La Société de développement commerciale (SDC) is a non-profit organization comprised of 185 business members located on Saint-Denis Street between Sherbrooke and Sainte-Catherine, on Ontario and Maisonneuve Streets between Sanguinet and Berri, and on Emery Street between Sanguinet and Saint-Denis.
To contribute, through our initiatives, to promote the commercial and cultural development of the Quartier Latin by creating a clean, safe, unique, distinctive and entertaining environment for its members, residents and clients.
Revitalize the Quartier Latin and make it a destination sought after for its unique color, where Francophone identity, student creativity and ecological commitment bring out a warm, authentic cultural experience on a human scale.
To establish bridges and harmonious synergies by putting people at the heart of each of our actions in order to foster an open environment conducive to a collective future.
Build on the contribution of our neighborhood's institutions, the arts, culture and our business mix by implementing innovative and participatory approaches to make our neighborhood a "laboratory" for society.
To create lasting ties with our members and Montrealers in order to stimulate a sense of belonging to the Quartier Latin.
Cultivate our roots to help the Quartier Latin evolve by ensuring its fundamental and unique status as the main home of Montreal's Francophone culture and knowledge.
The SDC carries out structuring projects in various fields of action in order to stimulate the economic and cultural development of our territory and to reinforce our reputation.
The SDC team is composed of young, dedicated and motivated professionals. They have a common vision: to make the Quartier Latin and its merchants shine.
Their role is to make you live the Quartier Latin experience at its best by setting up events and embellishing the area while creating a unique feeling of belonging.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
As the head of the SDC, Franck leads various projects for the commercial development of Quartier Latin. He is the contact person for partnership and economic development.
ADMINISTRATION AND MEMBER SERVICES
Mathieu supports the management in many projects. He is always listening to the members and is proactive about their needs in order to offer real support to the merchants. He is the contact person for questions from the general public and members.
COORDINATOR COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING
Under her direction, Laurence coordinates several communications projects and develops marketing strategies to promote the Quartier Latin and its merchants. She is the contact person for media partnerships, communication tools and social networks.
COORDINATOR OF OPERATIONS SITE
Sundeep has been with the SDC since 2009. He is the contact person for the maintenance of the territory in terms of cleanliness and security.
The Board of Directors is composed of experts from various sectors representing the Quartier: restaurants, culture, entertainment, bars, communications, etc. The members of the Board of Directors join forces to develop strategies to promote the Quartier as a whole.