Montreal Commerce Design competitors open doors to voters

Twenty Montreal businesses are holding an open house today and are inviting the public in to meet the designers who created their interior spaces.

Montrealers have until the end of August to vote for the best commercial interior design for 2015

Twenty Montreal businesses are in the running for a commerce design competition. Winners will be determined by online vote. 2:17

Twenty Montreal businesses are holding an open house today and are inviting the public in to meet the designers who created their interior spaces.

The restaurants, boutiques, bakeries and showrooms are all finalists in the 2015 Montreal's Commerce Design competition.

It's up to the public to vote on the jury's selection.

The annual competition is aimed at encouraging shop owners to use the services of professional designers to enhance their space.

"It benefits the citizens, the merchants and also the city to have great places to visit and shop," said Stéphanie Jecrois, a design commissioner with the Montreal Design Bureau.

"It's all about contributing to the economic development of the city and also the vitality of the neighbourhoods."

20 finalists to choose from

The public has until the end of August to vote.