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Areas of archaeological interest


The provisions regarding areas of archaeological interest are drawn from the following statements presented in Part I of the Master Plan:

  • Action 15.3: Protecting and enhancing Montréal’s archaeological heritage.

These provisions also aim more specifically to:

  • Favour taking into account the remains of great archaeological value during the construction or extension of a building or other excavation work.


  • Borough by-laws must set criteria to require that extension or construction projects of buildings or development projects including a wall, stairway, cluster or row of trees or soil excavation located in an area with heritage status according to the Loi sur les biens culturels (Cultural Property Act) be designed in full knowledge of the archaeological remains on the site without disturbing remains that may be the subject of archaeological digs, be left in place or be highlighted, according to their documentary or educational value.
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