Thank you for your interest in the Old Port of Montreal.

Please note that we consider all the proposals submitted and save them with complete confidentiality for possible opportunities. Rest assured that we will contact you if your project fits our mission, our development plan and our future needs.

The site of the Old Port is always researching new projects whose nature and impacts, while commercial, enhance the visitor experience. The majority of activities and business operations undertaken by the merchant is either on a permanent or seasonal bases (boutiques, restaurants, cruises, or recreational and touristic attractions). Certain activities or products are operated directly by the Corporation, such as the parking lots, the Port d’escale, the Clock Tower Beach, and the Montreal Science Centre. The commercial projects proposals must fall under one of the following categories:


1. Tourist activities and services

  • Projects that take place in the basins, parks and other converted spaces on the site

  • Hiking or walking activities, outdoor games and sports

2. Cruises, excursions and maritime attractions

  • Innovative projects such as cruises and rides on the river, to promote its value.

  • Proposals must take into account the security standards currently in place and understand the geographic and nautical constraints of the St Lawrence River


3. Restaurants

  • Innovative projects in terms of restauration

  • Proposals must take all currently applicable standards into consideration

  • The Old Port of Montréal Corporation Inc. is seeking a restaurateur to operate a franchise in the heart of the Old Port of Montréal. The available commercial concession is part of an offer of eight restaurants in the Food Chain of the Science Centre.

  • The Old Port of Montréal Corporation Inc. is looking for restaurateurs to operate Food Trucks, including approximately 8 commercial spaces spread over 2 locations in the heart of the Old Port of Montreal.

  • The Old Port of Montréal Corporation Inc. is looking for a restaurateur to operate two ice cream stands in the heart of the Old Port of Montreal. The two leases must be operated by the same management team and under the same banner.


4. Summer boutiques

  • Located in containers on the Summer shops strip , along the King-Edward Quay, in front of Port d’escale

  • Benefit from the Montreal Science Centre clientele.  Open daily, from May to September, 7 days a week.

  • Must have an original theme and a distinct technological flavor

  • Must present a wide selection of commonly used articles that display different scientific innovations



For all information requests pertaining to commercial projects, please contact us at the following address:

Commercial project proposal form

Tell us about the type of business (recreational and touristic activities, services, Cruises and Excursions, restaurants, summer shops)? Describe your concept, target audience, development, operation and standards of operations?
At the moment, do you offer a similar service on another site?
How many years do you offer this service? Tell us about your experience in this field.
Check your financial projections*
Check your financial projections
According to your business plan, what is the amount apportioned to the rent?

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