Revitalizing vacant historical buildings: Call for Centre Saint-Paul projects

Published March 21, 2023 - 5:00 pm
Last updated March 22, 2023 - 8:58 am

Montréal is launching a call for projects to preserve the Centre Saint-Paul in Le Sud-Ouest. Its objective is to sell the building to a company or non-profit organization that will commit to restoring, preserving and enhancing this part of Montréal’s built heritage.

The call for projects aims to sell the building at its nominal assessed value of $1. In addition to restoration work, the project must integrate actions to support the city’s 2020-2030 Climate Plan.

IMPACTE program’s first project

The sale of Centre Saint-Paul is the first project within the city’s new IMPACTE progam. IMPACTE is an anagram for “Initiative Montréalaise en vue de la Protection, l’Amélioration et la Conversion des immeubles patrimoniaux excédentaires dans un contexte d’excellence en Transition Écologique” (Montréal Initiative to Protect, Improve and Convert Surplus Historical Buildings Within a Context of Excellence in Ecological Transition). It is part of the city’s vacant and surplus building strategy.

The 1923 m² building is located at 1606 Avenue de l’Église and 5505 Rue Angers. It once housed the former Côte-Saint-Paul’s town hall and fire station. 

Information session

A virtual information session about the call for projects and the IMPACTE program will be held on March 29, 2023. 

To learn more or to sign up for the session, visit the Bureau du design Web site.