Discussions are underway concerning the redevelopment of the former Montreal Chidlren’s Hospital Site. We learned over the summer that the housing tower to be built on site will be for families only, a first in our neighbourhood! This noteworthy development also comes with the announcement of the expansion of the future Henri-Dunant Park, allowing residents to enjoy green space at the heart of the Peter-McGill neighbourhood. Some elements are yet to be confirmed however, including the connection between Henri-Dunant Park and the existing Hector Toe-Blake Park, as well as establishing a secure path between the parks and the public housing tower. The Peter-McGill Community Council and its partners are continuing to work on these issues and will keep you informed as things progress.
Future Community Centre
Over the summer, in collaboration with the Sports, Leisure and Social Development division of the Ville-Marie Borough, we participated in a consultation in anticipation of the creation of the future community centre. Surveys on the community centre were circulated to residents, and groups that serve the community were consulted to lay the groundwork necessary to ensure that the future community centre responds to the needs of the neighbourhood.
Discussions regarding the establishment of a public primary school on the former Montreal Children’s Hospital Site are ongoing between the Québec Education Ministry, the Commission scolaire de Montreal (French-language school board) as well as Devimco, the developers of the site. The Council and its partners are following this file closely and working together with the above institutions to encourage the successful completion of the project, which would complete the site as a much needed social and cultural site, yet to be seen in downtown Montreal. Keep your eyes on future newsletters to stay up to date on these sites and decisions!