This summer, as part of its Ten-year capital investment plan, Saint-Laurent will complete new facilities in Parc Philippe-Laheurte and Parc Raymond-Vidal as well as Square Norseman.
These three projects represent a total investment of $4,883,700, to which will be added the funds required for planning the work to be carried out in 2022 and 2023.
Parc Philippe-Laheurte, located at the corner of Boulevard Cavendish and Avenue Ernest-Hemingway, covers an area of 140,000 m2. This new phase of development allows for the construction of several sports grounds—four tennis courts, two volleyball courts and one basketball court. A 3-hoop basketball pad will be added for younger children to practise their shots, a chalet will be built, pathways and a piazzetta will be set up, drinking fountains installed and landscaping done. The cost of this large-scale project amounts to $3.3 million, one-third of which is being financed by Saint-Laurent and the remaining two-thirds by Ville de Montréal’s Service des grands parcs, du Mont-Royal et des sports (SGPMRS). The work will be carried out by NMP Golf Construction and will be completed by the end of July.
Parc Raymond-Vidal, located at the corner of Boulevard Lebeau and Rue Khalil-Gibran, has a surface area of 3250 m2. With these fully renovated grounds, five-year-olds and under as well as 6-12-year-olds will have access to two play structures and two swings as well as an area with splash pads. In addition, there will be a basketball court, a green space with a multi-purpose area for families plus street furniture and greenery. This $828,700 project, paid by the SGPMRS, is being carried out by Construction & Excavation MAP 2000. It is expected to be completed by the end of June 2021.
The brand new 3500 m2Square Norseman is located in the Bois-Franc sector and is close to the commuter train station of the same name. This project will involve the construction of two children’s playgrounds and a pathway as well as the installation of street furniture, decorative lighting and other facilities. It also includes planting and sodding work. Carried out by Les Entreprises Daniel Robert at a cost of $755,000, it is expected to be completed in August 2021.
These three projects are in line with the objectives of Saint-Laurent’s 2017-2020 Local sustainable development plan and, for Philippe-Laheurte and Raymond-Duval parks in particular, with those of the 2017-2021 Integrated action plan for social development.
Parc Philippe Laheurte is named after Saint-Laurent athlete Philippe Laheurte (1957-1991). Parc Raymond Vidal pays tribute to Raymond Vidal (1918-2004), known for his involvement in sports activities in the community. As for Square Norseman, it refers to the model of a bush plane built on the land owned by the Cartierville aviation companies (including Bombardier and Canadair), which became the Bois-Franc sector where the square is located.
About Saint-Laurent’s 10-year capital investment programCovering 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.
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“Thanks to these investments, made in three different sectors of Saint-Laurent, residents will enjoy improvements to their neighbourhood life. They will benefit from quality facilities very close to home, adapted to all ages and offering a wide range of activities for relaxing, socializing and getting in shape. With this work, it will be even better to live in Saint-Laurent!”