Construction of screen embankments and a multifunctional area

The project consists of constructing a multifunctional storage area on Port of Montreal land located between Sicard and Viau streets. Approximately 15,000 square metres of roller-compacted concrete will be laid. This area will make it possible to ensure that the dry materials used for various maintenance activities carried out by the Port of Montreal's infrastructure department are all properly managed. A natural gas snow melter will also be installed on the site to improve the management of used snow recovered from Port facilities, including the Port Road, parking lots and the rail network (excluding the terminals). This snow management on the Port site will make it possible to limit snow removal trucks to the Port Road and avoid increasing the traffic of these trucks on public roads.


Also, for a better impact on the landscape and to create a visual and sound barrier between Port activities and urban life in this sector, an embankment will be built along the west and east Viau sites (from Sicard to the CN railway overpass). This embankment, approximately 8.0 metres high, will be landscaped with deciduous and coniferous (leafy and fir) trees and shrubs, thereby improving the interface between Port activities and the residential neighbourhoods.


Latest update

April 30nd, 2021 – The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) has determined that the proposed project of Construction of screen embankments and a multifunctional area facilities is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

Mitigation measures taken into account for this determination are:

  • Construction of screen embankments as soon as possible
  • Monitoring of machinery (good working order, effective pollution control systems, equipment maintenance inspection, etc.)
  • Control of erosion, runoff, dust emissions
  • Requirement for white noise backup alarms
  • Requirement for measures to reduce the noise from dump trucks
  • Establishment of a monitoring program during the construction phase comprising the following elements:
    • Acoustic monitoring via a conventional sound monitoring system
    • Monitoring of air quality using a temporary measuring station
    • The APM's complaints management system
    Finally, monitoring programs will be developed to verify the effectiveness of the measures put in place. Among these follow-ups, there will be:
  • Acoustic monitoring of waste snow management activities on an occasional basis
  • Monitoring of surface water quality
  • Monitoring of groundwater quality
  • Bi-annual monitoring of planted trees and shrubs
    Therefore, the MPA may perform any duty or function to enable the project to be carried out in whole or in part.


Key documents


Port of Montreal (communications)
2100, Pierre-Dupuy avenue, Wing 1
Montréal, Quebec H3C 3R5
Telephone: 514-283-7050

  • Location

    • Port of Montreal (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Montreal Port Autority
  • Authorities

    • Montréal Port Authority
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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