A message from our elected officials
To stimulate its growth and improve the quality of life of its citizens, the
Ville de Montréal must have a strategic development vision. The Montréal
Development Plan (MDP) project was drafted with this goal in mind, as stipulated
by the Charter of the Ville.
Covering all fields of municipal intervention, this orientation document
integrates the guidelines of the different plans and policies adopted by the
city over the past 10 years. The vision it sets forth includes shaping the city
according to sustainable development principles to make Montréal a great city in
which to live, grow up, work and study.
This vision was subject to a public input process among more than 1,000
citizens and partners in 2012. The exercise created widespread support of the
objectives targeted by the MDP and the need to prioritize actions to ensure
The document, then, was revised according to the results of the process
undertaken. It now includes a five-year action plan based on the city’s
financial resources. Entitled Act on the city, this action plan is a
formal and achievable municipal commitment. It is based on the following four
major priority actions: strengthen Montréal’s leadership as a city, improve the
quality of community life in its neighbourhoods, increase the use of public
transit and active modes of transportation and, finally, modernize
infrastructures and invest in the quality of public realm.
Due to the strategic scope of the Development Plan, it is our hope that the
Office de consultation publique de Montréal completes the steps that
were initiated in 2012. We hope that these new public consultations will
mobilize all stakeholders in the city’s development so that together they can
move forward on consensus-building priority actions.
Mayor of Montréal
Member of the Executive Committee
Responsible for Urban Planning
and Economic Development