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Cadillac Fairview development project following the arrival of the REM

The City of Pointe-Claire would like to provide information regarding the development of the land next to the Fairview-Pointe-Claire shopping centre with the arrival of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM), in the context of Cadillac Fairview’s intention to carry out a mixed residential and commercial project there.

Although this vision corresponds to that identified in the Special Planning Program (SPP) for Pointe-Claire’s city centre, this project must first be submitted to City authorities for review before it can be carried out.

The City had identified this sector in its Planning Program, which came into force in 2011, for its densification potential, with a view to creating an active and complete area in which to live, work and play.

The City’s Planning Program proposes to strengthen the role of Pointe-Claire’s city centre by creating an active area, diversifying the range of shops and services available, and providing a more pedestrian-friendly environment.

The SPP for the city centre was adopted in 2017 following a public consultation and sets out a vision and directions for the development of this area, proposing a larger selection of shops and services as well as the creation of a living environment based on proximity to services.

Access to public transit via the new Société de transport de Montréal (STM) bus terminal or the future Réseau express métropolitain (REM) station will promote the implementation of a transit-oriented development (TOD) project, offering access to housing, employment and local businesses, designed for pedestrians but also taking motorists into account.

This site is also characterized by a wooded area and natural environments, part of which will be preserved and incorporated into the overall plan. As set out in the SPP, an analysis and approval of these spaces is required by the Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MDDELCC).

To read the Special Planning Program for the city centre: