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Work to optimize Lake Saint-Louis shoreline maintenance

The City of Pointe-Claire would like to inform residents that work to enhance and protect the shorelines of Lake Saint-Louis will take place from April 17 to 26. The work, which will optimize shoreline maintenance, will begin at 55 Du Bord-du-Lac – Lakeshore Road and end at the Dorval city limits.

This work will be completed in accordance with the Protection Policy for Lakeshores, Riverbanks, Littoral Zones and Floodplains from the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MDDELCC) regarding ten-metre protection zones required along all watercourses.

As part of our vision focused on sustainable development, the City has installed flat stones along the shorelines over the years to mark off this area and ensure compliance.

This work, which is 80% complete, will continue from April 17 and 26 over a distance of 1,100 metres. The Public Works team will carry out the operation from Monday to Thursday between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Shoreline maintenance plan

Last year, the City filed a public shoreline maintenance plan with the MDDELCC in order to preserve and maintain the quality of its shores. Now that it has been approved, this plan will allow the City to maintain 64 view windows and 35 pedestrian access points every year along the shorelines within the protection zone. Permitted actions also include pruning; replacing diseased, dead and dangerous trees; and stabilizing shorelines. Mowing grass is forbidden at all times within this zone.

One of the 64 view windows, near 91 Du Bord-du-Lac – Lakeshore Road

An access point to Lake Saint-Louis, in accordance with the ten-metre protection zone.

Flat stones marking off the protected zone.