The Chemin-Qui-Marche Lookout

Where historic Old Montreal meets the Old Port

  • Client

    City of Montreal

  • Year

    2011-2012

  • Location

    Canada

  • The Chemin-Qui-Marche Lookout Lemay Architecture
  • The Chemin-Qui-Marche Lookout Lemay Architecture

Enjoying magnificent views

This esplanade by Lemay is located where historic Old Montreal meets the Old Port. A strategic site, steeped in the history of many centuries and an industrial past, offers unobstructed views of the river, the Clock Tower and the surrounding wharves. Its history is revealed through the stories incorporated into the wooden benches. From this panoramic viewing platform, the Old Port facilities, the waterfront, part of Old Montreal and Île Sainte-Hélène are all connected.

  • The Chemin-Qui-Marche Lookout Lemay Architecture
  • The Chemin-Qui-Marche Lookout Lemay Architecture
  • The Chemin-Qui-Marche Lookout Lemay Architecture
  • The Chemin-Qui-Marche Lookout Lemay Architecture
  • The Chemin-Qui-Marche Lookout Lemay Architecture

A green roof is installed over the existing slab covering the railway tunnel. Best practices in sustainable development have been followed in other ways, too: the selection of indigenous and adapted plants that require little or no watering, materials that are light in colour to reflect heat and made from recycled or re-used items and the sourcing of local suppliers for materials and equipment.

  • The Chemin-Qui-Marche Lookout Lemay Architecture
  • The Chemin-Qui-Marche Lookout Lemay Architecture
  • The Chemin-Qui-Marche Lookout Lemay Architecture
  • The Chemin-Qui-Marche Lookout Lemay Architecture

This new public space has transformed what was once an industrial wasteland into an additional green space for Faubourg Quebec, the first neighbourhood to be developed outside Montreal’s fortification walls.

  • The Chemin-Qui-Marche Lookout Lemay Architecture
  • The Chemin-Qui-Marche Lookout Lemay Architecture
  • The Chemin-Qui-Marche Lookout Lemay Architecture
  • The Chemin-Qui-Marche Lookout Lemay Architecture
  • The Chemin-Qui-Marche Lookout Lemay Architecture
  • The Chemin-Qui-Marche Lookout Lemay Architecture
  • The Chemin-Qui-Marche Lookout Lemay Architecture
  • The Chemin-Qui-Marche Lookout Lemay Architecture