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Street closures

March 4 to April 12, 2024

Closure of des Pins between Docteur-Penfield and University:

  • The Electric Services Commission of Montreal (CSEM) will undertake infrastructure work on Des Pins Avenue for a duration of 6 weeks.
  • Vehicles will have to detour from the Docteur-Penfield to University section of des Pins via Sherbrooke.
  • Pedestrian access is maintained but sidewalks may be obstructed at times.
  • Building access is maintained, including to the Montreal Neurological Institute (The Neuro).
  • Public transit service will be maintained but bus stops, schedules and routes may be modified during construction. STM-INFO 514 786-4636 or


Full notice of work


Road closure calendar

March 4 to April 7, 2024 Des Pins, between University and Docteur-Penfield Closed to all road traffic Detours will direct drivers towards Sherbrooke. Services should not be affected.
February 12 to February 27, 2024 University, north of Des Pins Partial closure of a section of University Connection of new sewer and water services on University. Services will not be affected.

(Last update:  February 28, 2024)


Looking for more information on road closures around the larger Montreal area? Visit the City of Montreal’s webpage on obstructions and construction.


Plans and progress

Work underway

  • Decontamination of pavilions A, E, M and S (See "Plans" below.)
  • Structural decoupling of renovated and deconstructed pavilions
  • Recovery of Queenston stone in pavilion S
  • Recovery of windows (glass, steel, concrete)



McGill Pavilions - Aerial View
McGill Pavilions - Aerial View

Worksite Plan
Worksite Plan

Worksite Plan - McGill Pavilions
Worksite Plan - McGill Pavilions


Nettoyage post-désamiantage
Post-asbestos removal cleaning

Désolidarisation entre le pavillon L et l’annexe du pavillon L
Decoupling of Pavilion L from Pavilion L annex

Mobilisation des équipements
Mobilization of equipment in preparation for recovery of Queenston stone in pavilion S


The next 6 months

  • Continuation and completion of decontamination work inside pavilions A, E, M and S (See "Plans" above.)
  • Deconstruction of pavilion L annex
  • Continued recovery of Queenston stone on the west facade of pavilion S
  • Installation of support structure for footbridge (between pavilion S and The Neuro)
  • Start of deconstruction work on pavilions M and S:
    • Removal of windows
    • Removal of mechanical equipment from roofs
    • Removal of roof membranes
    • Selective deconstruction at pavilions M and S
  • Street cuts (obstructions on University Street and Avenue des Pins)
  • Removal of a gas tank

Community impact mitigation measures


Noise-generating work will be carried out in accordance with current municipal regulations:

  • Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (when required)
  • Sunday: No work


  • Vibration limitations have been imposed on contractors. Their work methods will be adapted to comply with these limits.
  • Installation of 27 seismographs for continuous vibration monitoring.
  • Seismographs will be added around the site (south side of Avenue des Pins, east side of University Street).
  • Establishment of a threshold to be respected for highly sensitive buildings: historic and protected structures or already deteriorated structures.


  • Street cleaning with mechanical broom
  • Use of water to suppress dust during deconstruction of concrete structures

Contact information

New Vic Project Office
772 Sherbrooke Street West, 2nd floor
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1G1

Email: new.vic [at]

McGill University is on land which has long served and continues to serve as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. We acknowledge and thank the diverse Indigenous peoples whose presence and contribution mark this territory on which peoples of the world now gather.

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