The MUHC and its surroundings

Last updated September 27, 2021
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Located at the intersection of major roadways, the former Glen Railway Yards was replaced with construction of one of the largest hospital campuses in North America. Modernization of the area improved access and safety for residents and visitors.


The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) built on the site of the former Canadian Pacific (CP) Glen Railway Yard in Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, drastically transformed this part of the city.

Major municipal work was completed to improve the quality of the public domain, rebuild water and sewer lines and upgrade general accessibility to the MUHC site.

The entire project benefits from the Vendôme intermodal station (metro, bus, train), which provides better public transit service to the area. The Société de transport de Montréal added a new metro entrance building, as well as a new pedestrian tunnel to connect this entrance to the Vendôme train station, the MUHC and Boulevard De Maisonneuve. The project was also part of the Turcot reconstruction effort by the Ministère des Transports du Québec.


Procéder aux interventions municipales requises pour assurer l’insertion du CUSM en milieu urbain.

Components and characteristics

  • Reconstruction of infrastructure
  • Reconstruction of the rail bridge
  • Redesign of the public domain

Municipal work around the MUHC

Between 2009 and 2015, several municipal projects were completed prior to inauguration of the MUHC. This work principally involved the public domain of Boulevard Décarie and included repairs to infrastructure and reconstruction of the CP rail bridge.

Other public projects, including redesign of the De Maisonneuve, Décarie and Upper-Lachine intersection, are planned. They will provide a safe and attractive setting that will encourage sustainable mobility choices.

Planned investment

  • Municipal projects related to opening of the MUHC Glen Campus: $60 million