- Montreal is one of 53% of cities with a park system master plan updated within the last 10 years.
- Montreal is above average for the number of community gardens relative to population for cities over 500,000 residents, at nearly 6 community gardens per 100,000 people.
- Montreal is one of 57% of cities that has a seniors strategy that includes parks.
- Montreal’s new Nature and Sports Plan, released in 2021, “puts nature at the heart of the city” to improve quality of life and climate change mitigation. The plan has four key components: Green Montréal, Blue Montréal, Montréal’s Mountain and Active Montréal.
- Skis, snowshoes and winter kites were available for free on a first-come-first-served basis at Frédéric-Back Park, provided by cultural institution TOHU. The initiative provided an accessible opportunity for residents to get outdoors this winter and explore the park’s nine kilometres of trails.
- The city and the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau announced that a total of $10.5 million has been allocated toward revitalizing the picnic shelter and chalet at Parc Jean-Drapeau, both of which are considered to be heritage buildings.
Total hectares of parkland and green space that is publicly accessible and owned, leased, or under a management agreement by the municipality. This number should capture all parks and green spaces that are perceived/used by residents similarly to parkland.
Specifically, it should include:
- Actively managed parkland
- Natural parkland/areas
- Other municipally owned, managed, or leased open spaces that are used as public green space
- Golf courses
- School yards, if owned/maintained by the municipality
- Active (open) cemeteries
- Sports stadia
- Parking lots
- Institutional and other publicly owned green space
- Other parks/green spaces that are not owned, managed or leased by the municipality (e.g. privately owned public spaces)
6,446 ha total
A natural area is a green space which receives a relatively low level of maintenance and supports natural or naturalizing vegetation. Natural areas may be publicly accessible (e.g. via trail networks) or areas with limited/little public access.
Natural areas may include:
- trails or walkways
- environmentally sensitive/protected areas
- stormwater ponds/water bodies located within natural areas
- parking lots
- actively managed parkland
1,912 ha total
Total hectares of parkland that is actively maintained by the municipality for community use. These parks often contain built and natural amenities such as: park furniture, planted trees/beds, sports fields, playgrounds, and mown grass.
- plazas and “grey” spaces used for public recreation, when maintained by the parks department
- small ponds/water bodies located within actively managed park spaces
- natural areas
- hazard lands
- school yards
- active (open) cemeteries
- golf courses
- sports stadia
- parking lots
3,357 ha total
365,200 ha of total city area
Total hectares of parks and publicly accessible green spaces that are owned and maintained as parkland by public entities other than the municipality, such as:
- The federal government
- The province
- A regional government
- Conservation authorities
- School board lands
- Privately owned public spaces
Includes both standalone dog parks and off-leash dog areas within parks.
Community gardens/urban farms are food-growing gardens available for the public to use that may require membership. This includes community orchards.
A playground refers to an area with purpose-built children’s playground equipment present, and may have just one single item of equipment or several items located together.
Total number of permanent public washrooms in parks that are open year-round or seasonally. Excludes portable toilets.
18 winterized public washrooms
Capital expenditure for all capital items related to land improvement works completed during the 2021 financial year.
- Both new and renewal work
- Capital items carried forward from previous years
- Salaries and wages for all staff involved in the design, planning and delivery of capital projects.