Old Hippodrome: Montreal launches an eco-district project

The City of Montreal will begin this fall the first phase of construction of an “eco-district” on the site of the former racetrack, in the borough of Côte-des-Neiges – Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.

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A call for tenders will be launched at the end of September in order to allow the development of approximately 200 affordable housing units, on a first plot of land, located near the entrance to the old racecourse, near from the intersection of rue Jean-Talon and avenue Clanranald.

Ultimately, the site should accommodate 6,000 housing units, including a significant proportion of social and affordable housing. The municipal administration wants to make the sector an “eco-district” focused on “mobility, sustainable development and local services”.

During the election campaign, Projet Montréal, the party of Mayor Valérie Plante, had already committed to transforming the Namur-Hippodrome sector into a carbon-neutral “eco-district”, promising that the project would begin by 2023.

In the vision she proposed then, her party planned to build 7,500 housing units there, including 2,000 social and 2,000 affordable, while preserving the old race track.


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