Demolition of shed at La Tabatière wharf, La Tabatière, QC

The project involves demolishing the Transport Canada hangar located in the northern portion of the La Tabatière wharf, at coordinates 50.838525° and -58.973235°. A technical assessment carried out in 2020 concluded that the building was no longer safe for use due to the precarious stability of its foundations. Transport Canada does not wish to rebuild the building, as its location will allow the area to be used for loading and unloading cargo from the service vessel.

According to available information, there is no asbestos in the building. However, a characterization of the debris will be carried out on site and managed in accordance with current regulations. Demolition debris and excavated soil will be stored in containers and transported by boat to an accredited site. Excavations will be backfilled with fill from an accredited borrow pit, and a concrete slab will be constructed on the surface affected by the work. Soils excavated for the concrete slab will be characterized on site and managed in accordance with current regulations.

Latest update

2024-02-01 – Transport Canada issued its Notice of Determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of determination DOCX (32 KB) February 1, 2024
1 Public Notice - October 17, 2023


Environmental and Aboriginal affairs - Québec region

  • Location

    • La Tabatière (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Transport Canada
  • Authorities

    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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