February 3, 2023

In the News – The Migration of Artists to the District Central


CBC’s Debra Arbec focused on the results of a study conducted in the District Central, an exercise that sought to confirm our observations: More and more artists are migrating to our neighborhood. Why are they coming? How can we continue to attract them and, more importantly, how can we counteract the trend of rising commercial rents and keep them? Watch this excellent portrait of our neighborhood.


Montreal A to V: A New Home for artists in Ahuntsic-Cartierville

​The first in CBC Montreal’s series exploring the city’s 19 boroughs. We look at Ahuntsic-Cartierville, where the neighbourhood, which was once the heart of the city’s textile industry, is becoming a creative hub for artists.​


Clockwise from top left:  Alicia Turgeon (Eastern Bloc) and Debra Arbec (CBC), Ganesh Baron Aloir (Eastern Bloc), Caroline Guimont (SDC District Central), Yannick Feyfant (Barista)


Also read:

Journal des voisins, Camille Vanderschelden, 20 décembre 2022 : Le District Central terre d’accueil pour les artistes

« En tout, ce sont près de 500 artistes qui ont travaillé sur le territoire en 2022, de façon permanente ou ponctuelle.

Un chiffre « impressionnant », selon Geneviève Dufour, directrice Stratégie et relations d’affaires à la SDC. »

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