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  • Writer's pictureCarey Tate

Pierrefonds-Roxboro is getting a $62.4 million aquatic complex.

The City of Montréal held a press conference the morning of Friday, August 18th, at the Pierrefonds-Roxboro Library with Montréal Mayor Valérie Plante in attendance, to announce the construction of the inaugural Pierrefonds-Roxboro Aquatic Complex, set to begin this fall.

PHOTO: Héloïse Thibodeau Architecte

This ambitious endeavour will bestow residents with a 25-meter pool housing 8 lanes for swimming, a leisure pool complete with a wading area and water features, in addition to a versatile hall and communal spaces. With an estimated budget of $62.4 million, a significant portion of the project's funding is being contributed by the City of Montréal, with an additional support of $7.5 million from the Ministry of Education.

PHOTOS: City of Montréal

The new Aquatic Complex will be located on the large parking lot east of Borough Hall, at the corner of boul. de Pierrefonds and rue René-Émard. The execution of this venture has been assigned to the firm Tisseur Inc., with the primary aim of providing the Pierrefonds-Roxboro populace with a model establishment that will also cater to the whole West Island. In an effort to curtail greenhouse gas emissions stemming from construction, the City of Montréal stated that they are committed to surpassing traditional building standards through this initiative, aspiring to secure LEED V4 Gold certification.

Left to right: Jim Beis, Mayor of Pierrefonds-Roxboro, Caroline Bourgeois, Executive Committee Vice-President responsible for major parks and sports, Valérie Plante, Mayor of Montréal.

"I am proud to announce the start of work on the very first indoor aquatic infrastructure in the Pierrefonds-Roxboro borough, which will also benefit the citizens of L'Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève. This project will make a real difference to the daily lives of thousands of families and residents living in Pierrefonds-Roxboro and Montreal's west end," declared Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante.

The facilities have been designed to maximize accessibility, embracing architectural solutions rooted in the principles of ADS+. According to the City, this approach ensures that the complex is tailored to accommodate the broadest range of people possible.

"This major project has been eagerly awaited in Pierrefonds-Roxboro for decades! The citizens of Pierrefonds-Roxboro will finally be served like all other Montrealers in their community when it comes to sports and aquatic activities, much to the delight of families, children, the elderly and the mobility-impaired. This infrastructure will quickly become a hub of socialization, inclusion, learning and recreation for generations to come," concluded Dimitrios (Jim) Beis, Mayor of Pierrefonds-Roxboro.

SOURCE: City of Montréal


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