Financial support for owners of industrial lots in eastern Montréal

Last updated January 10, 2024

This program was designed to help owners of industrial lots with contaminated soil in eastern Montréal through a subsidy to rehabilitate their land.

Specific sectors

The program is accessible to owners of private lots exclusively in these two specific* sectors:

1. Secteur industriel de la Pointe-de-l’île (SIPI)  in Anjou, Rivière-des-Prairies - Pointe-aux-Trembles and Montréal-Est
2. Secteur Assomption Sud–Longue-Pointe (ASLP) in Mercier - Hochelaga-Maisonneuve

Program objectives

This program aims to:

  • Rehabilitate exclusively industrial contaminated lots that are located in one of the two designated sectors in order to promote investment and commercialization by attracting research, innovation and entrepreneurship activities
  • Promote the use of proven technologies to decontaminate soil, specifically treatment of excavated soil with a view to re-using it

Project eligibility

To be eligible, a project application must contain the following elements:

  • Compliance with all laws and regulations in force in Québec, particularly the Environment Quality Act ​​
  • Where possible, having excavated soil treated
  • Use a traceability system approved by the Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatique. Learn more (in french)

Rehabilitation work must be completed no later than 60 months from the date of eligibility. An additional 24 months may be granted in the case of on-site decontamination upon presentation of valid supporting documents

Financial assistance

Financial assistance amounts to 90% of eligible expenses for private projects.

Financial assistance amounts to 100% of the eligible expenses of municipal projects, municipal organizations and Quebec government departments.

50% of the amount of the subsidy can be paid in advance of the start of the repair work.

There is no cap on financial assistance, except for former waste disposal sites where eligible financial assistance cannot exceed $500,000 per project for waste excavation.

In all cases, the municipal subsidy combined with federal and provincial assistance can reach 100 per cent of a decontamination project’s eligible expenses.


The following types of projects are not eligible:

  • Rehabilitation work that began before the date on which the subsidy application was declared eligible
  • Contaminated lots which, since January 1, 2023 was the property of a physical or moral person who allowed the land to be contaminated
  • Contaminated lots that were used as landfills or for similar activities on or after April 24, 1997
  •  A contaminated lot whose owner is listed in the province’s registry of businesses that are ineligible for public contracts
  • Eligible work that has received another municipal subsidy

Additional information

To learn more about the procedure, orientations and designated areas, visit Accelerating Growth in Eastern Montréal (in French) and the Declaration for the Revitalization of eastern Montréal (in French).

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