The Northwest Attachment Centre (NAC) project will involve constructing a new mainly underground infrastructure needed to maintain the métro network. By adding this attachment centre, the STM aims to reduce its asset maintenance deficit and ensure the longevity of its métro network.
Before moving into the neighbourhood, we would like to start a dialogue with the local community about what it will mean for local residents to live near the NAC during its construction and when it is in use. You are invited to take part in a two-step public consultation process consisting of information evenings and input session.
Due to current public health situation, the consultation will exceptionally take place exclusively online.
This is your chance to learn more about the project and its timeline or ask the project team questions.
Information session: October 6, 2020, 7 p.m.
- Project presentation
The project presentation will be held via webcast. Fill out the registration form, and we will email you a link so that you can attend the webcast. If you are unable to attend, a video recording of the presentation will be posted on this page after the event.
- Question period
After the presentation, you will be invited to ask the project team your questions. You will have until October 8, 2020, end of day, to submit your questions. We will broadcast our answers on the evening of October 13, 2020. Check back here on October 6, end of day, for the question submission form.
You can also submit your questions over the phone, on October 7 and 8, 2020, by calling 514-STM-INFO + option 8 + option 6 + option 1 (514 786-4636 + 8 + 6 + 1). Tell the STM agent that you are submitting questions as part of the public consultation on the NAC project.
Answers to your questions: October 13, 2020, 7 p.m.
In this webcast, we will answer the questions submitted. Fill out the registration form, and we will email you a link so that you can attend the webcast. If you are unable to attend, a video recording of the presentation will be posted on this page after the event.
Tell us what you think! This is a forum where you can share expectations and suggestions about the project.
This session will be held online via the Teams application. If you would like to give your input at this session, you must register by filling out the form (online as of October 6) by October 22, 2020. You will be given a time slot to speak directly to the consultation commission and NAC project representatives on the evening of October 27, 2020. The session will begin at 7 p.m.
The input session will not be open to the public for live viewing. However, a video recording of the entire session will be posted on this page after the event.
There are six ways you can give your input on the project:
1. Guided survey
You can fill out our five-question survey on the consultation’s main concern: what it will mean for local residents to live near the NAC during its construction and when it is in use.
We will post the survey online on the evening of October 6, 2020, after the project information session. You will have until October 27, 2020, to answer it.
2. Written statement only
You can send your written statement to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to the address below by Tuesday, October 27, 2020.
Public consultation – NAC
800 De La Gauchetière Street West
Main floor, Suite 1170
3. Verbal statement only
You can sign up for the virtual input session without sending in a written statement. Fill out the registration form by October 22, 2020, to be assigned an individual time slot. We will post the registration form online on October 6.
4. Written statement presented during the input session
You can send us your written statement at least three business days before the input session, by October 22, 2020. You can also email it to email@example.com or mail it to the address above.
You must also register to speak at the session on October 27, 2020. Fill out the registration form by October 22, 2020, to be assigned an individual time slot. We will post the registration form online on October 6.
5. Pre-recorded video
You can record a short video (no more than 10 minutes) giving us your input. You may include a presentation or written document with your video. Send your video and any accompanying document to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 27, 2020.
6. Call in
You can call us at 514-STM-INFO + option 8 + option 6 + option 1 (514 786-4636 + 8 + 6 + 1) by October 27, 2020, to share your input. An STM agent will compile your statements into a written document.
There will be no in-person input session. If none of the above options are possible for you, please call 514-STM-INFO + option 8 + option 6 + option 1 (514 786-4636 + 8 + 6 + 1), so that we can find an alternative solution for you.
To carry out NAC project, the STM must obtain a by-law from the City of Montréal’s Agglomeration Council. This by-law enacts the urban planning rules that the STM must follow when performing the work for the project.
To obtain the by-law, the STM must first hold a public consultation in accordance with its corporate policy entitled Politique de consultation publique – réseau du métro (PC 1.14).
- Our board of Directors is initiating the consultation process by creating a Commission.
- The commission is made up of a chairperson and two commissioners from outside the STM who are mandated by the Board.
- Citizens are informed through various communication channels, such as the STM’s website, newspapers, signage at worksites and invitations delivered to residents’ mailboxes.
- The commission involves:
- An information session where the project is presented, followed by a question period
- An input session
- After the consultation, the commissioners submit their report to the STM along with their recommendations. The commission’s work is complete once the report is submitted.
Marguerite Bourgeois, Commission Chair
Marguerite Bourgeois graduated from McGill University in science and law and has worked in the industrial, services and manufacturing sectors for private and public companies including Alcan, Loto-Québec, Fonorola and IPEX. She has a strong background in legal and corporate affairs leadership, strategic planning, project management and start-ups on both a national and international scale. She has put this diverse professional background to use as ad hoc commissioner of the Office de consultation publique de Montréal and at the STM.
Ms. Bourgeois has always paired her professional activity with social engagement, whether as a Centraide committee member, as president of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Quebec Division, as a member of the Association of Volunteer Guides at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, or as part of other paraprofessional and community groups.
Ms. Bourgeois successfully completes her mandates with the help of her people- and results-oriented approach, organization, and negotiation skills.
David Hanna, Commissioner
David Hanna retired in 2016 but remains active as an adjunct professor of urban planning with the Department of Urban and Tourism Studies at UQAM. He holds a doctorate in economics from McGill University. As an expert in urban transportation and heritage, he has acquired many years of experience in public consultation, including leading several mandates for the City of Montréal’s advisory committee for the protection of cultural property from 1991 to 2003. He was also President of the Québec Religious Heritage Council from 1996 to 2004. His numerous academic publications and contributions to scientific conferences throughout his career speak to the broad, sharp vision he has cultivated for the socioeconomic, architectural and heritage issues at the heart of city life.
Martine Musau, Commissioner
Martine Musau has a professional background perfectly suited to the needs of the Commission. She has served in municipal administration as Director of Legal Affairs and Court Clerk for the towns of Amqui and Kirkland, positions that she held between 2012 and 2019, and currently practises municipal law. Her experience has given her an excellent grasp of the challenges that municipal decision-makers face. Specifically, she has supervised the overhaul of a related town’s urban planning regulations, contributed to the creation of transparent, effective public consultation frameworks, and developed strategies for local governments dealing with issues surrounding urban planning and development, contractual management and ethics. She has also led training sessions for elected officials and municipal executives.