Lachine’s pleasure boating port will be converted into a vast riverside green space. Montrealers can enjoy a variety of nautical activities at this unique destination. The city will conduct water quality tests to develop a swimming area.
Redevelopment work through 2025
Montréal will invest more than $20 million in the future park, which is located in front of the Lachine shoreline and Parc René-Lévesque. The renovation project was chosen because of:
- Outdated facilities
- Damages caused by 2017 and 2019 spring floods
- The importance of investing in infrastructure maintenance
Giving an ecological value back to the site
In addition to increasing accessibility of the Lac Saint-Louis for the entire population, this major environmental restoration project is a tangible ecological action that is part of Montréal’s strategies to fight and adapt to climate change.
Next steps and public consultation
Redevelopment work will extend through 2025.
In 2021, development plans and site activities will be discussed among partners as well as in participatory workshops with residents. Environmental impact studies will also be conducted.
One-time events will be held in the summertime from 2021 to 2024 so that the public can enjoy the site beginning next year.
The marina is scheduled to close in fall 2020.
Information meeting and workshops with residents
An information meeting about the redevelopment of the Lachine marina was held on August 13. Some 584 people registered for the virtual meeting.
We received a number of questions from residents;154 questions were submitted in advance and 162 questions were submitted live. Residents’ questions and our answers have been compiled into a document. Due to the large number of questions, they have been organized by theme.
Comments and questions that did not involve the redevelopment of the Lachine marina were not included in the document.