MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - June 2, 2017) - Anthony Housefather, Member of Parliament for Mount Royal, along with Pierre Arcand, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Minister responsible for the Plan Nord, Minister responsible for the Côte-Nord region, and Member of the National Assembly for Mont-Royal, today announced the completion of the major renovations at Habitations Plamondon, in Montréal.

This 76 unit low-rent housing project, built in 1980, required combined investments of nearly $10 million.

The financial assistance allowed for several improvements, including to the exterior building envelope and unit ventilation. Decontamination and upgrading operations were conducted, particularly to the garbage chute, boiler room and elevators.

Three partners, namely, the Government of Canada ($4.7 million), through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), the Government of Quebec ($3.7 million), through the Société d'habitation du Québec (SHQ), and the Montréal Metropolitan Community (MMC) ($942,000), worked together to ensure that these renovations, coordinated by the Office municipal d'habitation de Montréal, would be carried out.

A grant of more than $232,000 from Transition énergétique Québec, provided through the ÉcoPerformance program, also allowed for the implementation of energy efficiency measures that will reduce the building's environmental footprint. The integration of a heat recovery system, a heat pump and a solar wall will lower the energy bill of the building as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Hydro-Québec also granted over $18,000 in financial assistance through its Energy Efficiency Retrofit Program for Low-Income Households.


"Through investments in affordable housing, our government is providing assistance to those who need it most, here on the Island of Montreal and in all corners of the country. Thanks to all of the partners, we can fund financially sound housing projects, such as Habitations Plamondon, and help improve the lives of our most vulnerable populations." - Anthony Housefather, Member of Parliament for Mount Royal

"Substantial renovations to Habitations Plamondon were possible thanks to a significant investment from our government. Offering both adequate and quality housing to its residents, this financial assistance is a great example of our commitment to support projects that help us move toward a greener, lower-carbon economy. I am delighted with the improvements that were made to this building, for the benefit of our citizens." - Pierre Arcand, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources

"Ensuring the sustainability and rehabilitation of the low-rental housing stock has always been a major concern of the MMC. Today, on behalf of elected officials in Greater Montréal, it is with great satisfaction that we are celebrating, alongside all of the partners, the completion of the major renovations that will allow the tenants to enjoy a quality living environment." - Sonia Paulus, Mayor of Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac and Chair of the Social Housing Commission of the MMC

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ÉcoPerformance program

The ÉcoPerformance program is financed out of the Green Fund and the contributions of energy distributors. Its aim is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption by organizations through energy production and consumption measures and process improvements. For further information on the program, visit

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Émilie Gauduchon
Press Secretary
Office of Minister Duclos

Marie-Ève Pelletier
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Municipal Affairs and
Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security and
Minister responsible for the Montréal region

Véronique Normandin
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources,
Minister responsible for the Plan Nord and
Minister responsible for the Côte-Nord region

Contact Information:

Sylvain Fournier
Communications Advisor
Societe d'habitation du Quebec
418-643-4035, ext. 1113

Catherine Leger
Senior Public Affairs Advisor
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation