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Montreal Shopping Malls

A List of Montreal's Major Shopping Centres or Centres d'Achat Located Downtown

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1. Downtown Montreal Shopping Malls Part 1
2. Downtown Montreal Shopping Malls Part 2
3. Montreal Shopping Malls Outside of Downtown

A shop-a-holic checklist of sorts, below is a succinct list of Montreal's largest/better known/more prolific shopping malls. You won't find Montreal's major markets such as the Jean-Talon Market or the more unique shopping destinations like the outdoor awning-lined Plaza St. Hubert on this list, but the best Montreal shopping centres showcasing brand name clothing, jewelry, knick knacks, electronic goods, you name it, are all just a click below.

*Please note that during the holiday season and most of the month of December, most Montreal shopping malls remain open until 9 p.m. every day, closing at 5 p.m. on December 24 and remaining closed on Christmas day, December 25 as well as New Year's, January 1st. Some shopping centres also open later on Boxing Day, December 26. Call the malls you wish to visit to confirm their hours of operation just in case they don't follow the norm.

Downtown Montreal Shopping Malls: Part 2
A one-stop shopping pilgrimage, Montreal's downtown core is packed with malls and shops in the thousands with brand names galore as well as local labels and designer stores. And nearly all of downtown's shopping malls are connected to Montreal's underground city. The following Montreal shopping centres are listed from west to east, each within walking distance from another and all are easily spotted on Ste. Catherine Street except for Les Cours Mont-Royal, which is one street north and Place Ville-Marie, just one street south of Montreal's preeminent shopping thoroughfare.

  • Place Ville-Marie
    Better known as the mall you walk through to get the central train station, Place Ville-Marie is more than just a rotating light beam housing offices, with 80+ affordable to mid-range boutiques such as Dynamite, Tristan and Reitman's.
    Hours: Monday to Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday and Friday 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    Getting There: corner of Ste. Catherine and McGill College; Bonaventure or McGill Metro
    INFO: (514) 861-9393
  • Eaton Centre
    Across the street from Place Montreal Trust, the Eaton Centre is the quintessential shopping destination of downtown Montreal as the largest shopping mall in town, housing over 175 stores and food court stands as well as access to free wireless Internet. Notable flagships include The Gap, Old Navy, Le Château and Levi's.
    Hours: Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Getting There: corner of Ste. Catherine and McGill College; McGill Metro
    INFO: (514) 288-3710
  • Complexe Les Ailes
    A downtown newbie on the block of sorts, the Complexe Les Ailes has been around since 2002 and is a little more upscale than its underground neighbors, the Eaton Centre and Promenades de la Cathédrale, with over 50 boutiques including the likes of XXI Forever, New Balance, Tommy Hilfiger as well SAQ Signature and Swarovski, both exclusive to the downtown area.
    Hours: Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Getting There: corner of Ste. Catherine and University Street; McGill Metro
    INFO: (514) 288-3759
  • Promenades de la Cathédrale
    Yes, the Linen Chest is still there along with 60 boutiques and food court stands, including Limité, Aldo, Yves Rocher and more.
    Hours: Monday and Tuesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m to 8 p.m., Thursday to Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Getting There: corner of Ste. Catherine and University Street; McGill Metro
    INFO: (514) 845-8230 extension 215
  • Complexe Desjardins
    Right in front of Place-des-Arts, the Complexe Desjardins counts up to 110 stores and stands with a great food court and affordable boutiques like La Vie en Rose, Marie Claire, etc.
    Hours: Monday to Wednesday 9:30 a.m to 6 p.m., Thursday to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    Getting There: corner of Ste. Catherine and Jeanne Mance; Place-des-Arts Metro
    INFO: (514) 281-1870

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