the historical features of a garden square, the form in which the space had first been conceived back in 1841.

Located at the intersection of René-Lévesque Boulevard West and Phillips Square Street, Place du Frère-André is a small public square that will also be redeveloped using the same approach as for Phillips Square. It will be expanded on the west side. In keeping with the city’s master plan, the same guidelines regarding materiality and planning goals will also apply to Place du Frère-André, albeit on a smaller scale.

For more information, consult the Ville de Montréal’s press release.