The mini-forests are one of the two Verdun projects selected by Ville de Montréal as part of its participatory budget. The other one is the Jardin Éthel, which will be set up on the top floor of the Éthel parking lot.
The projects were chosen through a public vote held June 11 – July 11, 2021. The mini-forests received the most votes, with 8,553 votes among the 7 selected projects.
What are mini-forests?
Mini-forests are small urban woodlands created to increase the canopy in the city and provide residents with a contemplative experience. In particular, they make it possible to:
● reduce heat islands
● provide islands of biodiversity for the survival of plant and animal species
● provide residents with places to relax, regain their strength and get away from it all
They also provide several other benefits such as capturing CO2, reducing air pollution, capturing runoff water, fixing pollutants in the soil, etc.
Survey on Potential Sites
Mini-forests are a people-oriented project, so it is only natural that the public be consulted when these are being set up in a given area. After examining 13 potential sites in Verdun, the borough’s Administration has pre-selected four on which it would like to have your opinion and comments. The objective is to choose two of them at the end of the process.
We therefore invite you to answer the online survey below, between now and April 17, 2022 and to inform us of your choice among the proposed sites. You may also add comments for each one. Before you fill out the survey, please take the time to review the advantages and disadvantages of each site in the document Presentation of the Project and the Sites, which you will also find below. All your feedback will be compiled and analyzed to ensure that the sites selected meet residents’ needs and expectations as much as possible.