The practice of sports in Montreal is part of the city’s history and has been contributing to its exposure for decades. As a result of becoming an Olympic city in 1976, Montreal has become home to major sports organizations, including Quebec’s provincial sports federations, national sports federations and professional clubs. 

Excellence sportive de l’île de Montréal (ESIM) was incorporated in December 2011.

To learn more about ESIM and the services for Montreal Next generation athletes, visit ESIM’s website at

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ESIM’s mission is to contribute to the development of high-performance sport and to the exposure of the island of Montreal by working on three axes in distinctive ways:

ESIM-Athletes: ESIM ensures the coordination of services that complement the development of high-performance athletes on the island of Montreal, as well as that of sports stakeholders who operate around these athletes.

ESIM-Events: with the help of partners, more specifically Tourism Montréal and Ville de Montréal, ESIM provides a dedicated expertise when it comes to attracting and hosting national and international sports events on the island of Montreal.

ESIM-Synergy: By grouping together all those involved in high-performance sport on the island of Montreal (sports commissions, clubs, coaches, athletes, people responsible for college- and university-level sports, etc.), ESIM ensures the leadership to create the synergy needed to optimize the development of high-performance sport as well as the exposure of the island of Montreal.

 ESIM GYMS: The partnership between ESIM and District Elite gives Montreal’s next generation of athletes from the West Island the ability to train in a high quality facility. ESIM also have a training facility at Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard specially designed for the high-level athletes of Montreal.