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 master plan for the site. Certain buildings will be repurposed, and new construction will be added to create a vibrant new mixed-used community.
A public engagement process has been launched. Canada Lands is seeking input from the public and stakeholders to help inform a new vision for the property, through several public engagement activities starting in December 2023.