City Profile

Population: 252,226

  • Longueuil is above average for percentage of parkland that is natural area at 65%.
  • Longueuil is one of 50% of cities that have a policy to waive permit fees for groups that show financial need.
  • Longueuil had the highest capital budget of cities smaller than 500,000 residents with $27.1 million slated to be invested into parks.
  • Longueuil’s Environmental and Landscape architecture department appointed a senior expert advisor in climate change in 2020 to work on developing a greenhouse gas reduction and climate change adaptation plan.
  • New playgrounds are coming to nine Longueuil parks to replace aging play structures, at a cost of $2.03 million.
  • Several parks and public spaces in Longueuil received ephemeral activations, including pedestrianized streets and playful outdoor seating. The spaces were popular, and the city is working on improving the program for 2021.
2021 Data


ha parkland per 1000 people

1087 ha of total parkland


of total parkland is natural area

708 total ha



of parkland is environmentally significant/protected

178 total ha


of total city land is parkland

12,300 ha of total city area


dog parks


Community gardens/urban farms

1 ha / 1,000 people

Parkland provision goal (distance to park / ha per 1000 people)


community park groups


Policy to waive permit fees for groups with financial need.


Parks operating budget per person

$10,500,000 total


Total parks capital budget


Provincially legislated tools available for parkland dedication, acquisition and/or development

10% of the development site or cash-in-lieu

¹There are an additional 91 ha of land that isn’t owned by the city. The city uses a different name to refer to environmentally significant areas.

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