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? 

Temporary suspension of the Imagine Westmount 2040 process

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all activities related to the public participation process for the revision of the Master Plan are temporarily suspended. The Imagine Westmount 2040 team and City Council wish everyone to focus on their own well-being and on efforts to counter the spread of the virus. However, the long-term goal of the project remains the same: to

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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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