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Project for implementation of the new City Hall

Questions and answers

Why decide to purchase instead of continuing to rent? 

The lease for the building located at 2555 Dutrisac Street ends in April 2019. With the building now up for sale, we were forced to consider either renting out another location or purchasing a lot. At current market prices, renting would represent an annual expense of $300,000. Building a new city hall has been part of the City’s plans for several years. However, the municipal council wished to complete other major projects first—the firehouses, arena, the Saint-Charles viaduct, the filtration plant, the water treatment plant and the future library expansion. Having been a tenant since 1977, the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion is now at the point where it is ready to build a City Hall it can be proud of.  

Where is the chosen site located?

The municipal council has chosen 405 Saint-Charles Avenue as the location for the future city hall building. Several possible locations were evaluated. However, this particular location stood out from the rest and was unanimously chosen by elected officials. The home located at 405 Saint-Charles Avenue is owned by Corporation Maurice-Ratté. The total lot is 187,740 square feet. 

What is the surface area of the building?

A firm of architects has confirmed the feasibility of constructing a building with a surface area of 11,200 square feet, which is comparable to the footprint of the neighboring building (Office municipal d'habitation). Based on our preliminary analysis, the building will likely have three floors. The total floor area wwill be approximately 33,600 square feet.

What surface area will be occupied by the future city hall building and parking lot?

According to the feasibility study, the footprint of the building, the front yard and the parking lot should be approximately 45,500 square feet, which reprensents 24% of the site's overall surface area. The City Hall will be located at the heart of Vaudreuil-Dorion, on an exceptional site that will be transformed into a park made accessible to all. The goal is to ensure that the building takes up a minimal surface area so that as much green space as possible can be left for citizens to enjoy.  

Did you consider any other sites?

Several sites were assessed, including one on Harwood Boulevard. But, in the end, the waterfront property located at 405 Saint-Charles Avenue, overshadowed all of the other options. The lot amounted to approximately $5 per square foot compared to almost $20 per square foot for the lot on Harwood Boulevard, and would leave plenty of space to create an immense park for citizens to enjoy. The other lots that were considered ranged from $18 to $30 a square foot, making them much more expensive in comparison.  

Will the new City Hall building be constructed in a flood-risk zone?  

The building will be located in the front portion of the lot, directly along Saint-Charles Avenue, and therefore outside of any flood-risk zone. Any institutional building erected in a flood-risk zone must first receive special authorization from the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, which was not required in our case.  

Will many trees be cut down?

We will preserve as many trees as possible. An aerial view of the lot clearly shows that the area occupied by the City Hall building is minimal compared to the rest of the lot. We will also plant new trees in order to replace those that are cut in the construction process.  

How many parking spaces will be provided?

Approximately 60 employees work at City Hall. The projected parking lot will include 80 parking spaces and will be a green parking lot, which is environmentally friendly and reduces heat islands by being asphalt free.

Will you include green spaces?

Yes. In fact, the majority of the lot will be preserved and turned into a waterfront park overlooking the Bay of Vaudreuil. The entire lot will be accessible to citizens and may include community gardens, benches, swings and a site for fishing. The City already owns other waterfront property from Maison-Valois Park to Esther-Blondin Park. We are currently looking at the possibility of connecting these spaces through a boardwalk.   

Will taxes increase as a result of this project?

The project aimed at building a new City Hall has been part of the municipality’s   plans for several years. If we consider the fact that, without the new building, the city would still have to pay approximately $300,000 in rent per year, and that funds have been set aside specifically for this project, we can ensure that citizens’ tax bills will not be affected as a result of this particular project.  

When will the project be completed?

The project is expected to be completed by Winter 2019.

Parking at Centre Multisports : Long-term zone to be added

The City of Vaudreuil-Dorion has decided to establish a long-term zone in the parking lot of Centre Multisports, close by the Vaudreuil train station. “Since last Monday, we have been studying the volume of traffic at the Centre Multisports parking lot and we see that we can free up space for users of the station. We are aware that the most difficult months are December, January and February when snow obstructs the space and takes up many parking places. Starting today, we will be providing 55 long-term parking spaces. This will not solve everything, but we are fully aware of the problems faced by our residents,” stated Mayor Guy Pilon.

On March 13th, Mayor Guy Pilon held a press conference to announce a new regulation for the Centre Multisports parking lot, namely a maximum stay of four consecutive hours. This decision resulted from numerous complaints filed by Centre Multisports users in recent months.

“While we’re waiting for the station parking lot to be finished, shuttle buses or a valet parking service like Saint-Lambert are a possibility for next winter. The AMT and the MTQ have to solve the problem. The number of people using the commuter train and the A-40 is constantly increasing. The Centre Multisports clientele is also growing and there have been numerous complaints about the lack of parking space since January. We can’t ignore this very legitimate request, as the parking lot belongs to Centre Multisports. Commuter train users also have their own space. The MTQ has the power to arrive at a solution. I will make sure that they don’t forget their commitment,” added Mayor Guy Pilon.

A meeting is scheduled between the AMT and Mayor Guy Pilon at City Hall on April 13th. The Mayor will discuss parking problems and measures to ease the situation.

French status

Vaudreuil-Dorion is a unilingually French city, a status that was determined by the Government of Québec.

In order for a municipality to offer services in both official languages, half of its population must be residents whose mother tongue is English, which is not currently the case for Vaudreuil-Dorion.

Because of this status, the Charter of the French language requires that only French be used in posting, writing and publishing documents, except where health or public safety also requires the use of another language.

Inondations 2017

Vaudreuil-Dorion a connu une crue des eaux historiques. On estime à 200 le nombre de résidences actuellement touchées par les inondations ou sous surveillance.

L'après-inondation : nettoyage, retour à la maison, etc.

Pour toute demande d'information au sujet de la suite des événements, soit le nettoyage, les formulaires de réclamations, etc., contactez le inondations@ville.vaudreuil-dorion.qc.ca. La ligne téléphonique 450 455-3371, poste 2805 est toujours en fonction.

La Ville de Vaudreuil-Dorion offre, dès cette semaine, un service de consultation en ingénierie de structure après-sinistre. Vous pouvez prendre rendez-vous en écrivant un courriel à inondations@ville.vaudreuil-dorion.qc.ca.

Rencontre d'information

La rencontre d'information avec le ministère de la Sécurité publique du Québec pour les citoyens de Vaudreuil-Dorion, Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac et L'Île-Cadieux aura lieu le vendredi 19 mai, 19 h 30, à l'aréna municipal (glace Dorion). Cette séance d'information sur l'aide financière est destinée aux personnes et aux entreprises touchées par les inondations printanières.

Grande corvée de nettoyage : samedi 20 mai, dès 9 h

Tous les bénévoles désirant participer à cette grande corvée de nettoyage peuvent déjà envoyer leurs coordonnées à inondations@ville.vaudreuil-dorion.qc.ca. Les sinistrés qui ont besoin d'aide pour ramasser les branches et débris sur leur propriété sont priés de nous informer à cette même adresse.

Les enfants sont toujours les bienvenus. Par contre, pour des raisons de sécurité, nous demandons à ce que chaque enfant soit accompagné d'un adulte (ratio 1:1). Un dîner sera fourni sur place. Tous les détails seront connus jeudi prochain, surveillez la page Facebook de la Ville.

Mise à jour : 15 mai

  • Le niveau de l’eau est actuellement à 23,92. Il devrait descendre à 23,83 demain et à 23,70 mercredi.
  • Toutes les rues sont désormais ouvertes à la circulation, sauf le chemin des Chenaux et la rue Pérodeau, qui devraient être ouverts complètement demain.
  • Le week-end dernier, les pompiers ont fait le tour des résidences touchées par les inondations pour être en mesure de dresser un bilan. À l’heure actuelle, 12 personnes sont évacuées et 50 maisons ont été inondées.
  • Nous sommes toujours en attente de la Sécurité civile du Québec pour connaître la date de la rencontre d’information afin de vous aider pour la suite des événements. Dès qu’une date sera fixée, nous vous communiquerons tous les détails.
  • Nous vous rappelons qu’il est important de faire appel à un expert avant de procéder aux rénovations de votre résidence. La Ville de Vaudreuil-Dorion offre, dès cette semaine, un service de consultation en ingénierie de structure après-sinistre. Vous pouvez prendre rendez-vous en écrivant un courriel à inondations@ville.vaudreuil-dorion.qc.ca.
  • Des collectes de résidus encombrants seront ajoutées dans les secteurs touchés par les inondations (voir carte ci-dessous). Les conducteurs seront plus flexibles quant aux résidus à ramasser. Toutefois, les résidus domestiques dangereux devront être déposés à l’écocentre, situé au 2800, rue Henry-Ford. Il est ouvert du mardi au vendredi, de 8 h à 17 h, et les samedis et dimanches de 9 h à 16 h. Les résidus déposés en bordure de rue seront ramassés de façon régulière durant les prochaines semaines par les camions de collecte dans les secteurs touchés par les inondations.
  • Les niveaux dans les stations de pompage sont de retour à la normale, donc les lavages à contre-courant (backwash) sont de nouveau permis. Notez qu’il est toutefois obligatoire de traiter l’eau de la piscine lors de son ouverture plutôt que de la vider complètement pour la remplir d’eau potable.
  • Rappelons que La Grande Corvée de nettoyage aura lieu le samedi 20 mai, dès 9 h. Les détails seront transmis ce jeudi sur la page Facebook de la Ville. Nous procéderons, entre autres, au ramassage des sacs de sable. Tous les bénévoles désirant y participer peuvent envoyer leurs coordonnées à inondations@ville.vaudreuil-dorion.qc.ca. Les sinistrés qui ont besoin d'aide pour ramasser les branches et débris sur leur propriété et qui n’ont pas avisé le Service de sécurité incendie lors de leur visite de dimanche dernier sont priés de nous informer à cette même adresse. Ne retirez pas vos sacs de sable, ils seront enlevés lors de La Grande Corvée.
  • Le numéro de téléphone 450 455-3371, poste 2805 est toujours en service en cas de besoins liés aux inondations.


Status as at May, 15

  • The water level is currently at 23.92 and should drop to 23.83 tomorrow and 23.70 on Wednesday.
  • All streets have now reopened to traffic, except for Chemin des Chenaux and Pérodeau Street, which should also completely re-open by tomorrow.
  • Last weekend, firefighters visited homes affected by the flooding in order to be able to provide an overview of the situation. At the present time, 12 people have been evacuated and 50 homes were flooded.
  • We are still waiting for the Sécurité civile du Québec to provide a date for the information meeting aimed at helping you in the aftermath of the flooding. We will provide you with all of the details once a date has been set.  
  • We would like to remind you that it is important to call upon an expert before undertaking any renovations to your home. Starting this week, the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion is offering post-disaster structural engineering consultation services. Contact us at inondations@ville.vaudreuil-dorion.qc.ca to book an appointment.
  • Additional bulk waste collection dates will be added for sectors affected by the flood (see map below). Drivers will be more flexible in terms of the types of items that can be picked up. At the same time, dangerous domestic waste must continue to be disposed of at the Ecocentre, located at 2800, Henry-Ford Street. The Ecocentre is open between Tuesday and Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. as well as on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 4 :00 p.m. Waste placed at the curb will be picked up regularly (using garbage trucks) over the next few weeks in sectors affected by flooding.  Do not remove sandbags. They will be removed during the Major Clean-up.
  • Levels at the pumping stations are also back to normal. As such, backwashing is now permitted. Note, however, that pools must still be opened by treating the water that is currently in the pool rather than completely emptying it and refilling it with tap water.
  • Don’t forget that our Major Clean-up will be held on Saturday, May 20 at 9:00 a.m. Details will be provided on the City’s Facebook page this Thursday. Part of the clean-up will include picking up sand bags. Volunteers who wish to take part must send their contact information to inondations@ville.vaudreuil-dorion.qc.ca. Flood victims who need help picking up branches and debris on their property and who did not notify the Service de sécurité incendie during their visit last Sunday are asked to contact us at the same address.
  • The 450 455-3371, extension 2805 phone line is still in operation for all flooding inquiries.  

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Séance d'information publique

Il est déjà prévu que la Sécurité civile du Québec, de concert avec la Ville de Vaudreuil-Dorion, organise une rencontre d’information avec les résidents touchés par les inondations, et ce, afin de les aider pour la suite des événements, par exemple les demandes de dédommagement. Dès qu’une date sera fixée, nous vous communiquerons tous les détails.


The Sécurité civile du Québec, together with the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion, is already planning an information session for residents affected by the floods in order to help them following these events—with compensation requests, for example. We will provide you with all of the details as soon as a date has been set for this meeting.