Following the Montréal Summit in 2002, the city adopted a number of plans and
policies, establishing the main orientations in many different municipal
The time has come to combine all these orientations and take an integrated
approach to the challenges facing Montréal.
“The city must draw up a plan for the development of its territory that
encompasses the environmental, transportation and community, cultural,
economic and social development objectives pursued by the city.”
Section 91 of the Charter of Ville de
The Montréal Development Plan, to be adopted in 2013, offers Montrealers
the opportunity to come up with a concerted vision for the city’s development
over a 20-year horizon.
The vision is based on principles and structured according to three
development directions: Living and growing up in Montréal, Working and studying
in Montréal, and Shaping the city.
The goal is to work together to establish priorities and means of
implementing the Plan so as to improve Montrealers’ living environment, make
Montréal a more attractive city, stimulate its growth and increase our
Financial and fiscal resources will be required to carry out the Plan, so the
draft Development Plan also outlines a preliminary financial framework.
Even more important in determining the future of the city is the
input from its citizens, associations and Montréal's public- and private-sector
In this section of the site you will find an overview of the main elements of
the draft Montréal Development Plan. For more details on the Plan, you can
download the related background documents.
The Montréal Development Plan
The Plan, drawn up in accordance with section 91 of the Charter of
Ville de Montréal, has no regulatory force. It outlines a strategic
development vision, based on the key aspects of the plans and policies
adopted by City Council in recent years.
This approach makes it possible to integrate the major urban, social,
economic, environmental, cultural and financial issues affecting
Montréal's development. The city will strive to ensure the greatest
possible consistency between the Montréal Development Plan, its policies,
programs and management mechanisms.
Although the Montréal Development Plan (MDP) is not tied to the Act
respecting land use planning and development, it will nonetheless
serve as a basis for a review of the Land Use and Development Plan for the
Montréal urban agglomeration and the Montréal Master Plan.
The MDP is intended to provide a shared reference for public- and
private-sector, institutional and sociocommunity players, to help them
draw up common strategies concerning Montréal’s development.
More specifically, the MDP will serve as a reference for the
preparation of the land occupancy and vitality agreement to be concluded
with the Québec government, under its Strategy to ensure the occupancy and
vitality of territories.