The maps showcase the transformation of the built environment in recent years. Each dot represents an address for which at least one building permit was issued between 2016 and 2022.
The first map shows new residential constructions.
The blue dots represent building permits issued for the construction of a new single-family and 2–4 unit residential buildings.
The red dots represent building permits issued for the construction of a new multi-family residential building of 5 or more units.
The second map represents residential expansions.
The dark blue dots represent the value of expansion work for single-family and 2–4 unit residential buildings, with the smaller dots representing work valued at less than $50,000, and the larger dots representing major work valued at $200,000 or more.
The orange dots represent expansion permits issued for multi-family residential buildings of 5 or more units.
The third map shows residential renovations.
The light blue dots represent the value of renovation work for single-family and 2–4 unit residential buildings, with the smaller dots representing work valued at less than $25,000, and the larger dots representing major work valued at $100,000 or more.
The dark red dots represent renovation permits (exterior or interior) issued for multi-family residential buildings of 5 or more units.
A few definitions:
An expansion is an operation to increase the volume or floor area of an existing building by adding an enclosed space attached to the main building, such as a garage or portico.
A renovation is an operation aimed at renovating an existing construction without, however, increasing the volume or the floor area.
An exterior renovation involves changes to the building envelope, such as replacing the exterior cladding, renovating a porch, renovating a terrace or installing French drains.
An interior renovation involves a change to the interior, such as the addition or removal of walls, designing a basement or converting a garage into living space.
In the following four maps, you can see the development of the built environment through the different phases of residential construction that have taken place on the territory of Pointe-Claire.
Before 1900 and up to 1939, we can see the construction of the oldest residences in the city in the southern part, including the Pointe-Claire Village and along Bord-du-Lac – Lakeshore Road, in the Valois neighbourhood and on Broadview and Coolbreeze avenues.
Between 1940 and 1969 is when the majority of residences in Pointe-Claire were built. War bungalows and split-level houses (also known as the “Magil Split”, named after their architect, Louis B. Magil) were built predominantly during this period. The first multi-family buildings, including apartments located in the areas of Pardo, Somervale Gardens, Southwest One, Tudor Court, Ashgrove, and along Bord-du-Lac – Lakeshore Road near Des Sources Boulevard, were also constructed.
1970 to 1999 is a period of consolidation during which we see the construction of mostly semi-detached houses, townhouses and single-family detached houses on smaller lots, as well as a number of multi-family buildings, including the first retirement homes.
Beginning in 2000, the last vacant lots were built in the Hermitage and Oneida areas. There was also the construction of retirement homes and multi-family buildings (condominiums and rentals) on formerly underused or vacant land in the following areas: Brunswick Avenue, Place Frontenac, Place de la Triade, Hymus Boulevard (east and west of Saint-Jean Boulevard) and Quartier Greenwich, Vermont Avenue, Donegani Avenue and Bord-du-Lac – Lakeshore Road near Des Sources Boulevard. It is also during this period that we see the subdivision of land in certain sectors, including the Veterans' Area.
On February 14, the City of Pointe-Claire invited citizens to take part in a first collaborative workshop as part of the revision of its Planning Program.
The purpose of this first collaborative workshop is to demystify the transformation process of the built environment. However, it will not address the transformation of specific sectors.
To get ready for the evening's activities, we invite you to read the Info sheet about the evolution of Pointe-Claire’s built environment in the Documents section (available in the column on the right side of the page). The purpose of this info sheet is to ensure that citizens are well equipped to participate in the collaborative workshop on March 15.
The event is intended exclusively for citizens of Pointe-Claire and a proof of residency will be required at the entrance. The citizen collaborative workshop on the transformation process of the built environment is now full. If you still wish to participate, we invite you to register on the waiting list on the Pointe-Claire, it’s who we are!
Revision of the Planning Program: Collaborative workshop on Wednesday, March 15
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The City of Pointe-Claire invites citizens to participate in a first collaborative workshop, which will take place as part of its Planning Program review process. The event will be held on Wednesday, March 15, at 7 p.m. at the Arthur-É-Séguin chalet (facility easily accessible to all). Reservation is required. This first conversation will be about the transformation of the built environment. This is an opportunity to discuss your vision of the future of the City of Pointe-Claire.
To participate, please reserve your place by Thursday, March 9, at 4 p.m. by filling out the form.
This collaborative workshop is reserved for citizens. On the day of the workshop, a proof of residency will be required.
Valid proof of residency:
- Driver license
- MULTI Card
- Municipal tax statement
- Utility bill (Hydro-Québec, Vidéotron, Bell, etc.)
In person participative activities
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The Planning Department and the members of the City Council have developed a vision for land use and development. This vision, which proposes 10 statements, is one of the elements that will guide the working groups for the development of the City's future planning program.
We invite the citizens of Pointe-Claire to read the ten statements, and choose three statements that you consider to be the priorities for the development of our City. You can also share your comments. Go to the Activities Section to participate.
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February 9, 2022
The Mayor of Pointe-Claire, Tim Thomas, and the members of City Council adopted a first draft of the new Planning Program at a regular meeting on February 8, with an eye to fostering a discussion on the future development of the territory. This first stage is the starting point for working with the community to elaborate a desirable development vision for Pointe-Claire. A temporary interim control measure was also adopted that puts an immediate freeze on the development of strategic sectors during the review process.
“We are committed to Pointe-Claire’s harmonious development and we want a living environment that is ever more inclusive, welcoming, attractive and respectful of the environment. Last fall, many of you shared your thoughts on the development of our city. The adoption of a first draft of our future Planning Program is a starting point in fostering discussions and consultations, so that, together, we can continue to talk about the future of our living environment,” said Mayor Tim Thomas.
This first draft of the Planning Program offers a vision and preliminary directions that will foster the discussions, workshops and public consultations over the next two years. Current and future analyses and studies will add to this process and enrich both the Planning Program and municipal by-laws. The various stages leading up to the adoption of the new Planning Program and updated municipal by-laws will continue until summer 2024.
To consult the draft Planning Program, click here.
Freeze on the development of certain sectors on the territory
The temporary interim control applies, in particular, to the City Centre, large shopping centres, Pointe-Claire Village, including La pointe Claire, and Valois Village. It is applicable for certain types of projects that are specified in the interim control resolution. For example, for the duration of the freeze, no permits can be issued for the construction or conversion of a multi-residential building in the City Centre sector. Moreover, no permits can be issued for the construction of a new main building on the site of identified shopping centres.
This freeze will allow us to continue to engage in discussions and define a development vision that takes into account both the community’s interests as well as Pointe-Claire’s development obligations under the Montréal Urban Agglomeration Land Use Plan.
To consult the interim control resolution, click here.
“When the time comes, we are counting on the participation of one and all in the public consultations, workshops and discussions so that we can define a common vision of the future development of our beautiful city. We want this Planning Program to be the best possible guide for current and future citizens, Municipal Council, City employees, as well as for every contractor, business or industry owner already operating or interested in operating in Pointe-Claire. We want a Planning Program that responds to current challenges while taking into account the future needs of our living environment. We want Pointe-Claire to be and to continue to be a great place to live,” said Mr. Thomas.
Pointe-Claire’s Planning Program
The Planning Program is the primary management tool in urban planning for the entire city. It presents the vision and development directions that are then reflected in the City’s planning by-laws. Adopted in 2011, Pointe-Claire’s Planning Program also includes three Special Planning Programs (SPPs) and establishes the directions for the future development of certain sectors, namely, the City Centre (2018), Pointe-Claire Village (2016) and Valois Village (2017). The review process was launched in 2019, and was put on pause at the start of the pandemic.