Le Groupe Rousseau Lefebvre

Île-de-la-Visitation Nature Park _ Montreal

2011

Client

City of Montreal, Ahuntsic-Cartierville Borough

Collaborators

  • Écogénie and Teknika-HBA

Prix & mentions

Dumanis Award, Chambre de l'industrie et du commerce de Laval

Environmental and sustainable benefits

  • Protection of natural habitats
  • Creation of ecosystem and green corridors
  • Increased biodiversity
  • Increased biomass
  • Heat island mitigation
  • Sustainable materials
  • Social responsibility
  • Health and well-being
  • Quicker approvals time for permits (MELCC, etc.)

The natural quality of the wooded shoreline was the main inspiration for the masterplan. The pedestrian and bike path network was redefined to insure a better co-habitation between the visitors. An informal path along the river and the basin were removed and revegetation works insured protection to this fragile site from excessive trampling.

  • Masterplan of a 25-year period
  • Phytotechnology (bioengineering), riverbank stabilisation
  • Protection of fragile ecosystems
  • Public rivershore access through designed and defined interventions to insure riverbank protection and stabilisation