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Westmount Park Protection and Enhancement Plan

Adapting the park to meet the needs of today’s residents within a sustainable development perspective

  • Montreal, Quebec

    Montreal, Quebec

Design concepts in harmony with residents’ needs and the Westmount Park identity

As part of its Parks and Green Spaces master plan, the City of Westmount hired our multidisciplinary team to rethink Westmount Park, a 10-hectare (25-acre), 100-year-old space that had been developed in 1912 in the spirit of Frederick Law Olmsted, the landscape architect responsible for Mount Royal Park and Central Park in New York City.

Taking the form of an enhancement and protection plan, our mandate included a land use analysis, extensive participation process, and the development of a design concept. We surveyed residents to identify the features they wanted kept or changed and to gauge the level of user satisfaction with the park’s facilities. Based on the land use analysis and participation process, our Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning teams came up with some development concepts that aligned with user needs and the park’s identity.

Among other things, we proposed an integrated runoff management plan, a redesign of the pathways and bike path, a renaturalization of the pond, a revitalization of rest areas and children’s play structures, a renovation of the municipal heritage buildings, and a modernization of the technical equipment.

At a Glance

  • City of Westmount
Grands prix du design - Landscape Architecture, Public Space: Gold Award, 2021
Grands prix du design – Landscape Architecture, Environmental Project: Gold Award, 2021
Grands prix du design – Urban Design Plan: Bronze Award, 2021
Project team

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.

Steve Potvin, Principal

It’s crucial to have good knowledge of the local culture before diving into its environment.

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.

André Arata


Steve Potvin


Aude Tessier

Urban Planner

Eric Boileau

3D Specialist

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