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Sainte-Thérèse Island Master Plan

Designing an immersive destination within a green oasis nestled in the heart of the Saint Lawrence River

  • 5.7

    Square Kilometres

  • Varennes, Quebec

    Varennes, Quebec

Embracing ecotourism, this park is part of to the Greater Montreal's Green and Blue Network

With the goal of transforming Sainte-Thérèse Island into a metropolitan park, the City of Varennes and its partners collaborated with our Urban Places team to produce a master development plan to guide them through the transformation process.

Our multidisciplinary team first carried out an analysis to identify challenges and potential ideas with respect to the island's history, archaeology, landscape, natural environment, and mobility. The team then proposed a vision, a concept, and an action plan to create the future park, all keeping in a sustainable development perspective. The resulting master plan proposes to transform the island into a unique destination combining recreation, ecotourism, nature conservation and the celebration of the island's rich societal history.

When complete, this park will offer agrotourism activities, a long shoreline trail, and winding paths running through the heart of the island. Visitors will be able to enjoy scenic lookouts, observation towers, culverts and interpretive panels that allow them to appreciate the coastal landscapes, historical remains, and the rich natural environment of this beautiful area.

Meet Our Team

Eadeh Attarzadeh, Director

Every project we design is a legacy. We have a responsibility to go above and beyond for our community.

André Arata, Principal

The essence of my work is to motivate the troops, listen to the needs of my clients, develop functional—yet also imaginative—practical designs, and, finally, communicate them.

Aude Tessier, Urban Planner

A properly planned space should be designed by and for those who will use it.

Eric Boileau, 3D Specialist

I’m passionate about what I do—and there’s always something new to learn when I’m working with people in different fields.

Eadeh Attarzadeh


André Arata


Aude Tessier

Urban Planner

Eric Boileau

3D Specialist

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