This large housing complex in the heart of Little Burgundy, a neighbourhood in the Sud-Ouest borough of Montréal, is the size of a small village and home to many different cultures and languages. Thanks to the residents’ efforts and a dynamic community, green walls, urban agriculture and a fully-edible plant bed are now part of the complex.
This complex is located in a dense area of Sainte-Marie, a neighbourhood in the Ville-Marie borough. It is home to 18 apartments for people living alone and has undergone a startling transformation. The inviting courtyard is a calm, peaceful area and a cool place to relax on a hot day.
The Lenoir Saint-Antoine complex has 8 apartments for people living alone. Built in 1973, it is located in the Saint-Henri neighbourhood of the Sud-Ouest borough. The only things growing there were asphalt or concrete, but the new greening projects carried out since 2012 are turning the heads of all the neighbours!
Habitations Jarry is an apartment tower of 94 apartments for seniors aged 60 and over. It is located above the metro in Crémazie, a neighbourhood in the Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension borough. Residents now practice urban agriculture thanks to the creation of an urban garden on the terrace and the installation of OMHM’s first green roof.
This housing complex is located in Saint-Jacques Est, a neighbourhood in the Ville-Marie borough. The street next to the complex is the entry point to the heavily used Jacques Cartier Bridge. Families, couples and people living alone reside in the 24 apartments.
Surrounded by busy roads, asphalt and industry, Habitations De la Merci is located in the middle of an urban heat island in Sainte-Lucie, a neighbourhood in the Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension borough. This complex is made up of three buildings that house people living alone, families and seniors.
Since 2012, the MUEC has been working on a project called Greening Walls and Roofs of the City thanks to financial support from the Verdir campaign of the Conférence régionale des élus de Montréal. The goal is to reduce the urban heat island effect by greening horizontal and vertical surfaces..