Second Part of the Public Consultation on Development Project for Old Philosophy College Site

mer, 05/27/2009


Montréal, May 27, 2009 – The Office de consultation publique de Montréal (OCPM) will start tonight the second part of the consultation on the development project for the site of the old Philosophy College in the borough of Ville-Marie, within the boundaries of the historic and natural borough of Mont-Royal.

The project consists in converting the Philosophy College building on Côte-des-Neiges Road, occupied until recently by Marianopolis College, into housing units, and in constructing residential buildings on part of the surrounding land. Some 325 housing units are planned. The project calls for the recycling of the old College, the construction of new buildings ranging from three to nine storeys in height, and the addition of a 671-space underground parking garage.

The project requires amendments to the Montréal Master Plan and the urban planning by-law of the borough of Ville-Marie. As the old College property is located in the historic and natural borough of Mont-Royal, the consultation must take into account the Mount Royal Master Protection and Enhancement Plan, slated for adoption in the coming days. Moreover, as the draft by-law amending the zoning by-law of the borough of Ville-Marie was adopted pursuant to section 89, subparagraph 5 of the Charter of Ville de Montréal, it is partly subject to approval by referendum.

The presentation of briefs starts tonight, Wednesday, May 27, at 7:00 p.m., and will continue tomorrow the 28 with two more evenings on June 1st and 2nd . All the meetings will take place at the offices of the OCPM, 1550 Metcalfe Street, 14th Floor (Peel Métro).

All information pertaining to the consultation is available at the OCPM offices, the Direction du Greffe de la Ville de Montréal, 275 Notre-Dame Street East, and the Ville-Marie borough office, 888 de Maisonneuve Boulevard East, 5th Floor. The documentation is also available on the Office Web site at For information, please call 514 872-8510.

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Luc Doray
Tel.: 514 872-3568
Cell: 514 977-8365