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Les Ateliers de Pointe-des-Cascades becomes the Village des Écluses

Les Ateliers de Pointe-des-Cascades becomes the Village des Écluses

Site des Atelier Village des Écluses

September 30, 2021

Les Ateliers de Pointe-des-Cascades becomes the Village des Écluses

The Site des Ateliers, will be reborn thanks to an agreement between the Municipalité de Pointe-des-Cascades, the new non-for-profit operator named Rendez-Vous and Développement Vaudreuil-Soulanges (DEV). A much-awaited moment in Vaudreuil-Soulanges, the partners are happy to be able to materialize the return of this jewel on the tourist and cultural scene of the region.

Negotiations that bore fruit

It took several months to reach an agreement that suited all parties and the reality of the site. The investments to be made in the coming years, the presence of seasonal campers on the site and the integration of the whole into the Parc du canal de Soulanges are all subjects that had to be considered in drawing up the agreement. Lasting five years, this will allow the promoter group, Rendez-Vous, to breathe new life into the resort offer and to set up a cultural, food and commercial program on the riverside portion of the site.

The municipality remains the owner of the place, while DEV plays the role of support in the strategy and the marketing of the new offer. All in close relation with the Parc du canal de Soulanges and its future cultural and landscape development plan. A unifying project, around which the participants feel mobilized and optimistic. The mayor, Mr. Pierre Lalonde, says he is delighted with the signing of the agreement and the arrival of this project on the territory of Pointe-des-Cascades: “After several years of working to revitalize this historic site, I am proud to see the project take shape and materialize. By signing this agreement, we are improving our municipality’s recreational tourism offer, which will be beneficial both for our citizens and for the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region”.

Joanne Brunet, general manager at DEV, agrees. “We have worked hard since its closure in 2019 to find the right developer and the right project for this majestic site. This heritage building complex is of prime importance for the Parc du canal de Soulanges, it was essential to work with a promoter whose orientations correspond to the regional vision for this site. I believe that we can say mission accomplished, ”emphasizes Ms. Brunet.

 

About Rendez-Vous and its project

Rendez-Vous was born from a group of professionals recognized in the creation and management of community and cultural places of life. “We are lovers of culture, heritage and nature, and we all fell in love with this site which brings together all our passions. We have made it our mission to revive it and make it a unique cultural and resort area in Quebec, a living environment that will bring together both the community and the people who camp there. », Underlines Jérôme Glad, one of the founders of the organization.

The Village des Écluses will fully open its doors for the 2022 season, with the development of the leisure offer, the reopening of the restaurant and its terrace, the improvement of public facilities and the organization of a series of public cultural events.

A launch event will take place on Saturday October 9, 2021 ; an ideal opportunity to see the site come back to life and learn more about the vision of this new project.

 

Source : Joint press release launched by the Municipality of Pointe-des-Cascades, the NPO Rendez-Vous and Développement Vaudreuil-Soulanges on September 22, 2021.