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Shoreline protection work on Lake Saint-Louis

The City of Pointe-Claire would like to inform residents that work to protect the shoreline of Lake Saint-Louis will continue until March to fight erosion in one section.

The work will permanently stabilize the shoreline between Broadview and Baie-de-Valois Avenues along Du Bord-du-Lac – Lakeshore Road. This section of the shoreline was significantly affected by the floods in the spring of 2017.

Gravel, gabions and a stone wall will be laid to protect the riverbank. In order for this work to be performed, approximately ten trees, some of which were threatened by erosion, had to be felled. New trees will be planted in the spring.

This is the fourth phase of shoreline stabilization work in nine years, following the work in Valois Bay in 2011, at Edgewater Park in 2012, and south of Saint-Jean Boulevard in 2016. In total, 10% of public shorelines are now protected.

In the spring of 2017, emergency work approved by the Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques was performed to stabilize the shorelines in this area temporarily due to erosion encroaching upon the road.

Since then, we had begun the process to obtain a certificate of authorization from the Ministère as soon as possible to stabilize the shorelines permanently. We finally received authorization in January 2019.

An impact study is in progress, in compliance with ministerial regulations, in order to continue to make our shorelines safer in the coming years.


Information: 514-630-1208, ingenierie@pointe-claire.ca