The Neighbourhood

Life in Griffintown

Arbora is strategically located in the booming Griffintown area, in the block bordered by William, Eleanor, De la Montagne and Ottawa streets. In addition to on-site street level retailers which include a charming bakery, a sushi shop, an organic food store, a New York style pizzeria, a microbrewery and a trendy hair salon, residents benefit from close proximity to a number of desirable amenities and attractions, creating an ideal residential atmosphere. Griffintown in its early years was mainly populated by Irish immigrants and their descendants. The area was once leased by Thomas McCord, but when he went to Britain on business, he put Mary Griffin, a soap-maker’s wife, in charge. She illegally subdivided the land and sold it off, largely to Irish folks, who came to call the district Griffintown. McCord eventually won it back, but the name stuck.

Griffintown, Montreal’s up and coming part of the city, is destined to become the next influential sector for fashion, music and arts. It offers a unique way of life combining residential units and commercial offers such as restaurants, bars, boutiques, spas and even a bicycle path! Living a few minutes away from Old Montreal and downtown, you will have easy access to events and festivals happening all over the city as well as the Bell Center, L’Arsenal, la Place des Arts and the fabulous Quartier des Spectacles!

Tempted to tap into the neighbourhood’s creative energy? Take a stroll along quirky Notre Dame Street, just a stone’s throw from the project. Art galleries, stylish shops and trendy restaurants — with a reputation that extends well beyond Montreal — will open their doors and serve up food for both your eyes and your stomach.