In collaboration with the Corporation de développement communautaire de Côte-des-Neiges (CDC de CDN) and the architectural firm Rayside-Labossière, Project Genesis co-organized a community forum to develop a collective vision for a vibrant, inclusive neighbourhood on the former Blue Bonnets racetrack site. The forum welcomed over 175 participants, including local residents and members of 37 local community groups. Presentations included descriptions of the site and its characteristics, an overview on principles of development and urban planning issues, and how to ensure that the development meets housing needs in Côte-des-Neiges. Participants engaged with each other through 28 workshops, where they shared their ideas and hopes for the development of the site.
The report “Blue Bonnets: From Vision to Reality,” produced by Rayside-Labossière, synthesized the work of the forum and proposed the next planning steps.