Public Forum

Public Forum

Les Amis de la montagne's Public Forum gives the community, both citizens and organizations, the opportunity to exchange ideas about issues and projects affecting Mount Royal.


LES AMIS DE LA MONTAGNE'S PUBLIC FORUM

 

PUBLIC FORUM: A NEW PARK ENTRANCE AND THE COMPLETION OF THE PATH LINKING THE PARK’S MAIN STAIRCASE TO THE KONDIARONK LOOKOUT


Ville de Montréal

On June 8 2016, Les amis de la montagne organized a public forum on two major development projects intended by the City of Montréal to improve and enhance Mount Royal Park, and also to pursue the fight against the spread of invasive plants that pose a threat to the mountain’s biodiversity.

The event was an opportunity to gain insight into what invasive alien plants do to natural environments and how they are impacting Mount Royal’s ecosystem. It included the presentation of two development projects proposed by the Department of Large Parks, Greening and Mount Royal (Services des grands parcs, du verdissement et du Mont-Royal - SGPVMR), which are in keeping with the spirit and objectives of the Mount Royal Protection and Enhancement Plan, adopted by the City in 2009. Integrating the ecological management of water and vegetation, the enhancement of views and landscapes and the improvement of park accessibility, these projects include important planting work, the completion of the path linking the park’s main staircase to the Kondiaronk lookout, and the greening of some 3,000 square meters in replacement of an existing automobile ramp, to create a spectacular new park entrance from Côte-des-Neiges Road. 

Les amis de la montagne played an advisory role in the development of certain aspects of these projects, related principally to the protection of natural habitats and to park visitor experience while the projects are underway. Confident in the value of the improvements proposed, Les amis will or has take part in building public awareness of the projects, and in urging park users to abide by the temporary measures required while work is being carried out. 

Public Forum Programme:

  • Overview of the problem invasive plant species and related issues, by Hélène Godmaire, Executive Director, Conseil québécois des espèces exotiques envahissantes
     
  • Mount Royal Chalet Sector Development Project, presented by Nancy Audet, Landscape Architect, SGPVMR
    See the presentation
     
  • New Park Entrance Development Project at the corner of Cedar Avenue and Côte-des-Neiges Road, presented by Annie Allard, Landscape Architect, SGPVMR
    See the presentation
     
  • Q & A period with Sylvie Comtois, Biologist, SGPVMR, and Claude Drolet, Head of Conservation Projects, Les amis de la montagne.

 

Les amis de la montagne wish to acknowledge the support of The Echo Foundation in the organisation of its public forums.