Montreal Neighbourhoods at a Glance
Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, more commonly known as NDG, is one of five districts in the borough of Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. Located west of downtown Montreal, this residential area is known for its very old homes, tree-lined streets and many apartments and duplexes.
NDG homes feature an impressive architecture that places them on par with luxury homes from more prestigious Montreal neighbourhoods. Majestic trees form impressive arches over flower-lined sidewalks.
The 1910s and 1920s were a peak time for spectacular wooden porches in the city. An NDG trademark, dwellings with some of the most impressive wooden porches can be found here. NDG duplexes have their own variety, usually a double porch with a double entrance.
The time period also set the housing tone for the neighbourhood. The Notre-Dame-de-Grâce was annexed by the city of Montreal in 1910, and so developers came in and developed duplexes and semi-detached houses to take advantage of the suburban influx.
In addition to the charming stylish homes, villas and mansions of the area, a plethora of NDG apartments cuts through the neighbourhood and runs along the main commercial arteries of Sherbrooke Street and Monkland Avenue.