Le Groupe Rousseau Lefebvre

Linear park on the banks of the St. Lawrence _Montreal

2014-2015

Client

City of Montreal

Collaborators

  • SNC Lavalin

Environmental and sustainable benefits

  • Sustainable stormwater management
  • Creation of ecosystems and green corridors
  • Increased biodiversity
  • Increased biomass
  • Heat island mitigation
  • Sustainable materials
  • Social responsability
  • Health and well-being
  • Lower infrastructure costs
  • Lower maintenance costs

In the wake of the requalification of the Bonaventure Expressway, the City of Montreal is offering its citizens the opportunity to reclaim the banks of the St. Lawrence River. This new waterfront promenade, located between the Champlain and Victoria bridges, offers many views of the city, the river and its banks.

The site is extremely contaminated, the project, to be realized, must take into account important decontamination work and phytoremediation. The banks will have to be completely remodeled, stabilized and arranged. Developed in an environmental approach, the project provides for the naturalization of all banks, thus contributing to animal and plant life along the river.

The promenade will also become a new bikeway access to downtown Montreal. Punctuated with works of art, landscape sculptures and public places, it will become a privileged access to the city center.