Sponsor: The City of Montreal

Location: Namur – Jean-Talon West sector in the Borough of Côte-des-Neiges – Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.
Type: Open, two-stage, Canada-wide

ELIGIBILITY Any team may be accepted as a competitor that is made up of at least two principal designers.  At least one principal designer per team must have a head office in Quebec at the time of entering.
Fee: None
· Martin Brière, architect, Brière, Gilbert + associés (Montréal)
· Ken Greenberg, chair of the jury, architect and urban designer, Greenberg Consultants Inc. (Toronto)
· Daniel Lafond, Directeur de l’aménagement urbain et des services aux entreprises, Borough of Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (Montréal)
· Gérald Lajeunesse, former Chief Landscape Architect, National Capital Commission (Ottawa)
· Brian Smith, employment consultant and supervisor of the Minorités visibles project, Carrefour jeunesse-emploi de Côte-des-Neiges (Montréal)
· Annie Tardivon, landscape architect DPLG, In Situ Paysagistes (Lyon, France)
· Geneviève Vachon, architect and full professor of urban design, École d’architecture de l’Université Laval (Québec)
PURPOSE OF THE COMPETITION The competition’s objective is to transform some of the area’s road corridors into quality public spaces for community use, give greater prominence to pedestrians, encourage everyone to make the new spaces their own, and make a positive contribution to the district’s new identity. The project is inspired by the principles of transit-oriented development (TOD) and aims to leverage the proximity of two métro stations, an advantageous geographical location within the city, as well as the excellent potential for densification in the area.

The competition is aimed at eliciting and evaluating redevelopment and urban design concepts that satisfy or exceed the expectations of the borough with regard to the challenges posed by the project that is the subject of the competition. Subsequently it is aimed at mandating the laureate to draw up plans and specifications for the project to be completed.
The competition follows a hybrid formula, being both a “project competition” and an “ideas competition.” The “project” component covers the public areas determined by Paré and Buchan streets and part of Victoria Avenue, the design of redevelopment to be completed in this space, and the installation of 4 pedestrian crossings on Mountain Sights Avenue, normally leading to a project completion mandate. The “ideas” component will be used to propose development plans for the remaining private and public spaces in the sector.
REGISTRATION Registration in the competition is mandatory and free of charge. The registration form can be filled out online on the following site:  
To register, the completed registration form must be sent by e-mail, no later than 4 p.m. on May 27, 2011, to

Caroline Dubuc
Bureau du design | Ville de Montréal
303, rue Notre-Dame Est, 6e étage, Montréal (Québec)  H2Y 3Y8
514.872.1968 | |