Shaughnessy Village is a small and charming
community located within the larger City of
Montreal. It includes all the elements of a village,
for instance: single family, duplex and triplex
homes, small/medium/large apartment buildings
of various vintages, hotel, schools, a museum, a
hospital, restaurants & bars, a variety of stores,
theatres, office buildings, churches, parks, gyms
and a gas station.
These elements are put together in such a way that it is possible to be on a busy and noisy
commercial street one moment and by turning a
comer and walking a block, one is on a quiet
residential street with mature trees overhead and
buildings dating from the late 1800's.
With a population of 4000, the Village contains a
variety of individuals from all economic levels;
for example, professionals, business people,
families, students, elderly and unemployed. This
eclectic mix creates an interesting and democratic environment.
The essence of the area is characterized by the
Shaughnessy Village Association. It brings
together a variety of Villagers to participate in
events such as the annual Clean-up Day, various
social functions and the annual charitable Holiday
Collection. These events give a cohesive identity
to the area, are opportunities for liaison of Village
interests with those of various departments of
municipal and provincial government and
generally improves the physical environment and
the quality of life in the Village.