It is the economic and cultural heart of the Côte-des-Neiges neighbourhood. Côte-des-Neiges Road features a variety of culturally diverse cuisine in its many restaurants; Québécois/Canadian, British, French Chinese, Lebanese, Vietnamese and Italian alongside many of the popular fast food franchises. Supermarkets and a farmer market also offer victuals to the local residents. Libraries and a school are also present.
The proximity of the Université de Montréal generates a large student population in the neighborhood alongside the ethnically diverse population.