Verdun

  • 66,155 people
  • 3rd step in process
  • $245,011 invested

About Verdun

Where everyone has a roof and a seat at the table

Like its neighbours, Verdun has been undergoing tremendous change due to gentrification, development, and the growing presence of immigrants. The landscape consists of three strongly contrasted sub-areas: a disadvantaged and populous sector (Wellington-De L’Église), a middle-class area (Desmarchais-Crawford), and a well-off community (Île-des-Soeurs). Concentrated for the most part in the most disadvantaged sector, agencies want to create conditions that will help keep vulnerable people in the neighbourhood. To do this, partners intend to work on both housing and food to make sure these are adapted to needs.

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

A mural to revitalize Dupuis-Hickson (CDD)

Children and young families who happen to stroll by Parc Duquette will no doubt be impressed by this magnificent mural created by artist Astro and spearheaded by the nonprofit MU. This project was made possible thanks to the financial support of the Ville de Montréal’s Mural Arts Program as well as support from the Verdun borough.

See photos of the mural’s creation on MU’s Facebook page.

Summer 2018

Ephemeral art at parc Duquette (CDD Dupuis-Hickson)

An ephemeral art installation made its appearance at Parc Duquette this summer while the community waits for layout, equipment and universal accessibility upgrades that should finish this fall.

Summer 2018

Community-Driven Development (CDD)

What will happen to Dupuis-Hickson, the former industrial sector in Verdun? This was the question put to Verdun residents involved in the CDD.

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Launch of “Opération populaire d'aménagement”

The community is invited to a public consultation on the creation of social housing for vulnerable people.

Winter 2017

Profile of food security initiatives

Meetings with partners and workshops to let citizens express their concerns and propose solutions.

Winter 2017

The neighbourhood's target project: “Everyone Needs A Roof And Enough To Eat”

The goal of this project is to create a continuum of food security services and to get people involved in the issue of social housing in one of the most disadvantaged sectors of Verdun (Dupuis/Hickson).

December 2016

Verdun is chosen

Verdun 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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Community-Driven Development (CDD)

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