Almost 380 years after its founding, Montréal has a rich history, which is reflected in its streets, its buildings, its geography and its people. To build the Montréal of today and tomorrow, it is imperative to preserve and enhance our local and collective heritage, whether religious, architectural, natural or intangible.
a. In collaboration with the Government of Québec and in consultation with the population, in particular the deaf population, launch projects to transform the former Hôpital de la Miséricorde and Institut des Sourdes et Muettes, which must include residential, cultural and public uses;
b. Develop a comprehensive plan for the transformation of Hôtel-Dieu, in collaboration with the Government of Québec and local stakeholders;
c. Ensure that the redevelopment of the former Royal Victoria Hospital makes it possible to restore parts of the mountain to Montrealers, that the site is accessible to the public, that surplus buildings are developed in the public interest and that a swimming pool is once again accessible to the public;
d. Establish an action plan for the enhancement of buildings of heritage interest belonging to the Ville de Montréal and for their occupation, and launch calls for projects to improve the buildings concerned;
e. Adopt a lighting plan to showcase heritage buildings throughout Montréal;
f. Work with historical societies to highlight the history of each neighbourhood, in particular through the development of local historical routes;
g. Pursue an ambitious Indigenous place-naming strategy which provides for consultation and collaboration with Indigenous organizations;
h. Protect places of worship as part of our collective heritage, while preserving their public, community, cultural and social character;
i. Adopt heritage designation and protection measures to guide development in exceptional downtown areas such as the Golden Square Mile, Chinatown, Shaughnessy Village and the Phillips Square area;
j. Adopt a recognition framework to highlight and recognize Montréal’s history and collective memories.