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Discover QI

Quartier de l’Innovation : an innovation ecosystem in the heart of Montreal

aérienne-griffintownLocated in the heart of the city, the Quartier de l’Innovation intends to be a creative, dynamic platform dedicated to the needs of innovative players in Montreal, Quebec and the rest of Canada. It represents a modern ecosystem that responds to the new realities of the innovation challenge on a worldwide scale.

It is designed to be a unifying force by promoting an active partnership between players in the economic development sector and district residents.

The QI seeks to integrate the four segments that are essential to a creative society: the industrial segment, the education and research segment, the urban segment, and the social and cultural segment. The integration and interconnections among these segments will create a world-class innovation ecosystem in Montreal.

The QI is located between Rene-Levesque Boulevard and the Lachine Canal (North to South) and McGill Street and Atwater Avenue (East to West). , at the crossings between the cultural, artistic, economical, technological and multimedia forefronts of Montreal.

The territory encompasses the Multimedia City, E-Commerce Place and Le Nordelec.


It boasts the largest concentration of information technology and multimedia workers in Canada.


20,000 jobs in some 350 companies.


Planned realty projects worth an estimated 6 billion.


Home to a dynamic artistic community and numerous non-profit organizations.


QI’s map

Keys : Central Zone | Intervention Zone

Video of the major real estate developments and innovative initiatives (2015)