Outremont is a residential area famous for its majestic Victorian houses and tree-lined streets.
Major thoroughfares include Avenue Van Horne and chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, with avenue Bernard and avenue Laurier as the principal shopping and dining areas. The area has a number of trendy restaurants, cafés and shops.
Among the attractions in the mainly residential community are the Mount-Royal, the Salle Claude-Champagne, the Théâtre Outremont, the Saint-Grégoire-l'Illuminateur Armenian Cathedral and part of the Université de Montréal campus. Outremont also has a rail yard along its northern border. The rail yard has been purchased by the Université de Montréal and is to be developed to house its hospital complex, its research faculties and the faculty of Health Sciences (Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal).
Outremont surprises us with its many parks. There are so many, it is possible to go from one to another every two or three blocks. Walkers who dare to explore nooks and hidden trails are surprised to discover small streams, ponds, fountains or small falls that make the atmosphere truly bucolic.
Outremont is served by the Outremont and Édouard- Montpetit stations on the Blue Line of the Montreal Metro.