Peter-McGill

  • 54,540 people
  • 3rd step in process
  • $678,075 invested

About Peter-McGill

MORE SPACES FOR CITIZENS TO COME TOGETHER

In the heart of Montreal, the Peter-McGill neighbourhood is growing rapidly but often to the detriment of its residents. Urban planning and the creation of gathering places are a priority for the population.

My Peter-McGill is working to create public spaces through citizen engagement and involvement initiatives. Developing your future neighbourhood, going to school near your home, and creating memories with neighbours are essential to feeling like you belong to a community.

Residents are taking part in the project’s four components to increase green and recreational spaces in the area, build social housing, create primary schools, and make their voices heard about the future community centre.

Discover the impact of citizen engagement in Peter-McGill

Progress

  1. Involvement
    and exploration
  2. Idea turned
    into action
  3. Implementation
    and experiments
  4. Initiative
    scale-up
  5. Support
    and renewal
  1. Involvement
    and exploration
  2. Idea turned
    into action
  3. Implementation
    and experiments
  4. Initiative
    scale-up
  5. Support
    and renewal

Timeline

Vivace PIC - Espace Tupper

Vivace-PIC Given that Peter-McGill has three times less green space than the Montreal average, the Espace Tupper project will serve as a way to evaluate the needs for green space that best meet resident expectations. This temporary project will also show how landscaped green space can be developed at a low cost, in a flexible way, and in the heart of downtown Montreal.

June 2020

Peter-McGill goes from zero schools to three

The big news came on June 21 like an end-of-school gift: a public primary school will be built at the site of the Grand Séminaire, bringing the number of new schools to three in Peter-McGill, which just over a year ago had none.

Summer 2019 Read more

CIP: A multiplier effect in Peter-McGill

November 2018

Community demonstration held in Cabot Square

CIP project leader Matthieu Pajot along with Peter-McGill residents Graham Singh and his son Hector talk about the community demonstration held in Cabot Square on March 3, 2018 to get a primary school for the Peter-McGill neighbourhood.

Autumn 2018

Citizens rase their voices

This neighbourhood has two major pieces of news: two primary schools are being built, and another step has been taken to create a new cultural and community centre.

  1. Two new primary schools in downtown Montreal
  2. Another step for a new cultural and community centre in the west part of downtown

June 2018

Happy Birthday My Peter-McGill!

http://petermcgill.org/en/happy-birthday-my-peter-mcgill/

May 25, 2018

Latest news about the school project

After the colouring campaign and Hector (age 9) who brought his wishes to the Borough Council, what’s next?  

January 12, 2018 Read the article

The community is working hard to mobilize to get public primary schools in the neighbourhood

December 2017 Read the article

A student quarter... but no public school for kids and teens

Thirteen youth express their thoughts and feelings on the lack of public schools in Peter-McGill through animated GIFs.  

November 2017 Watch

The 1st forum on urban development

Residents, fellow students and coworkers in the district are invited to discuss the issues that matter to them, including housing, green space and the future community centre

October 14, 2017 Follow the event on Facebook

Citizens come together

May 25, 2017

The community is invited to the project launch

Neighbourhood residents, students, workers and agencies are invited to come learn the key components of the “Peter-McGill en action” project and share their ideas, meet their neighbours, discover agencies, and find out about activities and events going on during summer 2017.

May 25, 2017 Participate

A team is now in place

A team is set up to help the neighbourhood create spaces for families, which means seizing opportunities for influence; surveying residents to ask them about their concerns; getting agencies involved; and informing people about new developments.

February 2017

The neighbourhood's target project: “Working Together For Each Other”

The goal of this project is to increase the involvement of families, youth and seniors to ensure that their voices are heard when it comes to neighbourhood development. To help residents feel more at home in the community, especially people who are vulnerable and in a situation of poverty, the neighbourhood wants to add parks, a school, a community centre and affordable housing.

December 2016

Peter-McGill is chosen

Peter-McGill is chosen to receive moderate CIP support to implement a specific project from its neighbourhood plan. This project will produce concrete results to reduce poverty and social exclusion.

March 2016

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Peter-McGill goes from zero schools to three

A public primary school will be built at the site of the Grand Séminaire, bringing the number of new schools to three in Peter-McGill, which just over a year ago had none.

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