City of Beaconsfield

City of Beaconsfield

February 04, 2014 14:40 ET

City of Montreal Purchases Land for $1.9 Million-A Concrete Move to Protect Angell Woods

BEACONSFIELD, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 4, 2014) - Beaconsfield Mayor Georges Bourelle is very pleased with the City of Montréal's recent acquisition of 44,567 square meters of land in Sainte- Anne-de-Bellevue to complete the north-south ecological and recreational link to the important corridor connecting the Cap Saint-Jacques Park to Angell Woods in Beaconsfield.

"This is a concrete sign of the City of Montréal's intention with respect to the ecological value of Angell Woods and its recreational potential," said Mayor Bourelle concerning the recent purchase of the land of $1.9 million.

Patrice Boileau, the City of Beaconsfield's Director General, reiterated that this purchase by the Agglomeration is part Beaconsfield's larger environmental conservation project for the area. "In 2007, thanks to a City of Beaconsfield initiative, the City of Montréal was able to purchase, through Ducks Unlimited, more than 22 hectares of woodland at the heart of Angell Woods to be rezoned as parkland," he said.

"These actions, even though they may be spread out over time, are significant and need to be consistent. Over the long term, they will allow us to protect Angell Woods as we know it today," concluded Mayor Bourelle.

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