To contribute truly to Montreal’s heritage, a project has to meet our five principles:
- 1. Pertinence : Relevance and validity of the project: response to collective needs; carrying capacity of the site from a symbolic, heritage, physical, social and functional perspective;
- 2. Respect for heritage and urban context : Five types of heritage: built, urban landscape, archeological, historical and natural; character and scale; compatibility of uses; contribution to “walkability” and urbanity;
- 3. Exemplary nature and credibility of the consultation and project development processes : Relations with residents and other stakeholders; preliminary studies; independence and effectiveness of consultations;
- 4. Innovative aspects in concept and its implementation : An innovative or creative solution to urban or heritage issues, potential to constitute an inspiring model for other sites;
- 5. Durability—sustainable contribution to Montreal’s heritage both now and in the future : Anticipated impact of the project 25 years after completion and thereafter; contribution to heritage and quality of life in the city for future generations.