Faubourgs Area (South of sector)

Montréal, Québec

Submit your final project Submission closed on June 4 at 5PM UTC

Book a visit

Please fill this form to book a visit for : Faubourgs Area (South of sector)

Schedule and places

Personal informations

Sending datas

* Required Fields

The Faubourgs area is located east of downtown Montreal, close to the central business district. Its rich history and complex identity stretch back to the city's industrial boom in the 19th century. The southern part of this area bears the marks of the major urban redevelopment and highway construction that took place between 1950 and 1980, and led to the demolition of large swathes of the old neighbourhoods previously located there.

The City of Montreal now wishes to seize a unique opportunity to redevelop this area, following the closure of the Molson-Coors Brewery -one of Canada's oldest industries- and the relocation of Maison de Radio-Canada, and to correct major disruption left by previous urban development projects. With this in mind, the City of Montreal has undertaken a major planning exercise, with the aim of re-establishing links between this neighbourhood and the river, Old Montreal and the eastern part of downtown.

The vision for this redevelopment programme, which is based on a public consultation process, focuses on three main objectives:
  1. Strengthening the neighbourhood’s heritage and social and architectural identity;
  2. Consolidating the territory;
  3. Fostering a pleasant, sustainable and environmentally-friendly living environment.

In short, the object is to make the most of the structure of the historic Faubourgs neighbourhoods, to develop a model project for the eco-friendly transition of these industrial and institutional wastelands. The project will aim to minimize greenhouse gas emissions and inspire an environmentally-friendly lifestyle.

Approx. site area
The site covers a total of approximately 20 hectares, including Molson-Coors Brewery (12 ha) and the Radio-Canada ile (7 ha).

Background
Areas undergoing redevelopment, including several large institutional and industrial properties that are vacant or whose occupants are to relocate.

Priority areas & main City expectations

The aim of redevelopment in this area is to create a pleasant, sustainable and environmentally-friendly living environment. This will include:

  • creating a mixed-use development project, including new employment and housing centres on the vacant lots of Molson-Coors Brewery and Maison de Radio-Canada;
  • redesigning the urban landscape in relation to the banks of the Saint Lawrence River;
  • sustainable development of streets and public spaces, with a park on the site of the former Sohmer Park.




Localisé à l’est du centre-ville de Montréal, à proximité du centre des affaires, le secteur des Faubourgs se caractérise par une riche histoire et une identité complexe puisant son origine dans l’essor industriel de la ville au 19e siècle. La portion sud de ce secteur a fortement été marquée par la réalisation, entre 1950 et 1980, de grandes opérations de rénovation urbaine et de construction autoroutière qui ont engendré la démolition de larges parties des quartiers anciens qui s’y retrouvaient.

La Ville de Montréal souhaite aujourd’hui saisir l’occasion unique de requalification de ce milieu, offerte par le départ de la brasserie Molson-Coors, l’une des plus anciennes industries du Canada, ainsi que par le déménagement de la Maison de Radio-Canada, afin de corriger les grandes ruptures laissées par les interventions d’aménagement précédentes. À cette fin, la Ville de Montréal a entrepris un vaste exercice de planification dont l’intention est de rétablir la relation du quartier avec le fleuve, le Vieux-Montréal et l’est du centre-ville.

Construite sur la base d’une démarche de consultation publique, la vision de ce programme de requalification s’articule autour de trois principaux objectifs :

  • Pérenniser l’identité sociale, patrimoniale et architecturale du quartier;
  • Consolider le territoire;
  • Favoriser un milieu de vie agréable, durable et respectueux de l’environnement.

En somme, il s’agit de tirer parti de la structure des quartiers historiques des Faubourgs pour développer un projet modèle de la transition écologique sur ces friches industrielles et institutionnelles. Le projet visera à réduire au maximum les émissions de gaz à effet de serre et à inspirer un mode de vie respectueux de l’environnement.

Surface du site
Le site totalise environ 20 hectares, incluant la brasserie Molson-Coors (12 ha) et l’îlot de Radio-Canada (7 ha).

Eléments de contexte general
Secteurs en redéveloppement incluant plusieurs grandes propriétés institutionnelles et industrielles vacantes ou visées par une relocalisation.

Priorités & attentes principales de la ville
Le redéveloppement du secteur vise à favoriser l’émergence d’un milieu de vie agréable, durable et respectueux de l’environnement. Il inclura :
  • la création d’un projet mixte, incluant de nouveaux pôles d’emplois et de logements sur les terrains vacants de la brasserie Molson-Coors et de la Maison de Radio-Canada;
  • le retissage de la trame urbaine en relation avec les abords du fleuve Saint-Laurent;
  • l’aménagement résilients des rues et espaces publics, dont un parc à l’emplacement de l’ancien parc Sohmer.

Keep me posted!

I am interested in this site, please send me updates.

Sending datas


This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Jury Composition / Composition du jury

Patrick LeBire, Directeur principal, Développement immobilier, Groupe Sélection
Daniel Arbour, Vice-Présient Grands Projets, Groupe MACH Olivier Légaré Conseiller en aménagement, Direction de l'aménagement urbain et de la mobilité, Arrondissement de Ville-Marie Ville de Montréal
Joël Courchesne, Architecte Division - Transport, Énergie et Bâtiment Bureau de la transition écologique et de la résilience Ville de Montréal
Isabelle Baraud-Serfaty, Enseignante à l'École Urbaine de Sciences Po et consultante en économie urbaine et fondatrice de Ibicity
Cecile Faraud, ‎Clean Construction Programme Manager C40
Charles Ormsby, Associate au bureau Arup de Montreal
Questions?

If you have a question or would like more details on the site and the Students Reinventing Cities competition, please use the form below. You will receive a response via email.

Sending datas

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Share
Location
Montréal
-

#Reinventingcities

TJ Maguire
@tjhfx
00:22    20 / 09
RT @AoCB2021: Excited to have Pamela Glode Desrochers join us tomorrow for our first session on #ReinventingCities! You can see the full pr…
Jen Angel
@jenangelns
22:12    19 / 09
RT @AoCB2021: Excited to have Pamela Glode Desrochers join us tomorrow for our first session on #ReinventingCities! You can see the full pr…
Zouhair ⵣⵓⵀⴰⵢⵔ
@ZouM__
21:26    19 / 09
RT @VCALLEBAUT: « BRIDGE TOWERS IN PARIS » / Vincent Callebaut Architectures Green inhabited amphibian bridges across the Seine river upstr…
Art of City Building
@AoCB2021
20:57    19 / 09
Excited to have Pamela Glode Desrochers join us tomorrow for our first session on #ReinventingCities! You can see t… https://t.co/0A2rBchHcK
Art of City Building
@AoCB2021
13:07    17 / 09
@CIP_ICU, @CanUrbanism, @APA_Planning @jwmcconnell, @EvergreenCanada, @PPS_Placemaking, @place_canada, @hfxplanning… https://t.co/XctxL6VZ6r
just another Elwy fan 🎥🎬
@sandkiz
11:02    17 / 09
RT @URAsg: The former Bukit Timah Fire Station is set to be transformed into a new community space offering urban farming, wellness and nat…
C40 Cities
@c40cities
10:50    17 / 09
RT @URAsg: The former Bukit Timah Fire Station is set to be transformed into a new community space offering urban farming, wellness and nat…
Let's Talk Singapore
@LetsTalkSG
02:32    17 / 09
RT @URAsg: The former Bukit Timah Fire Station is set to be transformed into a new community space offering urban farming, wellness and nat…
Deb Page
@DeborahLPage
16:00    16 / 09
RT @AoCB2021: Have you got your tickets yet? Registration is FREE and you can select which sessions you’d like to participate in when you s…
Karol Murillo
@KultureK
15:14    16 / 09
RT @AoCB2021: Have you got your tickets yet? Registration is FREE and you can select which sessions you’d like to participate in when you s…
Abygail M. | MCRP/MPP
@AbygailM25
13:59    16 / 09
RT @URAsg: The former Bukit Timah Fire Station is set to be transformed into a new community space offering urban farming, wellness and nat…
Gloria De Masi
@GloriaDMG
06:44    16 / 09
And the best is yet to come #urbanregeneration #socialhousing #architecture #sustainabledesign #ReinventingCities… https://t.co/3jLMtWw6so
OIKOS - Vegetables instead of flowers
@oikos_solutions
05:29    16 / 09
RT @URAsg: The former Bukit Timah Fire Station is set to be transformed into a new community space offering urban farming, wellness and nat…
@blackfarmerslink
@blackfarmerlink
05:13    16 / 09
RT @URAsg: The former Bukit Timah Fire Station is set to be transformed into a new community space offering urban farming, wellness and nat…
URA Singapore
@URAsg
04:59    16 / 09
The former Bukit Timah Fire Station is set to be transformed into a new community space offering urban farming, wel… https://t.co/0VIIF1yMB1