Documents et recherches indépendantes sur l’Anse-à-l’Orme 

Février 2017 Analyse des contraintes, coûts et impacts d’un éventuel projet immobilier dans la secteur Pierrefonds-ouest / L’Anse-a-l’Orme. Juste Rajaonson:

Decembre 2016 Evaluation écologique de l’Ouest du territoire de Pierrefonds-Roxboro – Rapport final. Marie-Eve Roy, Patrick Gravel, Jérôme Dupras:

Automne 2016 Ecoterritoire du corridor écoforestier de la rivière a l’Orme – plan concept – document de travail rapport préliminaire. Service du grands parcs du verdissement et du Mont Royal:

Avril 2016 Report Analyse du potentiel de développement résidentiel dans l’arrondissement de Pierrefonds-Roxboro. CRE Montréal:

Février 2016 The impacts of the Cap Nature real estate project (Pierrefonds West) on ecological connectivity. Maria Dumitru, Bronwyn Rayfield, Jérôme Dupras, Andrew Gonzalez, Jochen Jaeger, Marie-Ève Roy:

Juin 2015 Avian Species reported in the “Kestrel Fields”. Richard Gregson:

Mai 2015 Ecosystem Services and Natural Capital Pierrefonds-West Development Project. Gestion Environnement M M:

Août 2013 Bilan 2009-2013 (août) Politique de protection et de mise en valeur des milieux naturels. Ville de Montréal:

Décembre 2007 Montréal Master Plan- Part II – Chapter 18 – Borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro. (Updated June 2011) Ville de Montréal:

Avril 2007 Proposed Amendments to the Master Plan and By-laws relating to the borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro – Consultation Report. OCPM:

Press Release – July 8, 2015

For immediate publication


MONTREAL, July 8th 2015 – A citizen of the Montreal borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro and spokesperson for Sauvons L’Anse-à-l’Orme, Ms. Susan Stacho, is filing a request before the Superior Court of Quebec to annul the current zoning of a key section of wet meadowland in western Pierrefonds. The Legacy Project, an organization dedicated to the legal defense of the environment, is also a party to this action.

The land in question lies at the heart of a 185 hectare area targeted for the massive residential development recently announced by the City of Montreal.
This legal action aims to reinstate the land to its original agricultural zoning and also asks for a permanent injunction forbidding subdivision of this environmentally important territory slated for destruction. A copy of the action is included in the press kit.

A complaint has also been filed today with the Quebec Lobbying Commissioner regarding the activities of the developers and their lobbyists, and includes a complaint with the Bureau de l’inspecteur général de la Ville de Montréal. A copy of the complaint is also included in the press kit.

On Friday June 25, 2015, Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre announced a massive development project of 5,000 to 6,000 housing units in Pierrefonds. The project was immediately criticized for destroying 185 hectares of wetland meadows also known as the ‘Kestrel Fields’.

The injunction request stresses that the Coderre administration is continuing with a development project inherited from the Zampino-Tremblay municipal administration, an outdated project that promotes building in an ecologically sensitive zone and which contradicts the city’s stated concern with protecting wetlands. This development also contradicts Mayor Coderre’s recently announced commitment to increasing protected green spaces on the island to 10%.

With this injunction request, Montreal citizens are acting proactively to use their legal rights to defend the environment and the quality of life of all Montrealers — those living now and all those to come.

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About Sauvons L’Anse-à-L’Orme: Sauvons L’Anse-à-l’Orme’s Mission is to protect and preserve l’Anse-à-l’Orme Nature Park from a vast housing development project.
For further information: Ms. Susan Stacho
Tel. (514) 318-0951
About the Legacy Project: The Legacy Project is an organization dedicated to
the legal defense of the environment
For further information: Mr. Olivier Jarda
Tel. (514) 250‐7599

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