Canada Lands acquired the site at 3155 Côte-de-Liesse in December 2022 from Public Services and Procurement Canada.
The Project is a 4.9 hectare (12.1 acre) site previously occupied by the National film board located in the City of Montreal, specifically within the Borough of St-Laurent.
In the past, this site was an important location for the National Film Board where it fostered the emergence of Canadian cinematography. This location played the role of engine to the Canadian film industry.
Today, Canada Lands is working in conjunction with the City of Montreal to create a development plan for the site and new vision for the site. It is planned that certain buildings will be repurposed, and new construction will be added. The engagement process for the site will begin 2023.
Canada Lands envisions redeveloping the site into a mixed-use neighbourhood with new green spaces, homes, and commercial opportunities.