Pointe-du-Moulin, located in the heart of Montréal’s waterfront, is part of the federal government Montréal 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 Montréal’s most important sites, both for its historical significance and its urban presence. Dominating the Old Port of Montréal skyline with its considerable height and volume, Pointe-du-Moulin’s structures are a visual reminder of the intense industrial activity that once characterized Montréal’s waterfront. With its large silo, docks, spillways, marine towers and conveyors, the pier is a significant industrial heritage site for Montréal and Canada as a whole.
Located on the western boundary of l’Arrondissement historique de Montréal, the pier is visible from the Old Port of Montréal 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 Montréal and Parks Canada’s Lachine Canal National Historic Site.
Canada Lands Company aims to undertake an innovative redevelopment of Pointe-du-Moulin that will contribute to Montréal’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. On February 1, 2019, the Company announced the launch of a request for proposals process to revitalize the site, along with Silo 5 sector, and to transform them into an emblematic project for the city. To learn more about the process, read Canada Lands’ press release here.