The "Outremontaise" 129 Côte-Sainte-Catherine.
From one side of the mountain to the other.
''On the 129, you travel along Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine with a backdrop of Mount Royal, the magnificent homes of Outremont, abundant nature and numerous parks. You end up at the foot of City Hall in Old Montréal.'' - Marilaine Lefebvre, bus driver
Hop on board the 129 at City Hall in the historic part of the city and make your way up along the mountain via Outremont to the Côte-des-Neiges neighbourhood.
After passing through Old Montréaland Chinatown, you’ll go up Jeanne-Mance Street and then du Parc Avenue, where the mountain will come into full view. At Mont-Royal Avenue, the bus will turn onto Chemin de la Côte Sainte-Catherine, and you’ll see all this hillside has to offer! The road winds its way to the north of the mountain through a residential neighbourhood with a rich history. The houses in this area are often large and architecturally stunning.
Outremontcity hall, at the corner of Davaar Avenue, is particularly impressive. This is a lovely spot to get out and walk for a bit.
As the bus heads west, you’ll pass hospitals and educational institutions. The CHU Sainte-Justine, the Jewish General Hospital and Collège Jean-de-Brébeufmake this a pretty busy road.
As you enter the Côte-des-Neigesneighbourhood, a whole other side of the city will open up to you. Here, apartment buildings and local businesses stand side by side. Signs above shop windows reflect the varied cultural and linguistic backgrounds of the borough’s residents. Get off the bus and take a stroll to experience this colourful, diverse area of Montréal.
You’ll also pass a métro station along the route. Can you guess its name? Côte-Sainte-Catherine métro station, on Orange line of course!