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Lachine Canal National Historic Site

Giving a Future to Our Past

Parks Canada has announced an investment of $170 million until 2021 for the Lachine Canal National Historic Site to upgrade its facilities and thus enhance the overall experience of more than a million people who visit the site annually.

In parallel to this major work, sites related to external projects affect the infrastructure of the Lachine Canal as well as its users. On this page, you will find information related to the work that has an impact on users of the path and the banks.

Ongoing work


Arrondissement Ville-Marie

Rehabilitation of spillway no 1

Period and duration: from October 23, 2023 to May 2024

Promoter: Parks Canada

Notice to users: Parks Canada is refurbishing spillway No. 1 on the Lachine Canal. The work involves removing the gates and footbridge, raising the concrete weir, repairing the concrete on the walls and stabilizing the underwater walls by placing permanent fill. During the work, please respect existing signage. Thank you for your cooperation.


Arrondissement Le Sud-Ouest

Securement of Wellington’s old air traffic control tower

Period and duration: May 10 to June 7, 2024

Proponent: City of Montréal

Notice to users: The City of Montréal is currently securing Wellington’s old air traffic control tower. Path access in the area will be restricted for the duration of the work. Please respect existing signage.


Arrondissement Le Sud-Ouest

Rehabilitation of spans 2 to 4 under the CN-Wellington Bridge

Period and duration: from October 23, 2023 to July 2024

Promoter: Immeubles VDS

Notice to users: Presence of flagmen to ensure user safety on the path. Occasional temporary closures, mainly at night. Please respect the signage in place.


Arrondissement Lachine

Repair of a gas pipe

Period and duration: May 29 to June 14, 2024

Proponent: Énergir

Notice to users: Énergir is repairing a gas line on the south side of the canal, between the Monk Bridge and the LaSalle-Coke crane, temporarily detouring the path. Flagmen and heavy machinery will be present. During the work, please respect the signage in place.


Others

Le Sud-Ouest Borough - Charlevoix and des Seigneurs Bridges

Decreasing of the allowed weight limits

Period and duration: As of January 2020 for an indefinite period 

Notice to users: For the Charlevoix Bridge that crosses the canal at the level of Charlevoix Street, the new load capacity is now 22 tons, 34 tons and 44 tons respectively for vehicles of one unit, two units and three units. For the des Seigneurs Bridge that crosses the canal at the level of des Seigneurs Street, the new load capacity is now 26 tons, 36 tons and 48 tons respectively for vehicles of one unit, two units and three units.  Vehicles whose weight exceeds the stated limits are invited to use an alternative route.

For more details, please consult press releases web page.

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