Pointe-du-Moulin, located in the heart of MontrĂ©alâ€™s waterfront, is part of the federal government MontrĂ©al New Harbourfront initiative announced in 2007. On November 1st, 2010, Canada Lands Company acquired the Pointe-du-Moulin site.
Pointe-du-Moulin pier is one of MontrĂ©alâ€™s most important sites, both for its historical significance and its urban presence. Dominating the Old Port of MontrĂ©al skyline with its considerable height and volume, Pointe-du-Moulinâ€™s structures are a visual reminder of the intense industrial activity that once characterized MontrĂ©alâ€™s waterfront. With its large silo, docks, spillways, marine towers and conveyors, the pier is a significant industrial heritage site for MontrĂ©al and Canada as a whole.
Located on the western boundary of lâ€™Arrondissement historique de MontrĂ©al, the pier is visible from the Old Port of MontrĂ©al to the east and the Quartier International to the north, a short stroll away up McGill Street. The Pointe-du-Moulin area is a key link between the Old Port of MontrĂ©al and Parks Canadaâ€™s Lachine Canal National Historic Site.
Canada Lands Company aims to undertake an innovative redevelopment of Pointe-du-Moulin that will contribute to MontrĂ©alâ€™s growth and reputation while also recognizing the heritage and importance of this historical site. The company is working closely with municipal officials and local stakeholders to determine the most appropriate use in the redevelopment of the Pointe-du-Moulin property and its noted landmark, Silo no 5.