Guy Breton has won the Prix du Mont-Royal 2020 for having dedicated his career to protecting and enhancing Mont-Royal. Two honourable mentions were awarded to Line Bonneau and Denis Fournier.
During his term as rector of the Université de Montréal, from 2010 to 2020, Guy Breton orchestrated the master plan for the development of the university’s campus. Under this plan, the institution committed not to build any new buildings on the Mont-Royal territory, in order to protect the natural and cultural heritage of the site. Breton has also supported numerous sustainable development projects and contributed to maintaining the biodiversity of the mountain’s natural environments.
Line Bonneau, a long-time volunteer with Les amis de la montagne, and Denis Fournier received honourable mentions. Recently retired, Fournier worked for many years as a wildlife management technician and natural environment manager within the Service des grands parcs, du Mont-Royal et des sports. Line Bonneau and Denis Fournier have shown exemplary commitment, and thus contributed to protecting and improving the mountain, and cultivating its appeal for current and future generations.
The Prix du Mont-Royal
Created in 2005, the Prix du Mont-Royal is awarded annually. It is an initiative of Les amis de la montagne, with which the Ville de Montréal is associated.