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Welcome to Canada Lands Company’s engagement platform for the former National Film Board site!



Canada Lands Company is redeveloping the former site of the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), located at 3155 Côte-de-Liesse Road in Montréal's Saint-Laurent borough, just off the metropolitan highway (A-40).

A master plan is currently being created and will define the development and urban design criteria for this nearly 4.9 hectares (12.1 acres) site. More precisely, it is part of a collaborative design process broken down into several activities and involving various stakeholders, including:

  • Residents and workers from surrounding neighbourhoods
  • Community groups
  • Organizations and those with expertise in local issues
  • Municipal representatives

Stakeholders and the community are invited not only to express their aspirations for the future site, but also to play an active part in shaping its development and inform the master plan.



Together, let's build an inclusive, healthy and sustainable community that reflects our neighbourhood!

The future of the NFB's historic site is in keeping with its cinematic DNA, which has the capacity to tell the story of the past while reinventing itself as a space that contributes to the community in which it is located.

This goal will be achieved by providing a variety of uses, creating a welcoming public space, and implementing a sustainable development strategy.

The project aspirations are as follows:

  • Tackle the housing crisis, with the addition of affordable and market housing.
  • Repurpose most existing buildings to encourage economic development and artistic uses.
  • Be exemplary in the sustainable development of the property.
  • Create a living environment that is open to the community and its needs.

About Canada Lands Company

Canada Lands Company is a self-financing federal Crown corporation, with a commercial mandate, specializing in real estate and development, and attractions management. For more than 25 years, the Company has developed some of the most sought-after communities in Canada while serving as the innovative steward of some of the country’s most iconic attractions: the CN Tower and Downsview Park in Toronto, and the Montréal Science and the Old Port of Montréal.

Welcome to Canada Lands Company’s engagement platform for the former National Film Board site!



Canada Lands Company is redeveloping the former site of the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), located at 3155 Côte-de-Liesse Road in Montréal's Saint-Laurent borough, just off the metropolitan highway (A-40).

A master plan is currently being created and will define the development and urban design criteria for this nearly 4.9 hectares (12.1 acres) site. More precisely, it is part of a collaborative design process broken down into several activities and involving various stakeholders, including:

  • Residents and workers from surrounding neighbourhoods
  • Community groups
  • Organizations and those with expertise in local issues
  • Municipal representatives

Stakeholders and the community are invited not only to express their aspirations for the future site, but also to play an active part in shaping its development and inform the master plan.



Together, let's build an inclusive, healthy and sustainable community that reflects our neighbourhood!

The future of the NFB's historic site is in keeping with its cinematic DNA, which has the capacity to tell the story of the past while reinventing itself as a space that contributes to the community in which it is located.

This goal will be achieved by providing a variety of uses, creating a welcoming public space, and implementing a sustainable development strategy.

The project aspirations are as follows:

  • Tackle the housing crisis, with the addition of affordable and market housing.
  • Repurpose most existing buildings to encourage economic development and artistic uses.
  • Be exemplary in the sustainable development of the property.
  • Create a living environment that is open to the community and its needs.

About Canada Lands Company

Canada Lands Company is a self-financing federal Crown corporation, with a commercial mandate, specializing in real estate and development, and attractions management. For more than 25 years, the Company has developed some of the most sought-after communities in Canada while serving as the innovative steward of some of the country’s most iconic attractions: the CN Tower and Downsview Park in Toronto, and the Montréal Science and the Old Port of Montréal.

  • Your involvement starts here!

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    Canada Lands Company invites you to tour the former NFB head office on December 8th or 9th, 2023.

    This tour, lasting approximately one hour, will represent an opportunity to discover the cultural richness of the site and to be directly involved in its renewal. This activity is the first in a series of three events for the public, with the goal of developing a common vision for the redevelopment of the property.

    Where: At the former NFB head office, at 3155, Côte-de-Liesse Road (free parking)

    When:

    • Friday December 8th, 2023
      • 4 p.m. (French or English)
      • 7 p.m. (French or English)
    • Saturday December 9th, 2023
      • 10 a.m. (French)
      • 11 a.m. (English)
      • 1 p.m. (French)
      • 2 p.m. (English)

    Why: To better understand the site and its character, with a view to rethink its design and future use.

    Registration for the visit is required and can be done via this website.

  • First workshop : Help us define the site's vision!

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    Canada Lands Company invites you to help define the vision for the former NFB head office site.

    The goal of this workshop is to define a vision for the future of the site. Based on the site diagnosis results, which will be presented at the start of the activity, participants will be invited to create inspirational boards categorized by major theme, using keywords, examples of similar projects, images, etc.

    Where : at the former NFB head office, 3155 Côte-de-Liesse (free parking)

    When : Wednesday, January 24, 2024 (duration approx. 2 hrs.)

    • 3 p.m. (bilingual)
    • 6 p.m. (bilingual)

    Why: Gather the public's opinions and ideas about the future of the site, and define the vision.

    Those unable to attend either workshop will have the opportunity to express their views via an online survey, launched on January 30, 2024.

    Registration for the workshop is required and can be done via this website.

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