Major work

Renovating and modernizing a housing stock assessed at $2.4 billion in 2015.


Montrealers have good reason to be proud of their low-rent housing stock. Most of these buildings are well integrated into the urban landscape, and over the years have earned a number of awards from prestigious organizations, such as the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, the Canadian Housing Design Council and the Ordre des architectes du Québec. They also received a mention from the Office des personnes handicapées du Québec for adapted apartments that were integrated into the low-rent housing stock. This asset is a collective heritage that must be conserved.

From 2008 to 2015, more than $626 million were invested by the Société d’habitation du Québec (SHQ), the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM). It is important to keep the low-rent housing stock in good shape. Therefore, the OMHM intends to continue its efforts to renovate them in the coming years.

Work that will benefit all Montréal residents

Renovation of the low-rent housing stock benefits low income people as well as all Montrealers. Buildings that are in good condition enhance the safety and quality of neighbourhoods, and thereby stimulate the pride of everyone living or working there.

Work that integrates tenant’s ideas

Whenever the OMHM carries out major work, it listens to the ideas and concerns of tenants. It calls on their expertise in the use of the property for ideas on improving the work projects. The OMHM has met with tenants who talk about the impact of the work on their lives. In these videos, they comment on their sense of having been heard, and their pride at having been listened to, and the impact on community life.

For more information.

Denis Lévesque, of Habitations Sainte-Catherine d’Alexandrie


Habitations Sainte-Catherine d’Alexandrie, a new presence in Ville-Marie! Resident Denis Lévesque talks to us...

Diakite Hassanatou, of Habitations Saint-André


Habitations Saint-André, apartments that reflect their tenants! Diakite Hassanatou shares his impressions as a tenant and his experience with the work that has taken place. 

Public Housing of the Future - Intro


In 2010, the OMHM produced Public Housing of the Future (an updated version was made in 2016) : a video that you can either watch in short segments or in one full version (bottom of page - Major works - complete video).



Tenant Needs




Living Construction Sites


Major works - complete video (18:45 min)

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