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PME MTL Centre-Ouest and the Association des gens d’affaires de Gouin Ouest are launching the Gouin West Entrepreneurship Contest financed by Ville de Montréal.
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This contest, which is part of the PRAM-Artère en chantier municipal program, follows the major work done on Gouin Boulevard West since 2016. It will allow for the revitalization of the thoroughfare between De Serres Street to the east and Laurentien Boulevard to the west, by encouraging the establishment of new businesses and the diversification of existing commercial activities.
The Gouin West Entrepreneurship Contest is primarily aimed at entrepreneurs who want to set up a retail establishment to serve both residents and workers in the neighbourhood.
Located a stone’s throw from beautiful parks and the banks of the Rivière-des-Prairies in the borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Gouin Boulevard is known as the longest street on the island of Montréal. According to the business census conducted by Ville de Montréal, Gouin Boulevard West is categorized as a neighbourhood commercial street. Frequented by local residents as well as by Hôpital Sacré-Cœur de Montréal visitors and patients, the commercial offer of Gouin Boulevard West, on the blocks concerned, comprises 78 places of business.
There are currently 4 street-level vacancies:
Your application must be submitted before October 31, 2018.
August 2018: Information session and visit to the vacant premises on the boulevard
October 31, 2018: End of the registration period
November 30, 2018: Selection of the winners by the contest committee
January 2019: Official announcement of the winners
A sum of $100,000 will be divided up and awarded to the winning entrepreneurs who will be chosen to occupy the vacant premises on Gouin Boulevard West in 2019. Each amount awarded will be determined according to the nature, size and needs of the business project.
PME MTL Centre-Ouest will offer assistance to all the candidates who apply. Specific support will be given to the winners.
When the winners are announced, an agreement will be signed between the project proponent and PME MTL Centre-Ouest to confirm the granting of each award.
PME MTL Centre-Ouest
Ms. Mélissa Le Royer
Tel.: 514-858-1018, ext. 46
Ms. Stéphanie Airaud
Tel.: 514-858-1018, ext. 44
Association des gens d’affaires de Gouin Ouest
Ms. Isabel Massey
To apply, please complete the following form and upload all the required documents via the platform below: