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Ford Eco-Sport and The Essentials of Entrepreneurship

DCMTL Blog attended Ford Canada’s Go Small, Live Big panel, hosted by Jean-Benoit Aubé. The panel took place as part of the launch of the all-new 2018 EcoSport® – Ford’s latest Fun, Capable and Connected compact SUV, and featured three of Central District most dynamic entrepreneurs Marc-Antoine Bovet, Co-founder of OatBox, Marie-Philip Simard Founder of […]

Room to grow: How smaller businesses can get the space they need in big cities

Article posted on Financial Post Business Denise Deveau | December 5, 2016 12:34 PM ET When Mississauga, Ont.-based engineering firm Aercoustics Engineering Ltd. needed more space for its growing operations, Steve Titus, the President and Chief Executive, quickly discovered it wasn’t so easy a task. When Titus joined the firm, which specializes in acoustics, vibration and […]

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This is where the TEDxMontréal Conference will be held in Ahuntsic-Cartierville

**Article in French from Huffington Post Quebec. Le Huffington Post Québec Publication: 21/10/2016 23:30 EDT On sait maintenant où aura lieu la prochaine conférence TEDxMontréal! En effet, le mystère planait autour du lieu de cette rencontre attendue… Le Huffington Post Québec a appris que les participants se retrouveront donc dans un entrepôt situé au 1500 […]

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After the Mile End and the Mile-EX, Meet “DCMTL”

**Article in French  MAXIME BERGERON LA PRESSE Trois mois après avoir annoncé un vaste plan pour reconvertir 1,3 million de pieds carrés d’anciennes manufactures, les promoteurs du « District central Montréal », dans le quartier Ahuntsic, s’apprêtent à accueillir la conférence techno TEDxMontréal. Gros plan sur un secteur qui ambitionne de devenir le prochain Mile End ou Mile-Ex. DE […]

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TEDxMontréal Conference to be held in Ahuntsic-cartierville Warehouse

**Article posted in French on Huffington Post Quebec Le Huffington Post Québec Publication: 21/10/2016 23:30 EDT Dans les esprits, Ahuntsic-Cartierville n’est peut-être pas synonyme d’innovation. Mais ça pourrait bien changer. Du moins, c’est le souhait des promoteurs derrière le projet de revitalisation DCMTL, situé «au coeur de l’arrondissement». Les efforts investis dans ce projet de […]

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Urban centres prove too costly for most businesses, especially when there’s cheaper options on the outskirts

We are proud to be featured in the Financial Post! — Financial Post: SMALL BUSINESS Denise Deveau | October 17, 2016 An interesting coincidence took place when Jeff Ekstein attended a networking event. The president and CEO Willow Printing Group Ltd. ran into a graphic designer who once worked for him. The address on his […]

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Why do we all know Mark Zuckerberg but can’t name our Canadian entrepreneurs?

DCMTL Featured in the Financial Post! — Financial Post: SMALL BUSINESS DIGEST Denise Deveau | September 29, 2016 A recent panel discussion with Canada’s top business and tech talent hosted by DMZ (Digital Media Zone) at Ryerson University in Toronto tackled this question: “Why do we all know Mark Zuckerberg but we can’t name our Canadian […]


DCMTL Startup Lab: Voting Starts Today!

The day has arrived and day one of voting for your fave video pitch in the #DCMTLStartupLab Contest has begun! All eligible entries are now posted on the DCMTL Startup Lab Contest official web page for all to watch. As the first bilingual contest of its kind, each participant was encouraged to submit their application and […]


Judges of the DCMTL Startup Lab Contest Announced

With less than a week left until the application deadline, the judges of the DCMTL Startup Lab Contest have been announced, and we couldn’t be more excited to share them with you! It brings us great pleasure to share the following line-up of some of Montreal’s finest but first, we’ll remind you of a few details […]

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Free office space for a year: any Start-ups interested?

**Article in French — Les Affaires Publié le 09/09/2016 à 14:15 PAR MATTHIEU CHAREST Le consortium de promoteurs et de propriétaires DCMTL est à la recherche d’une PME québécoise créative pour lui offrir un bureau, gratuitement, pendant un an. C’est la suite logique du mégaprojet District Central Montréal, dont Les Affaires avait publié la nouvelle […]

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Inauguration of Parc Iona Monahan

Today, DCMTL attended the inauguration of Parc Iona Monahan. This public space, on the corner of Chabanel and avenue l’Esplanade, has been welcoming hundreds of workers and residents from the neighborhood since the spring. “This development addresses a real need in the neighborhood and reflects our engagement to revitalise Chabanel West”, explained Pierre Gagnier, the […]

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Mélanie Joly to Chair Committee on Environment

Last week DCMTL had the pleasure of welcoming federal Heritage Minister, Mélanie Joly into the DCMTL office. During her visit, she and DCMTL President Annika Panzini, discussed the revitalization of the Central District and the benefits such a project would have in the community. Since her drop-in visit, the honourable Joly, has been awarded further ministerial […]


The FoodRoom: Montreal’s First Culinary Co-working Space

There’s a new startup on the block that we are thrilled to call our neighbours. While this announcement has been bottled up for a few months now, we finally had the pleasure of getting our very own personal preview of The FoodRoom this morning! The FoodRoom is Montreal’s very first culinary co-working space, and the first of its […]

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New DCMTL contest offers free office space for a year

They are talking about our contest in Montreal in Tech!! — Montreal in Technology Joseph Czikk August 3, 2016   DCMTL is offering entrepreneurs the chance to get free office space for a year.The group of Chabanel business leaders are working to revive their district through business. The Startup Lab Contest will give one winning startup office space for 12 […]

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20 M$ pour faire renaître le quartier l’Acadie-Marché Central de Montréal

C’est sous l’appellation DCMTL Développement, pour District Central Montréal, qu’une dizaine de propriétaires d’immeubles s’unissent afin de revitaliser le secteur Chabanel, longtemps reconnu pour ses manufactures de textile. Niché entre les parties ouest du quartier L’Acadie et sud du quartier Ahuntsic, à proximité des grands axes autoroutiers, du métro et des trains de banlieue, DCMTL […]


Community: Work Opportunities for Everyone with Aim Croit

AIM CROIT is a non-profit offering a free and specialized employment assistance service that is subsidized by Emploi-Québec, that works with clients to design job search strategies that incorporate free services for those eligible. These services are offered free of charge to job seekers and employers alike. This not for profit is an important resource for […]

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Ahuntsic consortium bets on startups to turn decrepit area into new Mile End

By Joseph Czikk A group of investors are making a bet on the Chabanal area of Montreal, once the city’s famed Garment District in more prosperous years. They’re seeking to turn it into a new, revitalized neighbourhood.DCMTL (District Central Montreal), as the consortium of investors and building-owners have called themselves, will invest $20 million over […]

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Marketwired: Des Investissements Stratégiques Majeurs Qui Vont changer le Visage d’un Grand Secteur du Quartier l’Acadie-Marché Central de Montréal

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC–(Marketwired – 16 juin 2016) – Note aux rédacteurs : Une photo est associée à ce communiqué de presse. C’est sous l’appellation DCMTL Développement, pour District Central Montréal, qu’un grand secteur industriel montréalais laissé pour compte dans le quartier l’Acadie-Marché Central s’apprête à renaître avec la mise en place d’un vaste programme de revitalisation […]

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Marketwired: Major Strategic Investments to Revitalize Portions of Montreal’s L’Acadie-Marche Central Neighbouhood

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Marketwired – June 16, 2016) – Note to Editors: There is a photo associated with this press release. Under the name of DCMTL Development, for District Central Montreal, a major project is being launched to revitalise some of the key iconic industrial clothing and textile manufacturing buildings, and catalyze a larger movement in the […]