Imagine Westmount 2040

Welcome to Imagine Westmount 2040! If you want to learn about the Westmount Urban Master Plan project, learn about the latest news or share your ideas and comments, you’ve come to the right place!

The Imagine Westmount 2040 project aims to conduct a complete revision of the City’s Urban Planning Programme through a broad public participation process over a two-year period. Want to learn more? 

Conference by Larry Beasley postponed

Unfortunately, the City of Westmount has to postpone the conference Building Sustainable Cities, planned for March 24 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Government of Québec prohibits, as of March 12, and for a period of 30 days, all indoor gatherings of more than 250 people and also strongly recommends that all nonessential gatherings be canceled or postponed in order

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The Urban Master Plan is a planning document that establishes, for a period of about 20 years, the main orientations of the physical framework for the city’s urban development.

It presents an global vision of the development of the living environment and ensures consistency between and within areas such as: housing, commerce and the economy, municipal facilities and recreation, environmental protection, heritage, transportation and mobility, etc.

The current Urban Master Plan dates from 2001 needs to be modernized. Its content and form have aged, which explains why it is scarcely used as a reference or decision-making tool. Since its adoption almost 20 years ago, new issues and challenges have emerged that have impacted on the way we develop our territory, for example:

  • The climate crisis
  • The aging population
  • The impact of e-commerce on commercial streets
  • The new modes of transport

The revision of the Urban Master Plan is therefore an opportunity to collectively reflect on the future of Westmount.

next steps

To achieve this proposed revision of the Urban Master Plan, the City of Westmount is proposing a flexible and transparent public participation process that consists of five (5) steps over two (2) years.

Step 1

Process Planning & Launch

Fall-Winter 2019-2020

obtain citizen feedback on the process

Step 2

Land Diagnosis

Winter 2020

Establish a common understanding of Westmount’s territory

Step 3


Spring-Summer 2020

Build a common vision for Westmount

Step 4

Thematic Consultations

Fall 2020

Hold consultations on the various topics of interest identified

Step 5

Preliminary Master Plan

Spring-summer 2021

Consult residents on a preliminary Master Plan

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