Montréal Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations (excludes Metro-Richelieu), 1925-1983

This is a list of all chain grocery locations my research has uncovered in Montréal between 1925 and 1983 (except for Lasalle, Metro, and Richelieu), compiled from city directories, telephone books, newspapers, and other sources. There may be some omissions due to incomplete or missing data, etc. and I welcome suggestions and corrections. Please read about my methodology for more information about what I do and do not include.

View and download a copy of this location spreadsheet via Google Sheets.


  • This list is limited to the Île de Montréal and Îles de Laval. The Rive-Nord (North Shore) and Rive-Sud (South Shore) may be added later.
  • Montréal went through a major street renumbering around 1928. Also English street names have been replaced over the years by French equivalents in many cases. Street names have been given using Francophone-style ordering and spelling (rue = street, chemin = road, ouest = west, est = east) although I have omitted the comma that is often used between the number and street name and I have used the Anglophone approach to capitalization (so the street type is capitalized). Additionally, I have used the post-amalgamation names for the municipalities. This seems to provide the best functionality in the Google Maps links.
  • City directories published after 1960 were mostly unusable as the business directory began listing locations for paid advertisers only. I have used newspaper and other sources to fill in the gaps. There are probably some omissions, but this is the best list I could come up with.
  • Metro and Richelieu stores are not included in the list because they are not identified as such in the directories and I was only able to find two (very rare) ads listing all locations in 1955, 1972, and 1983. These are on a separate page.

Store tags:

  • A&P
  • Buywell
  • Dionne
  • Dominion
  • Loblaws
  • Metro-Lasalle/Metro-Richelieu
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Provigo/Héritage/Maxi
  • Spot Supermarkets
  • Steinberg
  • Stop & Shop
  • Thrift Stores
  • Tousignant & Freres
  • United
Updated on 19 February 2024

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