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.
The governance structure must open to the outside and be collaborative to enable a more enlightened decision-making process.
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.
The culture and organizational structure must integrate the skills and mechanisms that are vital to its new mission.
A phasing-in and funding plan, and success benchmarks will ensure an efficient accountability.
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.
Develop 15 kilometres of riverbank walkway and enhance the Parc's landscape experience
Establish an annual public meeting that includes accountability reporting
Support the creation of a protect Parc-Jean Drapeau citizens' group
Eliminate the Parc's vehicular traffic and offer sustainable mobility options
Mobilize resources and establish partnerships to contribute to social and environmental progress
Mobilize the various sources of public and private funding
Put a governance structure in place that is open to the community, in order to:
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.
Three objectives to fulfill the vision of a great, insular and sustainable urban park:
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.
Two organizational transformations are foreseen:
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.
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:
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.
The launch of a multitude of projects designed to swiftly give Parc Jean-Drapeau back to Montrealers. These include:
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 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:
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.
The work in île Sainte-Hélène`s south sector and at mont Boullé will be almost done. The new projects undertaken include:
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.
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 work will be finished in the major part of île Sainte-Hélène. The new projects underway include:
The work will be over at the Jean-Doré Beach and in the canals' gardens. The new projects include:
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:
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.
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.