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 Le Sud-Ouest

Rehabilitation of the central island and the CN-Wellington railway bridge

Period: October 20, 2021 to Spring 2022

Proponent: InfraMTL

Notice to users: The work could generate noise, dust, and truck traffic. Some of this work will cause partial obstructions on the multipurpose path along the canal; the passage will be assured at all times by flagmen. For more information, please consult the Info-Work issued by the REM.


Arrondissement Le Sud-Ouest

Temporary deviation of the Lachine Canal path on the south side between Charlevoix and Island Streets for safety reasons.

Notice to users: Third party work forces the deviation of the Lachine Canal path on the south side between Island and Charlevoix streets for an indefinite period. Please comply with on-site signage.


Others

Arrondissement Le Sud-Ouest

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.