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


Several Boroughs

Geothermal drilling work along the canal, between Lock No. 4 and the Lafleur Bridge, north shore.

Period: December 9 and 10, then during the week of December 20, 2021

Proponent: Parks Canada

Notice to users: Escorted machinery on the path. Please be vigilant.


Arrondissement Ville-Marie

Refurbishment of Spillway 2. Replacement of the catwalk as well as its support system, drilling and injection on the right bank.

Period: November 29 to May, 2022

Proponent: Parks Canada

Notice to users: Be careful when approaching the site.


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 Lachine

Rehabilitation of Lock No 5

Period: October 25 to December 17. Work will resume after the winter break from mid-February to the end of March 2022.

Proponent: Parks Canada

Notice to users: The footpath located on the gates of Lock No 5 may be temporarily closed. A detour will be put in place for the duration of the closures, if required. The work areas will be delimited by fences. Please consult the info-work for more information.


Arrondissement Lachine

Rehabilitation of the canal walls, Old-Canal sector

Period: August 9 to March 2022

Proponent: Parks Canada

Notice to users: infrastructure work is being carried out on the north side of the canal, between 6th and 8th Avenues and between 12th and 15th Avenues, facing St. Joseph Boulevard.

During work, a portion of St. Joseph Boulevard and of the sidewalk on the south side between 6th and 8th Avenues will be closed. A pedestrian detour will be provided on the north side of the roadway between 6th and 10th Avenues. Please consult the info-work for more information.


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.


Arrondissement LaSalle and Lachine 

Gauron Bridge: Decreasing of the allowed weight limits

Period and duration: As of June 2018 for an indefinite period 

Notice to users: The weight limits for heavy vehicles on the Gauron Bridge has been revised to 24 tons, 30 tons and 36 tons respectively for vehicles of one (1) unit, two (2) and three (3) units. Vehicles whose weight exceeds the stated limits are invited to use an alternative route.

Read the information bulletin for more details.