Saint-Raymond is a small but diverse neighbourhood at the southern edge of NDG, squeezed between the commuter rail tracks and the steep St-Jacques escarpment, with the Decarie expressway to the east and rue Cavendish as its western boundary. Historically an Italian neighbourhood – known to some as little Little Italy - Saint-Raymond today is a rich mix of languages and cultures, with an active community life. The neighbourhood has been of particular interest in recent years due to multiple nearby megaprojects that are greatly impacting the community - notably the new MUHC mega-hospital, and the ongoing reconstruction of the massive Turcot interchange. Traffic, commerce, rents, land-values, and the quality of the environment are all being significantly impacted by these projects. 

Contact Youssef Henein <> (Community Organizer)

There are lots of great ways to keep informed about activities and events in Saint-Raymond, including signing up to the community Facebook Page and community newsletter

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Community Priorities
  • The integration of the MUHC;
  • The impacts of the Turcot on traffic, circulation, and the local environment;
  • The introduction of the new french primary school in the neighbourhood, opened in 2015;
  • The revitalization of rue Upper Lachine for commerce and activity;
  • The redesign of the intersection of Upper Lachine and de Maisonneuve;
  • The availability of recreational and public amenities, including the development of an Art Hive collective;
  • Road and pedestrian safety, especially in places such as the Melrose Tunnel and the Girouard underpass.
The Haunted Melrose Tunnel
For 9 consecutive years, Saint-Raymond residents have teamed up with the Council and the Saint-Raymond Community Centre to transform the Melrose Tunnel into a haunted hall of horrors for Halloween. This has included a family-friendly decoration-making events at the Community Centre, and the community coming together to hang decorations in the tunnel.  In the last several years, the CDN-NDG Borough has pitched in to paint the tunnel in advance as well! 

If you’d like to get involved in the Saint-Raymond community, please contact Youssef Henein <> (Community Organizer)




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