New Lachine waterfront park

Last updated March 2, 2022
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The Lachine marina will be converted into a vast riverside green space. This unique destination will allow Montrealers to enjoy many aquatic activities. The city will conduct water quality testing to develop a swimming area.

Redevelopment work through 2025

Montréal will invest more than $20 million in the future park, facing the Lachine reiverfront and Parc René-Lévesque. This transformation project takes into account:

  • The outdated existing facilities
  • Damage caused by the 2017 and 2019 spring floods
  • The major investments needed to maintain the infrastructure

Restoring the site’s ecological value

In addition to providing increased access to Lac Saint-Louis to the entire population, this major environmental restoration project is a tangible step in the ecological transition, part of Montreal’s strategy to fight and adapt to climate change.

Next steps

The planning process is continuing with studies being undertaken to better understand the site and validate the design choices. Some preparatory works will take place starting in fall 2022.

Occasional events will be held here during the summer, to provide the population opportunities to enjoy the site.

Consult the Final Report on the public consultations

From June 21 to August 9, 2021, citizens were invited to participatory workshops to discuss development plans and programming for the site.

People were able to obtain information and contribute to imagining the future Lachine waterfront park through various online public participation tools including a survey, an idea box, an interactive map and a co-creation workshop.

For more information, consult the Final Report here.