Old Port of Montreal Master Plan
Project Title
Old Port of Montreal Master Plan
The federal government created a development corporation to convert the Old Port for general public use. The concept for the port site stressed the renewal of urban activity along the riverfront by encouraging public access to all while maintaining port activities on a reduced scale. Four different scenarios were developed to encourage citizen participation, public debate, and a process by which various options could be evaluated. The plans also provided for the preservation and reuse of structures that are representative of Canada's cultural heritage.

Images on this page: 1 Aerial view of model; 2 Aerial view of model; 3 Rendering sketch; 4 Rendering sketch

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

between 1978 and 1984
Completion Date
Client: Minister of State for Urban Affairs, Government of Canada

Project Type
Safdie Architects
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