Aéroports de Montréal

Aéroports de Montréal

November 30, 2006 10:00 ET

Aeroports de Montreal Announces its Plans for the Montreal-Trudeau Golf Courses

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 30, 2006) - During an announcement today attended by the Mayor of the City of Dorval, Aeroports de Montreal (ADM) revealed its short- and medium-term plans for the two golf clubs located on Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport land.

- Dorval Municipal Golf Club (9 holes) will not be affected and its lease will be renewed for seven years.

- Golf Dorval's two 18-hole courses, Gentilly and Oakville, both located within the airport's industrial zone, will be reconfigured. Half the land will be repossessed by ADM for its airport- and industrial-development projects. A seven-year lease will be signed with Golf Dorval for the new 18-hole course at an annual rent of $1. The redesign work will be done by Golf Dorval.

"With the City of Dorval's cooperation, ADM is very pleased to have found a solution that meets the airport's short- and medium-term development requirements, while ensuring that 27 holes of golf remain available to players," said ADM President and Chief Executive Officer James Cherry.

For his part, Dorval Mayor Edgar Rouleau said: "Dorval City Council is pleased that the future of the Municipal Golf Club is assured for the next seven years. Golf Dorval and the City are proud to have been able to use that green space for 25 seasons and this new agreement gives us all reason to look to the future with optimism."

Initially, ADM is hoping to relocate the row of hangars now situated at the western extremity of the aircraft manoeuvring area in order to facilitate the movement of planes between the transborder jetty and the runways and to make way for the eventual extension of the international and transborder jetties. Work is scheduled to begin next spring.

Both the Dorval Municipal and Golf Dorval clubs are located entirely within Montreal-Trudeau territory, with Golf Dorval covering approximately 16.9 million ft2 of land.

The main attraction of these properties is that they include the last available tracts of land providing direct access to the runways. They are also located at the heart of an important industrial zone near the Technoparc de Saint-Laurent and major highway networks.

ADM is the local airport authority responsible for the management, operation and development of Montreal-Trudeau and Montreal-Mirabel international airports under the terms of a lease entered into with Transport Canada in 1992. The Corporation employs a total of some 600 persons at the two airports and head office.

For further details on Aeroports de Montreal and the Corporation's activities, consult our website at www.admtl.com.

Contact Information

  • Aeroports de Montreal
    Christiane Beaulieu
    Vice President, Public Affairs