Get to know the Park-Extension community
Despite being one of the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in Montreal, Park-Extension is well-known for its beautiful cultural diversity. According to United Way’s 2019-2020 territorial analysis, with a population of approximately 28,775 inhabitants, 57% of the neighborhood residents are immigrants or belong to visible minority groups. Their main countries of origin are Greece (37%), India (28%), Bangladesh (18%) and Pakistan (18%). These communities are very active and present in the area through their businesses, quality restaurants, and places of worship. Additionally, diversity in Park-Extension actually means that 69% of the residents have a mother tongue other than French and English, including Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi and Greek. Finally, to understand the importance of certain issues in the neighborhood, such as gentrification, it should be noted that 79% of households are tenants in Park-Extension.
For more information, please consult the Park-Extension neighborhood plan below.
The Park-Extension Social and Community Development Plan (2021-2026) was developed thanks to the work of the Strategic Planning Committee (PSQ) which facilitated the stages of its development from December 2018 and onwards. Subsequently, two major unifying meetings were organized to collectively decide, through a consultative process, on the main components of the neighborhood plan in 2019. Currently, the Park-Extension Roundtable is implementing the neighborhood plan and will be developing corresponding projects until 2026.
The Neighborhood Assembly (NS) project falls in line with the mission assigned to the Roundtable. It follows up on its last activity report (2021-2022) by responding to the social fragility caused by the health context during the pandemic and to the need for improvement of citizen mobilization.
The NS provides a space for participation that promotes the sharing of information and the exchanges around common issues and challenges. On Wednesday, October 26th, 2022, the first post-pandemic NS was held. Residents and community organizations from the neighborhood were asked to vote on the next priority project of the Roundtable. The results of this vote can be found below.