- Montreal is one of 50% of cities that have a policy to waive permit fees for groups that show financial need.
- Montreal is one of 56% of cities with a park system master plan updated within the last 10 years.
- Montreal is one of 63% of cities that has a seniors strategy that includes parks.
- Following an extensive public consultation process, Parc Jean Drapeau’s newly released Conservation, Design and Development Management Plan will guide the signature park’s development over the next ten years, including a focus on conservation and nighttime use.
- Montrealers stayed busy this winter, with 26 winter stations, new cross-country ski trails set up in several large parks, as well as other winter activities.
- A new “urban forest” park is coming to Montreal’s downtown Quartier Des Spectacles neighbourhood, with a budget of $8.5 million and planned completion in 2024.
ha parkland per 1000 people
4831 ha of total parkland
of total parkland is natural area
1912 total ha
of total city land is parkland
36,520 ha of total city area
Community gardens/urban farms
2.44 ha / 1000 people
Parkland provision goal (distance to park / ha per 1000 people)
Policy to waive permit fees for groups with financial need.
Total parks capital budget
Provincially legislated tools available for parkland dedication, acquisition and/or development
10% of the development site or cash-in-lieu
¹2016 data ²There are an additional 1800 ha of publicly accessible green space on institutional lands not owned by the city. ³Depends on the borough. *The city is made up of 19 boroughs that are responsible for managing about 1,300 local parks. The boroughs also have separate powers and budgets to see to the cleaning of public spaces and offer social development initiatives, sports and cultural activities and urban planning services to the local population. Each borough can decide on how it breaks up these services.