Destination centre-ville, the downtown Montreal commercial development association

Destination centre-ville is dedicated to developing, improving and promoting downtown Montreal activities. Its territory, which includes mainly the whole downtown Montreal, is covering the 5 000 business places located between Atwater Avenue and Saint-Antoine, Saint-Urbain and Sherbrooke streets.

What is an SDC?

SDC stands for commercial development company (Société de développement commercial in french). The SDC is a non-profit organization aimed at economic and cultural development of a given sector.

Every quarter, a board gathers to define budgets and make decisions on projects in progress and to come.

Read more about the SDC (french only).

Our Mission

Our mandate is to make sure that downtown Montreal is a clean, safe and dynamic area of international envergure where tourists, workers and customers enjoy shopping, working and living in general.

Read our 2018 Annual Report and our 2020-2023 Strategic Planning 

Management

Emile Roux

Executive director

Gino Chiasson

Ground project manager
514.398.9438

Eling Vong

Administrative assistant
514.398.9438, ext 222

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Johanna Valette

Project manager - Marketing - Communication

On maternity leave

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André Poulin

Special advisor

Cristina d'Arienzo

Director of operations

514.398.9438, ext 221

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Josiane Pineault

Senior Advisor, Communications

514.398.9438, ext 223

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Julie Duhamel

Digital Content Manager

514.398.9438

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Rami M'Rad

Member Services Coordinator

514.398.9438

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Board of directors

President

Nathalie Gagnon

Lawyer, associate

BCF - Avocats d'affaires

Vice president

Paul-André Goulet

President

Groupe Goulet Sports

Secretary

André Bouthillier

Executive Vice-President

NATIONAL Public Relations

Treasurer

Michel Magnan

Professor, John Molson School of Business

Concordia University

Administrator

Sonia Gagné

Associate architect

Provencher Roy

Administrator

Anne-Marie Laoun

President

Georges Laoun Opticien

Administrator

Chantal Riopel

General Manager

Delta Hotels by Marriott Montreal

Administrator

Luciano D’Iorio

Managing Director

Cushman & Wakefield

Administrator

Sylvain Villeneuve

Director

City of Montreal - Ville-Marie district

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