Saint-Basile-le-Grand TOD area

The objective of this planning exercise is to define the general guidelines of the development project with a view to allowing for greater building density, while ensuring that it harmonizes with the existing built environment.

Without fixing the master plan, which will evolve over time, the development concept will focus on defining the spatial and programmatic organization of the site. It will thus include :

_ Major streets frame
_ Surrounding neighbourhood connections
_ Distribution of building typologies
_ Active mobility in the neighbourhood
_ Consolidation of the existing green network
_ Implementation of a multifunctional community hub
_ Local shops




Ville de Saint-Basile-le-Grand


Ville de Saint-Basile-le-Grand

Surface Area

10,000 m²



The TOD area of Saint-Basile-le-Grand is part of a predominantly residential environment punctuated by commercial and institutional uses.

Residential uses are mainly represented by single-family detached home developments in the towns of Saint-Basile-le-Grand and Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville.

The typomorphological characteristics are characterized by a 1 to 3 storey building associated with large backyards and wide landscaped front margins. Involving large areas of land per residential unit, the single-family detached house model does not fully meet the densification objectives defined for a TOD. The integration of new housing typologies with the existing grid is an issue within the framework of this mandate. A few medium-density multi-family residential buildings have been erected near the intervention site, notably in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville along Boucherville Boulevard and in Saint-Basile-le Grand on the edge of Millennium Boulevard in the Gare district. These more recent developments are characterized by medium-density buildings with semi-detached, row house and multi-family typologies.

A commercial core is also established along Montée Robert, the historic heart of Saint-Basile-le-Grand. It is mainly composed of small local shops and professional services premises. They create around Montée Robert a warm, rural atmosphere where the mix of functions creates a real living environment.