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Lachine Canal National Historic Site


Work done by Bell Canada affecting the Lachine Canal path: Monk bridge area

As part of the redevelopment of the Turcot Interchange, Bell, at the request of the Quebec Ministère des Transports, will install new manholes and conduits.

The construction work will involve reducing the width of the Lachine Canal path between Chemin de la Côte-Saint-Paul and Place Turcot. Signage will be in place for cyclists as they will have to switch lanes on the canal’s path.

The construction work will begin on November 3rd and continue until spring 2015.

Thank you for respecting temporary signage.

Construction Work on Water Mains around and under the Lachine Canal, across from Parc Saint-Patrick

From September 29, 2014 to August 2015
A Skilled Worker Ensures The Maintenance Work
A Skilled Worker Ensures the Maintenance Work
© Parks Canada

Montréal, September 23, 2014 – Ville de Montréal will be carrying out construction work on water pipes, mainly under the Lachine Canal and along its shorelines as well as in parc Saint-Patrick, starting September 29 and until August 2015, without any interruption during the winter.

This construction work is necessary to repair these water mains that supply a large part of the drinking water distribution network in downtown Montréal and that have been subject to numerous breaks in the past few years.

Location and nature of the construction work

This construction work consists of rebuilding the pipes and their equipment on the north and south sides as well as under the Lachine Canal. The northern and southern phases will be carried out at the same time. A new, large-diameter pipe will be inserted into the existing pipe under the canal. The area will be restored once all the work has been completed.

South sector – parc Saint-Patrick, south of the Lachine Canal:

  • construction of access pits: September 2014 - February 2015
  • insertion of pipe: May - July 2015

North sector (Lachine canal shoreline, on the ground of Parks Canada):

Between rue du Séminaire and rue du Square-Gallery - construction of pipes, valve chambers and other work: September 2014 - August 2015

Preliminary work will be necessary to set up the detour roads for the path along the Lachine Canal as well as other special measures (fence marking the boundaries of the worksite, signs, etc.).


This work requires cutting down 6 trees along the canal shorelines. Compensation measures have been established with Parks Canada, in accordance with Ville de Montréal's policies. The other trees there will be protected.

Path along the Lachine Canal

  • Part of the path on the north side will be completely closed while the work is under way. Between rue Richmond and rue Wellington, traffic will be transferred to the south side of the canal.
  • Access for cyclists and pedestrians will nevertheless be maintained between rue Richmond and rue du Séminaire (however, the path will be closed just before rue du Séminaire).
  • Road signs and directional signs will be set up.

Download the plan of the detour (PDF, 1.4 Mb)

Detour - Works on Drinking Waterpipes Along Lachine Canal Banks - September 2014 - August 2015


  • There will be little impact on motor vehicle traffic within the perimeter of the construction work; however, rue du Square-Gallery will be partially obstructed.
  • Some parking restrictions will be in force on streets in the surrounding area.
  • Access to homes, commercial establishments and other buildings will be maintained at all times.

Drinking Water

  • No interruptions in drinking water are expected.
  • Additional notices will be sent to you as the work progresses. Ville de Montréal is aware of the inconveniences caused by this work and thanks you in advance for your patience.


Info-Travaux hot line: 514-872-3777, 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.,
or by email, at

To report any situations at any other time, phone 311, mentioning that you are calling about work carried out by Ville de Montréal’s Direction de l’eau potable.

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