Integrated Urban Revitalization(IUR)

What is IUR?

The Integrated Urban Revitalization (IUR) is an intervention plan for the Airlie/Bayne sector in LaSalle. The Airlie-Bayne sector, located between Airlie Street, Bayne Street, 80th Avenue and 90th Avenue, has been identified by the borough of LaSalle and local stakeholders as being very disadvantaged. The Table de développement social de LaSalle has been mandated by the borough of LaSalle to mobilize the citizens of the neighbourhood and all the stakeholders in order to participate in the revitalization of this sector.

The goal of IUR is to improve the overall social and economic conditions of the Airlie-Bayne area. The RUI is based on a comprehensive, shared vision and intervenes on the factors that generate poverty. It requires the coordination, concentration of efforts and adaptability of public, community, institutional and private actors as well as citizens; their mobilization is therefore essential. Integrated urban revitalization aims at the sustainable development of a community, based on the responsibilities and expertise of the stakeholders.

The Integrated Urban Revitalization acts mainly

In the environmental, social and economic sphere

Empowerment of citizens


To the improvement of the physical and built environment (building, public space, roads, etc.)

Improving the supply of public and private services (NPOs, businesses, food access, etc.)

To the development of individuals' skills.

In order to improve the quality of life of the citizens of the sector, the RUI promotes equity, accessibility to available products and services (food, clothing, social services, health, transportation and others). It also ensures the improvement of the living environment, particularly in terms of the environment, housing and urban development. To achieve its goal, the RUI project has two phases:

  • The development of a diagnostic of the Airlie-Bayne area,  
  • The realization of the 2010-2020 intervention plan for the integrated urban revitalization of the sector.  

 The directions of the intervention plan are as follows:

  • Develop a quality residential living environment; 
  • Develop a safe and healthy living environment; 
  • Open up the area; 
  • Encourage the retention of the local population, especially young people families. 

IUR projects completed in 2019

  • The Airlie Agora is a transitional urban planning project that provides a quality public space for neighbourhood residents. It provides a space for residents to meet and socialize, including an agora, an adventure playground for children, a bus waiting area and a community garden.
  • The Airlie Agora is a transitional urban planning project that provides a quality public space for neighbourhood residents. It provides a space for residents to meet and socialize, including an agora, an adventure playground for children, a bus waiting area and a community garden.
  • The Airlie Agora is a transitional urban planning project that provides a quality public space for neighbourhood residents. It provides a space for residents to meet and socialize, including an agora, an adventure playground for children, a bus waiting area and a community garden.
  • The project Let's talk about housing conditions is carried out by the housing committee of Lachine LaSalle and funded by the IUR. It is a project that aims to improve the healthiness of housing on the IUR's territory, while ensuring that it remains affordable. 
  • A monitoring committee, made up of about 15 local partners met numerous times in 2019 to train on the issue of sanitation and to make decisions collectively on the progress of the project. The project is taking place over three years and will end in the fall of 2020. Phase 1 took place in 2018-2019 and focused on collecting data on housing health conditions through a door-to-door survey. The data collected highlighted the severity of the situation in the IUR territory.
  • In 2019, the City's Housing Department inspected the entire Airlie Street housing stock. This intervention, although positive, was unexpected and disrupted the initial action plan for phases 2 and 3 of the project. A change in human resources assigned to the project also delayed the project. Nevertheless, an action plan to support tenants has been put in place and will be implemented in 2020 to fight pests in their homes. These actions will be carried out in complement to the actions taken by the landlords, under injunction from the city, to eradicate insalubrity in the Airlie Street units.
  • The IUR worked as a facilitator of a community consolidation project within its territory. Indeed, in 2018 several community organizations had mentioned their interest in relocating under a common roof. The Airlie Plaza, now almost entirely devitalized, would have been a favorable location for such a project.
  • Finally, in 2019, only the Maison des familles de LaSalle and the CPE Familigarde were interested in pursuing the project in a more concrete way. Three meetings were organized to harmonize expectations and define the next steps. The idea of a family community grouping did not hold. Only the CPE Familigarde pursued the steps to establish it in the current Airlie Plaza.
  • The CPE Familigarde wishes to open a facility open to the community by offering its kitchens and yard outside of business hours. The owner of the land has submitted plans for discussion to the borough for a major rehabilitation project that would include an EPC. The opening could take place in 2021.
  •  In 2019, the Rui funded the Maison des Familles de LaSalle's Saturday school project. This project offered nine francization courses to young newcomers aged 6 to 12. 
  • The project aimed to create a social link between families, to raise awareness of the services and resources available in the community, and to involve parents in supporting their children in their school career.
  • A large proportion of the participants are residents of RUI. In total, 30 youth and 18 parents participated in the project. The Maison des Familles de LaSalle would like to offer a phase 2 of the project, since the response has been very high. 
Integrated Urban Revitalization (IUR) encompasses several issues 

L’aménagement du territoire

Development of community, economic and social life 

The participants and partners of this project 

The project is supervised by the Revitalization Committee Airlie which brings together regional and local actors. 

  • Arrondissement de LaSalle  
  • Table de développement social de LaSalle  
  • Comité citoyen Airlie 
  • Développement Économique LaSalle 
  • Organismes communautaires 
  • Ville de Montréal  
  • Milieu scolaire 
  • PDQ 13 
  • CSSS Dorval-Lachine-LaSalle
  • Emploi-Québec et Ministère de l’immigration et des communautés culturelles 
  • Centraide, DSP, INSPQ et autres bailleurs de fonds 
  • SOVERDI 
  • Héritage Laurentien 
  • Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal 
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