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Quebec recently announced the construction of a new provincial women’s prison in Montreal, with work slated to begin this fall (2023). The new prison is intended to replace Maison Tanguay, which was closed in 2016. Since then, women have been imprisoned in Leclerc, which was initially a mixed-gender facility, in Laval. The provincial government’s plan is to demolish Tanguay in 2024, and to build the new prison between the old Tanguay site and the still operational Bordeaux prison, in Ahuntsic-Cartierville. The whole project is billed at $400 million.
We want to share some cursory research into the construction plans, in hopes that it will be helpful to anyone considering organizing against the construction of this prison in the coming months and years.
As it stands, construction will begin in fall 2023, with the new prison opening in summer 2029.
The prison will have 237 beds.
The approximate location of the prison is indicated on the map below:
The following four contracts have already been awarded by la Société québécoise des infrastructures for work on the project. For each contract we have included a link to the contract details, but downloading associated documents requires an account.
1. Professional services in mechanical and electrical engineering
This contract was awarded to Groupe TT / BPA / ÉDFM, for a total of 7,285,762 $. Their mandate began on January 15th, and will likely end in April 2029.
Groupe TT – https://facebook.com/people/Groupe-TT-construction/100065212462242
BPA (bouthillette parizeau) – bpa.ca
ÉDFM – https://b2bhint.com/en/company/ca-qc/gestion-edfm-inc–1170270806
2. Professional services in civil and structural engineering
This contract was awarded to Consortium SDK/CIMA+ for a total of 2,943,780$. Their mandate began on January 15th, and will likely end in April 2029.
3. Professional services in architecture
This contract was awarded to Parizeau Pawulski + Pelletier de Fontenay + NEUF architectes en consortium for a total of 13,393,780$. Their mandate began on January 15th, and will likely end in April 2029.
Parizeau Pawulski Architects – https://www.facebook.com/people/Parizeau-Pawulski-Architectes/100083382480717/
Pelletier de fontenay – https://www.pelletierdefontenay.com/
4. Integrated design process facilitator
This contract was awarded to Vertima Inc. for a total of 33,750$.
Vertima Inc – vertima.ca