Located at the entrance of the Arthur-Sauvé bridge in Laval-Ouest, the tip of the berge des Goélands now belongs to the municipal public administration.
The Ministry of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change sold the 5,400 square meters to the City for $1,108.73.
Approved by the executive committee on April 27, the transaction was made public on May 3.
“The berge des Goélands is a privileged place to take advantage of the gorgeous landscapes offered by the Rivière des Mille Îles,” said Yannick Langlois, local councilor, in a press release. “The protection and enhancement of this unique bank are among the main reasons that motivated my political involvement.”
On his Facebook page, the elected politician of L’Orée-des-Bois reminds us that in 2016, when he was a member of the Laval-Ouest Citizens’ Committee, they were already fighting for the development of this land on the bank. “It’s a big win for people in Laval-Ouest,” Langlois wrote. “I’m filled with joy.”
This new acquisition thus consolidates a public bank, as the City was owning a land of just over 7,500 square meters on that site since 2017. Demineralization work related to the removal of a parking lot and the foundations of an old building have been carried out there for the past two years.
La berge des Goélands sera embellie et renaturalisée au cours des prochaines années afin de la rendre accessible et agréable aux citoyens, précise-t-on.
It is specified that the Berge des Goélands will be embellished and renaturalized over the next few years to make it accessible and enjoyable to citizens.
translated by Alec Brideau