Find out more about Griffintown’s future
In 2012, NIPpaysage won the Canadian urban design competition for Griffintown’s Smith Promenade. The project, titled Granny Smith, will be completed in the next few years and will revitalize Smith Street on the banks of the Lachine Canal.Find out more about the project
Griffintown’s Special Planning Program began in 2004 when the City of Montreal’s Urban Plan was adopted. The SPP’s goal is to consolidate development efforts for the neighbourhood and make Griffintown:
- A southern extension of Montreal’s downtown sector
- An extension of Old Montreal
- A new neighbourhood in the Southwest borough
- A centre for innovation for different industries
- An independent community
Revitalizing the Horse Palace
Griffintown’s Horse Palace is the oldest stable still in use in North America. Acting as a lung for Griffintown, the area adds a touch of nature to the neighbourhood thanks to its mature trees and magnificent paddock where passersby can often catch a glimpse of the mares. During your walk in the area, bring some carrots and apples with you as a fun treat for the mares.
Winter activities on the Lachine Canal
Mayor Coderre’s administration, the Mayor of the Southwest borough Benoît Dorais, and Parks Canada have reiterated their commitment to opening the Lachine Canal to winter activities. The three administrations are currently working together to make this possible for Montreal’s 375th anniversary.