Montreal approves uMontréal Outremont campus plan

February 25, 2011

Last week Montreal city council approved the Université de Montréal's planned satellite campus to be built on the former Outremont train yards, which uMontréal purchased in 2006. Prior to construction, the land must be cleaned of decades of oil and chemicals that seeped into the ground from the rail stock. Construction of the campus should start in 2013, with the first campus building expected to open in 2015. The first facilities will house departments of chemistry, physics, geography, and biological sciences. uMontréal News (in French) | Montreal Gazette