The Old Port of Montréal Corporation Inc. (the OPMC) was created by the government of Canada on November 26, 1981 with the mandate of developing, and promoting the development of, the Old Port of Montréal's territory (the Old Port), and of administering, managing and maintaining Crown property.
The territory of the Old Port of Montréal, which represents an area of 40.7 hectares, is 2.2 km long and lies along the St. Lawrence River, bordering on Old Montréal. It has received historical recognition.
The Old Port is near Pointe-à-Callière, where the city of Montréal was founded, and Saint-Laurent Street, for which the section between the Old Port and Jean-Talon Street is classified as an historic district by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
The OPMC is a business corporation incorporated on November 26, 1981 under the Canada Business Corporations Act. It is a Crown corporation and agent of the Crown and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Canada Lands Company Limited (CLC), a Crown corporation registered under Part I of Schedule III of the Financial Administration Act (FAA).
Although it is a Crown corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary in accordance with the FAA, under Order in Council P. C. 1987-86, the OPMC reports to Parliament on its operations through the Minister of Public Works and Government Services as though it were a parent Crown corporation.
The OPMC does not manage policies or programs. It operates in accordance with the mandate granted to it under the agreement signed on January 25, 1982 between Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada and the OPMC, which mandate was confirmed by the government of Canada in December 2002.This mandate consists in developing and promoting the development of the Old Port of Montréal's territory and of administering, managing and maintaining Crown property.
2. Institutional Functions, Programs and Activities
Although it is a Crown corporation and wholly owned subsidiary under the FAA, the OPMC reports on its activities to Parliament through Minister of Public Works and Government Services as though it were a parent Crown corporation.
The OPMC's operations are overseen by a board of directors whose members are appointed by the CLC.
The President and Chief Executive Officer is supported by a senior management team that includes two business units and four corporate departments.
The Quays of the Old Port
The business unit in charge of products and services allowing for the presentation of arts events and Canadian diversity and the showcasing of the site's maritime and harbourfront history, recreational and tourism activities and commercial activities and services.
The Montréal Science Centre
The business unit in charge of products and services for the promotion and development of scientific and technological literacy.
The corporate department whose objective is to promote and sell the Old Port as a destination of national and international interest and to attract customers to the OPMC's two business units and bring them back to the Old Port.
The corporate department in charge of operating the site, which ensures the cleanliness, attractiveness and safety of the facilities for visitors' and users' comfort, which develops the site's infrastructures and buildings showcasing its maritime and harbourfront heritage and which sees to the long-term protection of the Crown's assets.
Construction, maintenance and development of real estate assets
Description: Information on construction and maintenance of, and repairs and major improvements to, buildings.
Document Types: Project planning documents, project studies, construction and development projects, designs and plans as constructed, real estate asset inventory, building and real estate equipment maintenance.
Record Number: OPMC 402.000
Development and showcasing of the site's heritage
Description: Information on business, tourism and cultural development strategies.
Document Types: Documents on researching content and planning activities and projects to showcase the site's heritage.
Record Number: OPMC 503.000
Marketing and public relations
Description: Information regarding relations with the general public, as well as media relations.
Document Types: Documents relating to communications planning, media relations, press reviews, , promotional tools, Web sites, internal communications, the corporate history, the data base for photographs and audiovisual material, participation in public debates, relations with the general public, market analyses, the definition of the targeted clienteles and marketing plans.
Record Number: OPMC 108.000
Museum and educational activities
Description: Information on Montréal Science Centre permanent and temporary interactive exhibitions in the field of science, cultural and educational activities in the field of science and the IMAX ®TELUS Theatre; corporate rental services, restaurant and boutique concession holders.
Document Types: Documents on projects and the evaluation of exhibitions, exhibition planning, permanent, temporary and moving exhibitions, interpretation of space, research and content, projects for educational, scientific and cultural activities, planning and development of educational, scientific and cultural activities, record for educational, scientific and cultural activities.
Record Number: OPMC 502.000
Recreational, tourist and commercial activities of The Quays of the Old Port
Description: Information of the variety of programmed events offered as such of on-site hospitality and information services, a number of entertainment activities, shows and events organized by outside producers, the Port d'escale wich provides a guided tour of the site, concession holders operating maritime, sporting or outdoor activities as well as various restaurant services, a refrigerated outdoor skating rink and parking facilities.
Document Types: Documents relating to management of programming and outdoor events, outdoor seasonal tourist services, parking, signage, hospitality, information, ticketing, group sales, corporate sales, management of the IMAX Theatre and the movie game.
Record Number: OPMC 501.000
Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program.
Acquisition Services involve activities undertaken to acquire a good or service to fulfil a properly completed request (including a complete and accurate definition of requirements and certification that funds are available) until entering into or amending a contract.
Financial Management Services involve activities undertaken to ensure the prudent use of public resources, including planning, budgeting, accounting, reporting, control and oversight, analysis, decision support and advice, and financial systems.
Human Resources Management
Human Resources Management Services involve activities undertaken for determining strategic direction, allocating resources among services and processes, as well as activities relating to analyzing exposure to risk and determining appropriate countermeasures. They ensure that the service operations and programs of the federal government comply with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and/or plans.
Information Technology Services involve activities undertaken to achieve efficient and effective use of information technology to support government priorities and program delivery, to increase productivity, and to enhance services to the public.
Management and Oversight Services
Management and Oversight Services involve activities undertaken for determining strategic direction, and allocating resources among services and processes, as well as those activities related to analyzing exposure to risk and determining appropriate countermeasures. They ensure that the service operations and programs of the federal government comply with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and/or plans.
Travel and Other Administrative Services
Travel and Other Administrative Services include Government of Canada travel services, as well as those other internal services that do not smoothly fit with any of the internal services categories.
Classes of Personal Information
Some of the OPMC's files referred to in the program records include personal information that is not used for administrative purposes. This personal information is kept in the appropriate files and cannot be identified by the individual's name or other identification specific to the person.
This personal information is kept for the amount of time established for the records in which the information is saved.
- BNQ standard 9700-085, Customer services - Attractions and Events
3. Additional Information
Please see the Introduction to this publication for information on access procedures under the provisions of the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act.
Each request made to the Old Port of Montréal Corporation Inc. under the Access to Information Act must be accompanied by an application fee of $5.00, a cheque or money order made payable to the Old Port of Montréal Corporation Inc.
For additional information about the programs and activities of the Old Port of Montréal Corporation Inc., please contact:
Public Relations Division
333 de la Commune Street West
Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2E2
In accordance with the Access to Information Act, an area on the premises of this institution has been designated as a public reading room. The address is:
333 de la Commune Street West