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A great contemporary and ecological park for the city's rethinking

With the aim of being dramatically transformed over the next 10 years, the Parc is relying on an implementation plan designed to chart its evolution and gradually implement changes in its governance, business model and organization.

Four major transformations will be needed to bring the Management Plan to fruition:

Governance structure

The governance structure must open to the outside and be collaborative to enable a more enlightened decision-making process.

Business model

In step with the public park vocation, the business model must offer an enhanced-value proposal to its key public, while at the same time ensuring its financial longevity.

Organizational structure

The culture and organizational structure must integrate the skills and mechanisms that are vital to its new mission.

Phasing and funding

A phasing-in and funding plan, and success benchmarks will ensure an efficient accountability.

Six major priority actions

By drawing on the situational analysis in relation to the Parc's recurring challenges, the recommendations of the OCPM, an analysis of social trends, current issues for major urban parks and a review of scientific literature, the SPJD is able to define six major priority actions.

Foster the access to water and the appropriation of the Saint Lawrence River shores

Develop 15 kilometres of riverbank walkway and enhance the Parc's landscape experience

Adopt an open managerial mode for enlightened decision-making

Establish an annual public meeting that includes accountability reporting

Become a reference point for citizen participation

Support the creation of a protect Parc-Jean Drapeau citizens' group

Transform mobility as a Parc attraction

Eliminate the Parc's vehicular traffic and offer sustainable mobility options

Create an ecological transition campus

Mobilize resources and establish partnerships to contribute to social and environmental progress

Align the Management Plan's funding with the City's 10-year capital works plan

Mobilize the various sources of public and private funding

Governance structure

Put a governance structure in place that is open to the community, in order to:

  • Enjoin the public and the Société's partners in the strategic decisions to maintain a coherent and efficient decision-making process.
  • Ensure the independence, integrity and accountability of the decision-makers to enhance the citizens' commitment to Parc Jean-Drapeau and its Management Plan.

By 2030

To ensure the Parc's longevity, the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau has updated its statutes, which means its letters of patent, regulations, internal governance and the contract that links it to the City of Montréal. It has also entrenched its Management Plan into its administrative practices to help in achieving its success. The SPJD has established a governance structure based on an open culture, partnership, and a shared accountability and transparency.

Through sound financial management, an innovative business model and the adoption of performance measurement tools, the Société is now able to pinpoint, track and evaluate the progress of projects and thereby be accountable. This extensive overhaul has enabled the organization to make the expected shift, so the Management Plan can be successful.

Business model

Three objectives to fulfill the vision of a great, insular and sustainable urban park:

  • a clear offering that meets expectations, societal issues and the needs of users.
  • strategic partners to increase social, environmental, economic and cultural benefits.
  • long-term autonomous income which would enable a proper maintaining of the Parc.

By 2030

Citizens come to Parc Jean-Drapeau to unwind and be in touch with nature, practice outdoor activities, take part in cultural and festive activities, and learn more about its heritages. Users will be transformed in a positive way by their experience at the Parc, and this will increase their ability as agents of change in their community.

The Parc will also be a place of innovation and education in terms of climate change and the socio-ecological transition. It will include engaged players from the associative sector, business community, social economy field, universities and various foundations. The innovations will be incorporated into the users' overall experience and they will be widely spread so they have a greater societal impact. The diversified autonomous income will enable the Société to fulfill its ambitions. The quality of the users' experience will be enhanced, and the Parc will be hailed for its contribution to society's needs.

Organizational transformation

Two organizational transformations are foreseen:

  • the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau's culture needs to change so it not only feeds on the strategic orientations of the Management Plan but also publicly promotes them.
  • work organization needs to be reinvented to promote skills development and a more flexible and streamlined integration process.

By 2030

The SPJD will be highly regarded for its people-oriented and inclusive practices in terms of human resources and its great ability to adapt. Its managers will be touted for their leadership, which encourages adaptability, inter-dependence, autonomy and the pride of the work teams. This culture, based on partnership and shared accountability, will be supported by a work organization which will lean on an increased individual efficiency and a fluid, collaborative and transparent decision-making process.

Phasing and funding

Achieving the Management Plan will require a new managerial process geared to performance and sufficiently targeted so it is able to conduct follow-ups and be properly accountable. Progressively, the Parc will:

  • Propose initiatives that it will deploy, in a priority manner, in relation to the objectives being sought
  • Invest massively to ensure a profitable, sustainable, responsible development and efficient use of resources
  • Adopt a managerial system based on results which will enable the gradual implementing of a managerial dashboard

A $970 million investment over 10 years for a great contemporary park

  • $389 000 000: Regular investment by the City of Montréal
  • $181 000 00: Additional investment by the City of Montréal
  • $400 000 000: Investment through public-private partnerships
  • $570 000 000 (59%) : New projects
  • $400 000 000 (41%) : Maintenance of assets

To ensure the Parc's longevity, the planning comprises a funding objective for the overall Management Plan of close to $970 million. Of this amount, $570 million, 59% of the total, is funded by the City of Montréal through an annual budget of $57 million that is in the 10-year capital works program. Devoted to Management Plan projects, this budget is sub-divided between new development projects and those related to maintaining and renovating the Parc's facilities. The City's portion notably includes the funds it attributes to the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau as part of the triennial investment plan. This accounts for close to half of the annual budgets which serve to restore the existing buildings and infrastructures. The balance of $400 million — 41% of the total — will be funded through public-private partnerships.

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  • Projects and sectors under construction
  • Completed and redeveloped projects and sectors

2021

The launch of a multitude of projects designed to swiftly give Parc Jean-Drapeau back to Montrealers. These include:

  • Place des Nations and lac des Cygnes
  • Le Petit Prince garden
  • the wooded areas and the mont Boullé forests
  • the métro station mobility area
  • the Aquatic Complex

  • Projects and sectors under construction
  • Completed and redeveloped projects and sectors

2022

Le Petit Prince garden, Mont Boullé forests, Lévis Tower and the public lavatory will be completely renovated or restored. The new projects underway include:

  • the plaine des Jeux (Playground)
  • the Korean Pavilion and the Rotonde
  • the river shuttle landing docks
  • the Concorde Bridge
  • the residual materials sorting centre in the Jacques-Cartier roads department yard
  • Jean-Doré Beach (first phase)

  • Projects and sectors under construction
  • Completed and redeveloped projects and sectors

2023

The work in the sectors of Place des Nations, Playground, métro station mobility areas and the Grande Poudrière ponds will be completed. The new construction projects getting started include:

  • the ecological transition campus around the Biosphere and Hélène-de-Champlain pavilion
  • the Jacques-Cartier all-purpose building and mobility area
  • the Hélène-de-Champlain pavilion garden
  • the Notre-Dame parterre
  • the mont Boullé piedmont
  • the Expo-Express Bridge
  • the P2 parking area

This year, the objectives for projects' construction will be getting the work underway on île Notre-Dame, while the work being done on île Sainte-Hélène will be finished, thereby enabling a transition between the two islands, which would be a source of pleasure for users.

  • Projects and sectors under construction
  • Completed and redeveloped projects and sectors

2024

The work in île Sainte-Hélène`s south sector and at mont Boullé will be almost done. The new projects undertaken include:

  • the canals' gardens
  • Katimavik and the approaches to the Canada Pavilion
  • the filtering marshes

This year will be a crucial turning point because citizens will be seeing a notable improvement of the quality of the buildings and facilities on île Sainte-Hélène.

  • Projects and sectors under construction
  • Completed and redeveloped projects and sectors

2025

The advancement of the mobility plan will enable the continuation and acceleration of the greening of many parking spaces. The new projects getting underway include:

  • the new Le Moyne channel bridge
  • the Tunisia pavilion and parterre
  • the Jean-Doré Beach (final phase)
  • the Seaway's riverbank promenade

  • Projects and sectors under construction
  • Completed and redeveloped projects and sectors

2026

The work will be finished in the major part of île Sainte-Hélène. The new projects underway include:

  • the Pirelli Tower
  • the valley between the Aquatic Complex and the Hélène-de-Champlain pavilion along the Tour-de-l'Isle road

  • Projects and sectors under construction
  • Completed and redeveloped projects and sectors

2027

The work will be over at the Jean-Doré Beach and in the canals' gardens. The new projects include:

  • the great riverbank promenade
  • the Cosmos walkway
  • the Canada Pavilion and its approaches
  • the military fort on île Sainte-Hélène

  • Projects and sectors under construction
  • Completed and redeveloped projects and sectors

2028

Parc Jean-Drapeau will be accessible almost everywhere, except for the Cosmos walkway. There will no longer be any vehicular circulation in the Parc. The experience for users' will be totally renewed. The new projects getting started include:

  • the Olympic Basin's pavilion 76
  • the Olympic Basin

  • Projects and sectors under construction
  • Completed and redeveloped projects and sectors

2029

Work on the Cosmos walkway and in the military sector will continue. The last stage of the work at the Olympic Basin will get underway and it will include restoring the grandstands. Work will be carried out on the last part of the riverbank promenade which will surround the La Ronde sector.

  • Projects and sectors under construction
  • Completed and redeveloped projects and sectors

2030

This marks the end of the work on all the major projects set out in the Management Plan. Final adjustments will be made on the Cosmos walkway and riverbank promenade. The redevelopment of Parc Jean-Drapeau will be completed.