Information Bulletin - Repair Work at Montmorency Park National Historic Site

QUÉBEC, May 31 /CNW Telbec/ - Parks Canada is beginning repair work at Montmorency Park National Historic Site in the historic district of Old Québec, at the top of Côte de la Montagne. Funded through the Canadian government's Economic Action Plan, the repairs, estimated at $250,000, are necessary due to the park's general condition.

The work will not only provide users of this urban park with a beautiful space, it will also give them a better understanding of why this is a site of national historic significance. To this end, the footprint of the two buildings that once housed the Legislative Assembly of United Canada will be permanently outlined on the ground.

From June 7 to the beginning of July, Maxi-Paysage Inc. will redo the sidewalks and restore the lawns according to plans prepared by Groupe Conseil Enviram Inc. and the Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada. In addition, a few trees in poor condition will be replaced by healthier trees.

Montmorency Park harbors the archaeological remains of the two buildings in which the parliament of United Canada sat from 1852 to 1853 and 1860 to 1865. The site was made into a park in 1908 and has been classified as a site of national historic significance of Canada since 1949.

Parks Canada will do everything possible to minimize inconvenience and ensure that the work is completed on time.

Parks Canada is proud to contribute to the heritage preservation of the historic district of Old Québec, a UNESCO world heritage site.

For further information: Julie Royer, Officer, Pubic Relations and Communications, Parks Canada, (418) 648-7601