Creating the 2050 Land Use and Mobility Plan

Last updated February 2, 2024
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In 2024, Montréal will adopt its Land Use and Mobility Plan 2050 that will propose innovative tools to redesign the city and shape mobility around the green transition. The city will involve Montréal’s population in conceiving its content.

What is an Land Use and Mobility Plan 2050?

The 2050 Land Use and Mobility Plan 2050 (PUM) will serve as a reference framework for making decisions that will affect Montrealers’ lifestyles. The City Vision proposes a vision and the transitions needed to get there. The city is therefore calling on the population to help define the future of our city.

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What is the timeline for the Land Use and Mobility Plan?

The participation process is divided into 6 phases, some already completed and some still to come.

Phase 2 - Imagining possible futures

In fall 2020 and winter 2021, the city held workshops in which participants worked to conceptualize proposals presented in theCity Vision.

In these workshops, people representing various social, economic, community, cultural, environmental and institutional organizations were invited to imagine the future of Montréal and to seek solutions to the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Phase 3 - Discussing the City Vision

Over the last few months, the Office de consultation publique de Montréal (OCPM) held a public consultation on the City Vision.

This consultation allowed the city to test ideas for the future of Montréal and understand the extent to which Montrealers wish to transform the region and change their lifestyles.

Discover the highlights of the OCPM’s public consultation (in French)

Phase 4 - Develop the contents of the 2050 plan

After the OCPM consultation is completed, the city will improve the City Vision so that it reflects Montrealers’ aspirations and will integrate it into PUM 2050. Montréal will also reflect on ways to achieve the vision of the future presented in the City Vision (projects, urban planning by-laws, grant programs, partnerships, etc.).

To support its deliberations, the city will seek the help of specialists in land use planning and mobility and will organize workshops with community organizations and the population.

Phase 5 - Consultation on PUM 2050

In accordance with the Charter of Ville de Montréal, Metropolis of Québecandthe Act Respecting Land Use Planning and Development, the city council will adopt a first version of PUM 2050 and will ask the Office de consultation publique de Montréal (OCPM) to hold a second public consultation. 

This consultation will aim to verify whether Montrealers agree with the means and tools proposed by the city to achieve its vision for the future. 

If deemed necessary, city council will amend PUM 2050 based on the opinions expressed during the consultation process and then adopt the final version of the document.

Phase 6 - Moving forward together

Once PUM 2050 is adopted by city council, the city and the Montréal community will have to innovate and work together to make it happen. 

The City will make changes to the urban planning by-laws, invest as needed, carry out public works and support citizen initiatives. It will also monitor progress, make adjustments and continue to develop solutions with Montrealers in order to keep moving in the right direction.