Les mini-forêts de Montréal (Montréal mini-forests)

Last updated October 6, 2022
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This project calls for the creation of seven mini-forests that will improve access to nature in the city. It was one of the winning projects in the first edition of the city’s participatory budget.


These protected mini-forests, developed in local parks or underused municipal spaces, increase the size of the city’s green canopy and offer residents a place for quiet contemplation.
This project will be implemented in five boroughs, with a total budget of $1.4 million.


  • Add more than 1,200 m2 of forests in Montréal.
  • Offer islands of biodiversity that promote the survival of plant and animal species.
  • Offer residents places to decompress and re-energize.

Progress update

Learn about the details of the project in each borough:

Under planning

  • Location: 4079 Boulevard Henri-Bourassa Est (north-west of the corner of Boulevard Henri-Bourassa and Rue Pie-IX)
  • Budget: $204,555
  • Delivery date: 2023

Under planning

  • Locations:
    • At the intersection of chemin de la Côte Sainte-Catherine, Côte du Vésinet and avenue McCulloch
    • The pond at parc St-Viateur
    • Other locations under analysis
  • Budget: $500,000
  • Delivery date: Fall 2022 and summer 2023

Preliminary analysis

  • Location: The western section of Parc Deauville
  • Budget: $206,700
  • Delivery date: summer 2023


  • Location: 2 mini-forests in the southern section of Parc Père-Marquette, and one close to the corner of Boulevard Rosemont and Rue Garnier
  • Budget: $88,000
  • Delivery date: June 2022

Under planning

  • Location: 2 mini-forests, one along the shoreline close to the Serres municipales, and the other one to be determined
  • Budget: $456,123
  • Delivery date: october 2022 and october 2023