New Lachine waterfront park

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Public participation process for development of the new Lachine waterfront park

In the summer of 2020, the Ville de Montréal announced the transformation of the Lachine Marina into a new waterfront park.


Located across from the Lachine waterfront and René-Lévesque Park, this new park is a major environmental remediation project and a concrete step in the City’s ecological transition. It is directly in line with Montréal's strategy to fight and adapt to climate change. With this new park, the City wishes to make accessible to the general public a new and emblematic waterfront destination that highlights the shoreline and Montréal’s distinctive character as an island.


An invitation to imagine the future waterfront park

In 2021, the city invited citizens to take part in a public participation process concerning the future park’s development and programming. The data collected will help to improve and refine the development proposal presented by the city and to create a project that meets the expectations of the entire community.

The various consultation activities were successful in reaching a diverse public in the borough of Lachine and its surrounding areas. They generated many ideas for developments, facilities and activities.

The city is now at work to make this major future waterfront park project a reality. The planning process continues with the launch of studies to better understand the site and validate the development choices. Some preparatory work will also be done starting in the fall of 2022.

Until then, the site remains open to the public.


Public participation process for development of the new Lachine waterfront park

In the summer of 2020, the Ville de Montréal announced the transformation of the Lachine Marina into a new waterfront park.


Located across from the Lachine waterfront and René-Lévesque Park, this new park is a major environmental remediation project and a concrete step in the City’s ecological transition. It is directly in line with Montréal's strategy to fight and adapt to climate change. With this new park, the City wishes to make accessible to the general public a new and emblematic waterfront destination that highlights the shoreline and Montréal’s distinctive character as an island.


An invitation to imagine the future waterfront park

In 2021, the city invited citizens to take part in a public participation process concerning the future park’s development and programming. The data collected will help to improve and refine the development proposal presented by the city and to create a project that meets the expectations of the entire community.

The various consultation activities were successful in reaching a diverse public in the borough of Lachine and its surrounding areas. They generated many ideas for developments, facilities and activities.

The city is now at work to make this major future waterfront park project a reality. The planning process continues with the launch of studies to better understand the site and validate the development choices. Some preparatory work will also be done starting in the fall of 2022.

Until then, the site remains open to the public.


  • Citizen participation process: Consult the Final Report

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    by Sophie Voyer,

    From June 21 to August 9, 2021, the population of Montréal was able to get information and contribute to imagining the future Lachine waterfront park through several virtual public participation tools. Through the online survey, the ideas box, the interactive map and the co-creation workshop, citizens had the opportunity to share their opinions and proposals on various elements of the new park.

    You will find all the details and the many ideas in the Final Report (in French) available in the Documents section.

    (Note that the appendices mentioned in the report are already in the Documents section of the site, in order to lighten the report.)

  • New step regarding the co-creation workshop on 20th of July

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    by Sophie Voyer,

    Among the citizen participation processes concerning the development and programming of the future park, a co-creation workshop, by invitation took place on the 20th of July (in virtual format).

    Bringing together some 40 people from various backgrounds, the objective of this meeting was to gather the opinions of future park users in order to improve and refine the layout sketch proposed by the City and thus develop a project that meets the expectations of the entire community.

    The invitation-only formula was chosen to ensure greater representation among the various interest groups, including sports associations and clubs, local groups from Lachine and Lake Saint-Louis, and social, cultural and environmental stakeholders. The Association des plaisanciers du port de Lachine and the citizen collective #réclametarive had also participated to the event.

    The program has included discussion workshops on the theme of development and programming, in a formula of exchange and dialogue in small, animated groups.

    The contribution of these participants will enrich the ideas formulated by citizens during the other stages of the citizen participation process, including the online survey, the suggestion box and the interactive map until July 31, available on the makingmtl.ca/lachinewaterfrontpark


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