To plan and oversee urban development in order to provide citizens with a quality of life based on environmental, social, cultural, and economic sustainability.


The Planning Department is responsible for:

  • developing and implementing the planning program in accordance with the Agglomeration of Montréal land use and development plan and the metropolitan land use and development plan for the Greater Montréal area
  • creating and implementing special planning programs for the Pointe-Claire and Valois villages, the City Centre and the industrial sector
  • supporting citizens in the process of obtaining permits
  • ensuring that projects comply with planning by-laws to issue permits
  • carrying out public consultations and participatory workshops on land use planning
  • updating planning by-laws
  • acting as a resource for toponymy