Outremont is a residential borough of the city of Montreal. Major thoroughfares include Avenue Van Horne and chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, with avenue Bernard and avenue Laurier as the principal shopping and dining areas. The area has a number of trendy restaurants with terraces like Les Enfants Terribles on Bernard and Leméac on Laurier, cafés and lavish shops. Outremont homes distinguish themselves from the rest of Montreal homes with their clay brick cladding, wooden balconies and galleries. Tree-lined streets and green spaces are to be found at nearly every corner. Some of Outremont’s most reputable parks include Beaubien Park, Joyce Park and St-Viateur Park which all have tennis courts, playing areas for children and many more activities depending on the season.
When it comes to cultural life the borough has much to offer with its public library, its art gallery as well as its famous theatre the Théâtre Outremont. The neighbourhood has a wide selection of good schools ranging from elementary schools like Lajoie to secondary schools like the renowned Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie or the École secondaire Paul-Gérin-Lajoie-d’Outremont and the French College Stanislas. Now under way, the University of Montreal is building 3 new pavilions in the borough which should open in 2016.