By Jennifer Lynn Walker

Real Estate Investing in Saint-Henri and Pointe-Saint-Charles

I started to really take notice of Saint-Henri and The Pointe in 2003. In every real estate boom, there is always that one location in a particular neighbourhood where contractors start buying, building and renovating. From there, the market grows exponentially around it. This area was Atwater Market. This location became the center of the boom, and within 20 years, has spread out all the way to its edges.

Should I buy in Saint-Henri?

Trendy artsy restaurants, including Canada’s #1 Vin Papillon, along with the Lachine Canal, Atwater market, and many local boutiques, plus over twenty parks, makes this a great place to invest. The best thing about the area, is that you can walk everywhere. For quick transportation Lionel-Groulx and Place Saint-Henri metro stations are close by.

Heritage buildings having a new life

Saint-Henri and The Pointe historically was known as a French-Canadian, Irish and black, working class industrial neighbourhood. It was known as Les Tanneries, due to the leather tanning shops. Most all the large industrial companies from back in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, such as The Dominion Textile Company (rue St-Ambroise),  Canada Malting (rue Saint-Rémi), Imperial Tabacco (rue St-Antoine), and more, have all become condos.

The area is also known for exposed wood beams, high ceilings, brick walls, and decorative mouldings. There are many different styles of buildings that are available. For example Dr Hall’s home built in 1885 is for sale. It’s an historical gem. Large, bright, solid house, skylights, 10′ ceilings, bay windows, exposed brick, stained glass and stunning decorative mouldings. Large backyard with private parking, including basement suite with walkout. This is an example of what is available

2131 Wellington, Montreal

The Market

I personally wouldn’t hesitate to invest my money into these areas.  I think it’s one of the best investment areas in Montreal that still has plenty of room to grow.

Did you know

That Saint-Henri, has its own song?  “Place St. Henri” is the third track from the 1965 Oscar Peterson Trio album, “Canadiana Suite” from Polygram Records.



Real Estate Broker & Educator

Jennifer Lynn Walker has specialized in buying and selling both residential and multiplex properties since 2003. She’s built a strong network of specialist, to give her clients a seamless experience throughout the real estate journey. Founder of Montreal Real Estate Investor’s Group, and Jolly Green Homes.  How can I help you today?