Parcours Gouin: A net zero energy reception pavilion

Cyclists, pedestrians and outdoor enthusiasts can tell you: the Parcours Gouin is a little piece of the country in the big city.
Parcours Gouin reception pavilion

Green spaces, a bicycle path, a commanding view of the Rivière des Prairies, and soon, a spanking new reception pavilion that will open its doors to visitors year-round... Located a few minutes’ walk from the Henri-Bourassa métro station, facing avenue Park Stanley, the building will be powered by solar panels designed to meet all its energy needs (Net Zero Energy, or NZE). This is a first for the city, and the hope is to gain LEED Gold certification.

A pedestrian walkway will also be constructed between the reception pavilion and the river. Eventually, the four parks along the Rivière des Prairies will be revamped and improved, by incorporating new observation points and safe access to the river. Yet another great opportunity to reconnect with the riverside!

This project is receiving financial support from the Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough, the Ville de Montréal and Hydro-Québec.
Investment by the city: $3.7 million
    Photos : Ville de Montréal