The borough has an area of 3.84 km². It has a population of 24,486 (2011 census), mostly Francophone, but with a significant Hasidic Jewish community (19% according to the document Sociodemographic Profile Borough of Outremont [archive]. Since the end of the first half of the 20th century century, Outremont is essentially residential.

The most important street running through the borough is Côte-Sainte-Catherine Road, while the main shopping streets are: Laurier Avenue West, Bernard Avenue and Van Horne Avenue.

Origin of the Name

Outremont comes from the popular language. At the time when Ville-Marie was only a small town, the trips had to be done in a cart and the trip could be dangerous. People wishing to go to the countryside, on the banks of the Rivière des Prairies, north of Montreal, had to go through Mount Royal, in addition to the mountain. This was the name of this region “beyond the mount”.


University of Montréal (another part of the campus is in the Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough)
Stanislas College
Vincent-d’Indy School of Music
Paul-Gérin-Lajoie High School
Lajoie Elementary School
Guy-Drummond Elementary School (international program)
The Saint-Germain d’Outremont Academy
Alternative School New Querbes
Boarding school of Saint-Nom-de-Marie
Externat Mont-Jésus-Marie


Outremont Park
Beaubien Park
Mont-Royal Cemetery