Urban Planning Programme Revision

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Re-Imagine, Dream and Plan our City Together! 

The Urban Planning Programme and Regulations of the City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux

A participatory approach to renew the Urban Planning Programme and By-Laws of the City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux

The City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux is responsible for periodically reviewing its urban plan and regulations to meet its obligations in terms of land use, environment, long-term planning and public finance. It must take into account the interests, needs and concerns of its citizens in its decisions. This exercise must seek to preserve the qualities, character and identity of the City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux while adapting to the needs and realities of a metropolitan suburb in transformation.

The Revision of the Urban Planning Programme: Context (part 1) and Preliminary Proposals (part 2)

In this presentation, a municipal professional provides a general overview of the City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux, including the transformation of the territory and its population, as well as the ongoing planning process for the revision of the Urban Planning Programme.

In this presentation, a municipal professional introduces preliminary proposals for areas presenting transformation potential.

Status of the Preconsultation Activities

July 6, 2023

Call for interest announced on the various communications tools of the City for the creation of a Monitoring Committee. This committee, composed of 7 residents of the City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux, has the following mandate:

  • Oversee the functioning of the participatory process; 
  • Advise the municipal administration on best practices in consultation and information sharing activities; 
  • Ensure a context conducive to exchanges and collaboration between stakeholders. 
August 30, 2023

An online information session was held to present the participatory process and activities planned for fall 2023 as part of the revision of the Urban Planning Programme for the City.

September 11, 2023
September 20, 2023

A panel of experts discussed the development challenges of a Montreal suburb in transformation, such as those the City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux is facing today, at a public forum. Relevant topics, such as conditions for an active and healthy lifestyle, housing needs, the local economy and urban transformation were discussed during a debate of ideas between the professionals from Vivre en Ville, Santé Montréal, Table de Quartier Sud de l’Ouest-de-l’Île (TQSOI) and PME MTL West-Island. 

  • Webcast of the activity
  • For various reasons, including privacy, only the main presentation of the panel of experts is made available, and excludes the question & answer period involving the public. 
September 25, 2023
October 11, 2023

To ensure that the voices and visions of our residents are heard, the City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux organized a thematic workshop discussing “Traffic and Mobility in Dollard-des-Ormeaux”. During this workshop, residents had the opportunity to meet around discussion tables to exchange views on the subject and benefited from the presence of the Société de Transport de Montréal (STM) and Mobilité alternative (MOBA). 

October 23, 2023
November 8, 2023

To ensure that the voices and visions of our residents are heard, the City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux organized a thematic workshop discussing “The Development of Major Boulevards in Dollard-des-Ormeaux”. During this workshop, residents had the opportunity to meet around discussion tables to exchange views on the subject and benefited from the presence of specialists from Raymond Chabot Grand Thornton (RCGT) and Table de Quartier Sud de l’Ouest-de-l’Île (TQSOI). 

November 20, 2023

Fifth and final meeting of the Monitoring Committee for 2023

February 19, 2024
April 4 and 6, 2024

Following the presentations that were published on the preliminary proposals of the future Urban Planning Programme, residents were invited to attend a two-day open house at the Civic Centre to interact directly with municipal professionals working on the revision of the Urban Planning Programme.

May 6, 2024
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Overview of Activities

Panel of Experts: A Debate on Suburban Planning Challenges

  • Date: September 20th, 2023, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Location: Banquet Hall – 12001 Boul. de Salaberry (Civic Center – Entrance #5)
  • Number of participants: 110
  • Specialists present: Vivre en Ville, Santé Montréal, Table de Quartier Sud de l’Ouest-de-l’Île (TQSOI) et PME MTL Ouest-de-l’Île

Thematic Workshop #1 – Traffic and the future of mobility in Dollard-des-Ormeaux

  • Date: October 11th, 2023, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Location: Banquet Hall – 12001 Boul. de Salaberry (Civic Center – Entrance #5)
  • Number of participants : Over 60
  • Specialists present : Société de Transport de Montréal (STM) and Mobilité alternative (MOBA)

Thematic workshop #2 – The Development of the Major Boulevards in Dollard-des-Ormeaux

  • Date: November 8th, 2023, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Location: Banquet Hall – 12001 Boul. de Salaberry (Civic Center – Entrance #5)
  • Number of participants : Close to 70
  • Specialists present : Raymond Chabot Grand Thornton (RCGT) and Table de Quartier Sud de l’Ouest-de-l’Île (TQSOI)

Open house on the preliminary proposals of the Urban Planning Programme

  • Dates: April 4, 2024, 5pm to 8pm ; April 6, 2024, 2pm to 6pm.
  • Location: Civic Center – Entrance #4 – 12001 Boul. de Salaberry 
  • Number of participants : 125
  • Specialists present : Staff members from the Urban Planning and Engineering Department of the City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux

What is urban planning? How does it work?

It is the combination of science, technique and art relative to the organization and development of cities, with the aim of improving the quality of our living spaces and social relations, while preserving the environment.

The elected decision-makers of a city establish, in consultation with their fellow citizens, a vision for the future development of their territory that reflects the aspirations and needs of the population.

This vision is then embodied in an urban plan. Subsequently, rules and policies are adopted, and actions are taken, to ensure that the land use and developments are carried out in accordance with the aspirations of the community.

All citizens are involved, whether they are tenants, homeowners, commercial and business owners or real estate developers.

Planning the City responsibly!

  • To combat climate change
  • To ensure an adequate housing supply adapted to the needs of all households
  • To reduce traffic jams and our dependence on cars
  • To conserve and enhance natural environments
  • To enrich our heritage and landscapes
  • To benefit from existing infrastructure and public transport
  • To offer quality architecture and public spaces
  • To provide an active and healthy lifestyle

   

 … For you, for me, for our children, for our neighbourhood, for our community!

And for future generations to come.

But how?

By making intelligent use of the space we have left.

There are many lots that are still available or under-utilized, and that are well located near major public transport routes, shops and services, and employment areas. They should be optimally developed for all daily activities:

Housing

… that is suitable for many different types of households: young adults just starting out, couples and seniors who don’t want to live in a big house, single people, single-parent families and others.

Shops and services

… for food and everyday needs that are easily accessible by foot, bike or bus.

Leisure areas

… places for the neighbourhood community to relax and gather, such as green spaces, picnic areas, community recreation and meeting spaces, cafés and terraces.

In redeveloping portions of the territory, which are sometimes left vacant, or often nothing more than large asphalt parking surfaces, we must take advantage of the opportunity to re-green and improve the natural quality of open spaces, sidewalks and the public realm. 

We must also encourage the establishment of local shops and services for the community that lives nearby and can get there by foot or bike; and limit establishments associated with heavy automobile traffic.  

Any new mixed-use real estate project should subscribe to responsible development principles. They attract new residents and contribute to the vitality of the neighbourhood. It’s all about densifying the urban environment, while respecting the nature of existing neighbourhoods. 

Are there any changes in your neighbourhood?

Yes: In my backyard!

Together we can help improve the quality of urban transformation projects taking place near our neighbourhoods. The City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux would like to hear from its citizens, and is taking the summer of 2023 to fuel a conversation on this subject. 

Yes: in the heart of the City! Around the Civic Centre and Marché de l'Ouest!

To adequately fulfill its role, the heart of a city needs to be sufficiently dense and mixed to provide a lively and pleasant environment and to encourage active travel. Regional planning documents require cities to provide for a minimum density within proximity of structuring public transit stations such as the REM or a train station. For these reasons, and due to its central location and numerous assets, the area near the Civic Center and Marché de l’Ouest represents a sustainable choice to accommodate projected population growth.

How can I take part in the revision process of our city's Urban Planning Programme?

Your participation can take different forms:

  • By reading the documentation already prepared as part of this process, in order to better understand the context and planning issues of our City:
  • By watching video clips and consulting websites that deal with urban development topics that interest you:
  • By staying informed and taking part in public engagement activities that are planned, as indicated in the following calendar:

Steps of the process

Statistics and studies

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