This $78m project, subject to financing, would 'breathe new life into the reception facilities for passengers from large cruise ships,' as the port authority put it.
Historic Alexandra Pier was a gateway for immigrants and served what was once the world's biggest grain port. Iberville Passenger Terminal was inaugurated during Expo 67.
The plans, using existing infrastructure, feature a passenger terminal with a green roof that is accessible at all times, public places and an observation tower inspired by lighthouses.
The restored facility would be better integrated into the city, with the aim of creating a sense of port ownership on the part of the public. Details are here.
Leading up to the open houses, some 20 meetings were held with stakeholders to gather input and comments and answer questions. The public perception of the project was very positive, the port authority stated.