Families Downtown

Did you know?

There are now almost 3,000 families living in Peter-McGill. This number is on the rise with the promise of two public primary schools and a community centre to be built in the next 5 years.

Are you a parent or community worker?

Check out our website for a full calendar of family-friendly activities, as well as local resources!

Families Downtown was born in 2013 of the desire and commitment of community partners to better serve downtown families. Since then, we have worked together to provide essential services and family activities which did not previously exist in Peter-McGill, including:

  • Support groups for parents
  • A daycare centre
  • Storytelling activities and youth library
  • Cultural activities for kids and toddlers
  • Family-friendly events including festivals and concerts


Familles Downtown brings together families and community stakeholders in order to collaborate in an innovative way and develop a better quality of life for all children, youth and families in downtown Montreal.


That all children, youth and families of all backgrounds be fulfilled and engaged to  develop their full potential in a welcoming and inclusive downtown.


To develop a family-centred approach in order to increase the participation of downtown families in activities and services, and reduce the chances of isolation.

Committee Members

  • Association récréative Milton-Parc
  • Avenir d'enfants
  • Batshaw Youth & Family Centres
  • Centre Greene
  • City of Montreal - Ville-Marie Borough
  • CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal
  • Comité logement Ville-Marie
  • Concordia University Student Parent Centre
  • CPE Am Stram Gram
  • CPE Jardin de fruits
  • École FACE
  • Éco-quartier-Peter-McGill
  • Éléphant Chocolat
  • Evangel Pentecostal Church
  • Garderie LaSalle des petits
  • Innovation Youth
  • Les amies de la montagne
  • McGill Social Equity and Diversity Education Office
  • Montreal Children's Library
  • Montreal Diet Dispensary
  • Résidence du YMCA
  • St Jax
  • YMCA Downtown
  • YWCA Montreal

The work of Families Downtown is made possible thanks to the support of