Notre-Dame-De-Grâce, more commonly known as N.D.G., is a large residential neighbourhood adjacent to Westmount and minutes from downtown Montreal. N.D.G. is a multicultural community known for its beautifully canopied, tree-lined streets as well as the hip Monkland Village.
Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, French for "Our Lady of Grace”, formerly covered a vast territory extending from Atwater Street to Lachine. It was a place of agriculture where the Decarie family originally ran a big melon farm and cultivated apples for export to England.
N.D.G. is bounded to the east by its border with Westmount, to the north by Cote-Saint-Luc Road, and extends west to the border with Montreal West.
N.D.G. covers such a large geographic area that its population is relatively diverse with the majority of residents speaking English.
N.D.G. is characterized by charming, older style homes with oak woodwork, fireplaces, and leaded glass. The neighborhood has mostly single-family dwellings, as well as high-rise apartments and condominiums.
Monkland Village, often called “the Village”, is located towards the eastern section of Monkland Avenue and is a popular hot spot featuring a variety of restaurant terraces, sidewalk cafés, and trendy boutiques.
The two main thoroughfares are Monkland Avenue and Sherbrooke Street West offering a quick commute to downtown Montreal. There are two metro stations, Villa Maria and Vendôme, offering excellent bus service to the area.
There are many private and public schools in both French and English, including Villa Maria High School, Loyola High School, and Concordia University’s Loyola Campus.
There is something for everyone in N.D.G. including a wide variety of sports and recreation activities, from gymnastics to hockey, activity centers, libraries, and even summer camps.
The borough, in collaboration with Vélo Québec, is rolling out a Cycling Plan that will include 45 km of new bike paths and 2,000 bike parking spots.
Town of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Quebec Official site