Campaign 2008 – 2010

2010 Nouvelle – 2010 News

3 & 4  decembre IPAM

Agora Citoyenne: sur l’aménagement et le développement de la région métropolitaine de Montréal

Depose par:  Les Amis de Meadowbrook, Héritage Laurentien, La Coalition Verte, Sierra Club Quebéc

  • Proposition de directives concernant des espaces naturels et naturalisables       À lire, Cliquez ici
  • Une boîte à outils pour mieux comprendre et promouvoir: la proposition de directives concernant les espaces naturels et naturalisables À lire,  Cliquez ici
  • What we need to do (version française en préparation)     Á lire, Cliquez ici

December 3rd & 4th IPAM

Agora Citoyenne, sur l’aménagement et le développement de la région métropolitaine de Montréal /Montreal Metropolitan land use and development plan

Submissions by Les Amis de Meadowbrook, Héritage Laurentien, La Coalition Verte, Sierra Club Quebéc

  • Suggested guidelines regarding natural and naturalisable areas. To read Click here
  • A tool box for better understanding and promoting the suggested guidelines regarding natural and naturalisable areasTo read Click here

Bulletin Électronique – E-Newsletter

2, novembre, Nouveau site web et logo
À lire Cliquez ici

November 2nd, Welcome to our New Website . . . and logo
To read click here

28 septembre,  Assemble Publique – September 28th Public Meeting
À lire Cliquez ici
To read click here

25 août Chers Amis, August 25th Dear Friends
À lire  Cliques ici
To read   click here


Meadowbrook Aerial Map

Area Map -Click map to enlarge

Directions to Meadowbrook, Cote St. Luc road,  west to the end

The Importance of Green Space for  Health Issues

Click here to view Heat Map

Click here to view Impacts sur la santé publique des espaces verts by Dr. S. Perron in French

Meadowbrook and Railway Setback Issues

Meadowbrook too close to the Lachine rail

Meadowbrook Activists want new railway setbacks to stop housing

Setback Map- Click to enlarge

2009 News/Nouvelles 2009

Agglomeration Commission Recommends the Preservation of Meadowbrook

On May 27, 2009, the Commission d’agglomération sur les grands équipements et les activités d’intérêt d’agglomération issued its recommendations on the preservation of green spaces on the Island of Montreal. One of its recommendations is that Meadowbrook be preserved from development, and that it be included in a network of green corridors linking it to the Falaise Saint-Jacques.  Click here to see the complete text of the recommendations.

Many environmental groups and citizens made presentations to the Commission:

Click here to see the Memorandum presented by Les Amis de Meadowbrook, which makes a very comprehensive and conclusive case for the preservation of Meadowbrook as a green space open and accessible to all.
Click here for the Memorandum presented by the environmental organization Héritage Laurentien, which proposes a very innovative plan for preserving Meadowbrook by compensating the owners with land available and cleared for developing in the Turcot yards.
Click here for the Memorandum presented by the Green Coalition.

Now we must ensure that the Commission’s recommendations are implemented! The issue should be decided at the next Agglomeration Council meeting on August 27, 2009 (5:00 pm at Montreal City Hall, 275 Notre-Dame Est).

Turcot Interchange and Highway 20

June 15-19, 2009 The next task is to convince the Ministry of Transport that its plans for rebuilding the Turcot interchange and Highway 20 have to be modified to incorporate the land exchange proposal of Héritage Laurentien. Public hearings were held on the environmental impact of this huge project by the Bureau des audiences publiques sur l’environnement (the BAPE) during the week of June 15, 2009. Les Amis presented a memorandum at these hearings (Click here), as did Heritage Laurentien (Click here) and the Green Coalition (Click here). The whole of the BAPE proceedings are available at The BAPE  delivered its report to the Minister of the Environment on September 11, 2009, 173 pgs

Stay tuned!

2008 News

Les Amis de Meadowbrook – Town Hall Meeting

On February 21, 2008 close to 200 citizens attended a meeting, sponsored by the Town and Les Amis de Meadowbrook, to organize opposition to development plans on the golf course. Also lending their support was a rainbow coalition of local, provincial and federal politicians including: Russell Copeman, Liberal MNA for NDG; Marlene Jennings, Liberal MP for NDG/Lachine; Lawrence Bergman, MNA for D’Arcy McGee; Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Deputy Leader Claude Genest; Scott McKay, Leader of the Green Party of Quebec; Thomas Mulcair, NDP MP for Outremont and Mayor Stuart on behalf of the ADQ.
They gave their unequivocal support for Les Amis de Meadowbrook’s proposal to covert the golf course into an ecoterritory connected and available to all residents of the island.
Groupe Pacific Meadowbrook, the developer, claims that Meadowbrook is a “brown space” in terminal decline, which can only be saved by building on it. This is not true, but unfortunately some people have bough into this propaganda. The highly respected international organization One Planet Living has been helping Groupe Pacific Meadowbrook design their build-over and a number of progressive organizations are listening with interest. Les Amis de Meadowbrook supports sustainable development, but believes this is not the right place for it and calls on these groups to reconsider their support for this project.
Les Amis de Meadowbrook needs all the help it can get! Please volunteer by call Jo Ann Goldwater at 484-8668.
Article  published in The Informer, Montreal West Viewspaper, March 2008