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Westmount Park protection and enhancement plan

A plan to tailor the park to the needs of today's residents within a sustainable development perspective

  • Westmount, Quebec

    Westmount, Quebec

Development concepts in line with residents’ needs and the identity of Westmount Park

As part of its master plan for parks and green spaces, the City of Westmount hired our multidisciplinary team to rethink Westmount Park, a 100-year-old, 10-hectare park redesigned in 1912 in the style of Frederick Law Olmsted – the landscape architect who designed Mount Royal Park and New York's Central Park.

As part of the protection and enhancement plan, Stantec’s mandate included urban analysis, a large-scale participation process and development of a concept plan. Our team surveyed residents to identify features to be kept or modified and to gauge users' satisfaction with the park's facilities. Based on the urban analysis and the participation process, our Landscape Architecture and Urban Design team came up with development concepts in line with users’ needs and the park's identity.

Among other things, our team proposed an integrated runoff management plan, redevelopment of walkways and the bike path, renaturalization of the pond, revitalization of leisure spaces and play structures, renovation of the municipal heritage buildings and upgrading of technical infrastructure.

At a Glance

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  • City of Westmount
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.

André Arata

Principal

Steve Potvin

Principal

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