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Good Neighbourhood Committee: Second meeting

Open Houses at Viau

Port Neighbours’ industrial ecology


Good Neighbourhood Committee: Second meeting

On May 25, the second meeting of the Good Neighbourhood Committee of the Port of Montreal (MPA) was held. This committee, composed of residents, representatives of local organizations and organizations operating on port territory, municipal representatives and representatives of the MPA, has the following objectives:

  • Foster closer and more lasting relations between the MPA and its adjacent communities;
  • Establish dialogue and facilitate information exchange related to activities occurring on port territory;
  • Provide a forum for discussion and exchange on topics of common interest;
  • Develop a collaborative way of resolving neighbourhood issues;
  • Create a liaison mechanism involving key stakeholders before implementing further projects, and by doing so, facilitate their integration into riverside communities. 

This second meeting was set up like a round table, allowing each participant in turn to inform the committee members about their respective projects and news. Participants were also able to learn more about the planned investments announced in the provincial budget to improve road access to the port. The issue of the new container terminal in Viau, which had been the subject of an important communication effort with local stakeholders, was also addressed. Work is already underway and we are aiming for an official operational launch of the terminal by the end of 2016.  

Port neighbours seeking regular information on port activities are invited to join our list of neighbours at events.port-montreal.com/voisins.

Questions and comments can be sent to neighbours@port-montreal.com.   


Open Houses at Viau

On May 6 and 7, the Port of Montreal held open houses to tell neighbouring residents about the proposed new container terminal in the Viau sector. This terminal will make it possible to increase the Port of Montreal’s container-handling capacity to 600,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units).

This project is made possible through a major investment by Infrastructure Canada, the Montreal Port Authority and the operator of the future terminal, Termont Inc.

The project will be completed in two phases. The first runs from June 2015 to the end of 2016. During this initial phase, once certain buildings are demolished, the site is prepared and the soil is consolidated, we will construct the terminal and install gantry cranes and container-handling equipment. 

To learn more:

Visit the port’s website page devoted to the Viau project
Watch the video of the Viau terminal


Port Neighbours’ industrial ecology

The revitalization of economic activities in Montreal East involves bolstering the industrial ecology. This is the vision held by the industrial association of Montreal East (AIEM), of which the Port of Montreal is a member.

A study conducted by researchers at the École Polytechnique in collaboration with the technology transfer centre in industrial technology (CTTEI) at CÉGEP de Sorel-Tracy, made it possible to analyze 60 innovative industrial processes used around the world.

Several partners in economic development and government circles combined their expertise through a committee set up by AIEM to coordinate production of the study and collectively develop the eco-industrial vision for Montreal East. This committee brings together the Quebec ministry of the economy, innovation and exports (MEIE), the City of Montreal, the Port of Montreal, the economic development society of Rivière-des-Prairies - Pointe-aux-Trembles - Montréal-Est (SODEC RDP - PAT - ME), the City of Montreal East, the borough of Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montreal East Chamber of Commerce and Montréal International.

To learn more (French only)