29 March 2021
A wheelchair tour of the Saint-Henri district
Saint-Henri is one of the neighbourhoods that make up the Montreal mosaic. It stands out for its working-class past and its unexpected architecture. You will find many modest houses, as pretty as they are colourful, as well as factories from the industrial era proudly recycled into high-end residences.
3 points of interest near Lionel-Groulx station
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The Atwater Market has been in existence since 1933, and its Art Deco architecture has earned it a place among the most eye-catching buildings in the city of Montreal. Open year-round, the Atwater Market is famous for its great butcher shops and cheese shops, as well as its garden centre in the spring, but also for its market gardeners, who set up shop around the building in the summer.
The main entrance to the market has a long flight of steps, but the secondary entrances on the side are accessible through automatically opening doors. The central aisles outside and inside are wide, although those in the shops are more cramped. Despite these small issues, it is possible to enjoy many of the shops. Accessible washrooms are located near the Havre aux Glaces ice-cream parlour.
Lachine Canal Park
A link between the city and nature, the Lachine Canal is a former industrial canal inaugurated in 1825, transformed into a green belt with paths and ancient trees. The part from the Dominion Warehouses to Charlevoix street is the section of the park near Lionel-Groulx station.
On site, take advantage of the Atwater wharf, where benches are available to view the scenery. We recommend crossing the Lachine Canal on a nearby, gently sloping bridge. On the other side, there are two accessible trails. The first runs along the canal and the second leads to a playground and rest area. Please note: Access to the various platforms still includes stairs.
The Corona Theatre is one of Montreal’s noteworthy theatres. Built in 1912, it was a silent film theatre and a venue for vaudeville shows until the 1960s, after which it fell into oblivion. It was reborn after a major renovation in the late 1990s. Its medium size allows for a close experience with the artists who perform there.
As far as accessibility is concerned, the reserved seats are at the back of the room on the ground floor, where there is also an accessible washroom. There is no elevator to the mezzanine level.
Visit Saint-Henri by metro
Discover the city car-free with the Montreal metro! While this means of transport has many shortcomings in terms of accessibility, it also offers several opportunities. We have found 60 points of interest within 500 metres of the 16 accessible STM stations.
The area around Lionel-Groulx station, in the heart of Saint-Henri, is worth exploring. There is only one outside exit, which is near the elevator. You can’t go wrong! You will hit daylight at 620 Atwater Avenue.
Enjoy visiting these points of interest near Lionel-Groulx station!