Saint-Laurent is already planning the development and renovation of some of its public spaces in the short and medium term.
Guillaume-Bruneau and Ronald Moreau parks as well as the eastern sector of Bassin Noroît and Square Thérèse-Cadorette will be the focus of major improvement projects in 2021, 2022 and 2023 as part of the Borough’s 10-year capital investment program.
Located in Nouveau-Saint-Laurent, Parc Guillaume-Bruneau will undergo a second phase of work focusing on reforestation. Carried out in 2020, the first phase focused on repairing the waterfall and planting aquatic plants and a flowering meadow—a space where flowers and native grasses grow in synergy. This project was entrusted to the firm Aménagements Sud-Ouest for an amount of $436,000. It should be completed in the fall of 2022.
In Parc Bois-Franc, the sector located east of Bassin Noroît will be redeveloped by 2022 to include a trail, a portion of a bicycle path as well as lighting. In addition, more excavation of this basin is currently being evaluated, in particular to eliminate the problem of the increasing invasion of phragmites, a species that causes damage to wetlands.
Located on rue Maheu, not far from Parc Alexis-Nihon, Parc Ronald-Moreau will be renovated with the installation of a ping-pong table, three gliders, four picnic tables and a basketball practice pad. New children’s playground equipment will also be added, including swings for 2-year-olds and under, for 5-12-year-olds and for parent-child as well as playgrounds for 2-5-year-olds and 5-12-year-olds. As for Square Thérèse-Cadorette, located in the Chameran district, playground equipment will be installed there as well as parent-child swings and swings for all ages, in addition to new greenery. In this park, as in this square, youngsters and grown-ups will be able to enjoy these new facilities starting in the summer of 2022.
The first phase of the work on Parc Ronald-Moreau and Square Thérèse-Cadorette is being carried out by the firm Stantec Experts-Conseils, for a total of $250,000. The contract covers the development of the concept, the preparation of plans and specifications and the call for tender documents. In order to save time and professional fees, the two projects were combined into one bid. The public call for tenders to carry out the Parc Ronald-Moreau project was authorized by Borough Council on June 7, 2021, as was the contract awarded to Stantec Experts-Conseils.
Saint-Laurent adopts a $73.7-million budget and a 10-year capital investment program of $97 million to pursue its development (October 7, 2020).
Saint-Laurent Injects Nearly $5 Million into its Parks: A Breath of Fresh Air (May 20, 2021).
About Saint-Laurent’s 10-year capital investment program
Covering the years from 2021 to 2030, Saint-Laurent’s Ten-year capital investment program is designed to plan investments to improve the borough’s parks, roads and public buildings. With a budget of $97 million, this program allows for great flexibility in carrying out priority projects. It replaces the Three-year capital investment program that is usually adopted each year in conjunction with the operating budget.
« Saint-Laurent tient à offrir à sa population – et notamment aux familles – des espaces publics verts, adaptés à tous les âges, dans les divers quartiers de son territoire. S’appuyant sur des équipes chevronnées, le conseil a donc planifié des investissements afin que petits et grands profitent d’activités de détente, de socialisation et de mise en forme. Voilà une preuve de plus qu’en tout temps, il fait bon vivre à Saint-Laurent! »