Crowley area planning

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The Crowley area is a small residential and commercial neighbourhood located in a part of the borough that’s been undergoing major changes. The residential construction and public land development projects announced for this neighbourhood are in keeping with the improvements that have already been made.

This fall, the borough of CDN-NDG wants to present the residents of the Crowley area with a plan for new residential buildings in their neighbourhood. Through consultation activities, the borough wants to provide residents with information and, especially, to obtain their point of view.

This consultation with residents of the area will enhance the planning


The Crowley area is a small residential and commercial neighbourhood located in a part of the borough that’s been undergoing major changes. The residential construction and public land development projects announced for this neighbourhood are in keeping with the improvements that have already been made.

This fall, the borough of CDN-NDG wants to present the residents of the Crowley area with a plan for new residential buildings in their neighbourhood. Through consultation activities, the borough wants to provide residents with information and, especially, to obtain their point of view.

This consultation with residents of the area will enhance the planning of the upcoming residential projects by addressing their integration with existing buildings and the needs in the area. We invite you to consult this website regularly in order to participate in the project and keep tabs on its progress.


An area undergoing major changes

Over the course of the last decade, the southern part of the borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (CDN-NDG) has been completely transformed by the construction of the new McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). Between 2009 and 2015, the municipality carried out a great deal of work to increase the quality of the public assets, like the reconstruction of the water supply and sewer systems and the improvement of the general accessibility of the MUHC.

This work has centred on the Vendôme intermodal (subway, bus, train) station, which provides the area with good public transit. In fact, a new entry to the metro station and a new pedestrian tunnel connecting it to the Vendôme train station, the MUHC and Boulevard De Maisonneuve are being built by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM). At the same time, the Turcot interchange is being rebuilt by the Ministère des Transports du Québec. Recently, the Ville de Montréal announced a significant investment in the Saint-Jacques Escarpment nature park - another improvement in the area.

All these changes are taking place in direct proximity to the small residential and commercial neighbourhood bounded by Rue Saint-Jacques to the south, Boulevard Décarie to the east, Avenue Prud'homme to the west and the railway to the north.

Source : Lemay, 2020. Requalification de l'îlot Décarie-Crowley


  • Summary of the Crowley planning survey results

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    11 Dec 2020
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    A survey on the Crowley area was launched on the Making MTL website and conducted between September 24 and November 27, 2020. In total, 40 people responded to the survey. Almost all of the respondents were residents of the area.


    Although the main recognized characteristics of this sector are the Vendôme intermodal station and the MUHC, community belonging stands out to residents, with 50% in the choice of answers.


    The issue of making active transportation safe, the limited offering of shops and local services, and parking problems were mentioned by residents. The improvements that should be made are an increase in the variety of shops and services, more safety in getting around the area, and the addition of greenery.


    Regarding innovative parking solutions, the implementation of a policy of on-street parking reserved for residents was widely favoured, followed by the pooling of indoor parking spaces and an increase in the number of parking spaces for car-sharing.


    Regarding the acceptability of social, family and affordable housing developments, residents were mostly in favour, with more than 50% of respondents agreeing or somewhat agreeing.


    Finally, the development of a shared street, the establishment of biodiversity corridors, and the enhancement of the Saint-Jacques Escarpment are ideas that were well received.







  • A park in the Saint-Jacques Escarpment ecoterritory

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    22 Sep 2020

    On May 21, 2020, the Ville de Montréal announced the creation of a major new park that will extend from the Saint-Jacques Escarpment to Rue Notre-Dame. This green space measuring close to 60 hectares will include wooded areas, wetlands and prairie zones to encourage biodiversity.

    The park, which will border the Crowley, Westhaven, Saint-Raymond and Upper Lachine neighbourhoods, will be shared between the Sud-Ouest borough and the borough of CDN-NDG.

  • Layout of the “bande verte” announced

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    11 Dec 2020
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    On Thursday, November 26, the Ministère des Transports (MTQ) held an information session to present the final design of the “bande verte” (green strip) to be located at the foot of the Saint-Jacques Escarpment.


    This plan will add more than 12 hectares to the escarpment’s conservation area while providing the population with a green space complete with a multi-functional path, rest areas and a small parking lot with charging stations.


    Its opening is scheduled for spring 2022.


    View the project presentation (French only)

  • Participate in the survey

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    23 Sep 2020

    As the borough is working on the planning and implementation of new residential construction and public land development projects in the area, we want to understand the needs and the issues of the area’s residents.

    Share your knowledge of the Crowley area with us by completing the survey. The survey is over.