An island way of life
sustainable and eco-responsible

Urban development and respect for the environment
in its design and construction

Ecodistrict: a sustainable development project in downtown Cap-aux-Meules.

The ecodistrict project in the Îles-de-la-Madeleine combines sustainable development, innovation and community to create a dynamic and unique living environment. Located in the heart of the archipelago, the ecodistrict is integrated into its environment and combines residential and commercial spaces to offer both families and entrepreneurs a local living environment, all while focusing on sustainable mobility. As a technological showcase, the eco-district will integrate a microgrid that will contribute to the energy transition in the archipelago with a view to energy efficiency, resilience and net-zero emissions.

The project is divided into five phases over a ten-year period.

In progress

1re phase

Phase 1, led by the Communauté maritime des Îles, will be devoted to the development of a community building housing the École de cirque des Îles, a building for people with special needs (Le Phare) and housing for a diverse clientele.

During this phase, promoters will be invited to conceptualize the project as a whole and to measure the resulting investment possibilities. This phase is also intended for the revitalization of a marsh and a stream to allow residents, fauna and flora to live together harmoniously.

Spring 2025

2nd to 5th phases

They will be dedicated to the reception of local businesses, homes and offices.

Helping each other pays off!

A pioneering project

The Écoquartier des Îles understands ecological issues well, but also sees the interest of an avant-garde residential development. For several years, we have noticed a wave of newcomers who have chosen the Islands as their new permanent residence. Why not create a technological village core in the heart of the St. Lawrence?

Ecological housing

We offer low-energy housing, an active and social environment and natural access through its marsh and creek.

Sustainable mobility

Due to its excellent location, sustainable accessibility offers to all quality public spaces in an environment rich in economic, social, recreational and cultural activity.

An island life

A life in the heart of the Gulf of St.Lawrence, a truly island life, where strong community ties are created and surrounded by 300 km of beach.


he microgrid is built with a community spirit to meet the needs of its users. It will draw on energy and tools to manage building consumption.

In collaboration with citizens

Overall, the Îles-de-la-Madleine ecoquartier will be an urban environment where buildings have low energy consumption. The site will be embellished with environmental elements and sustainable mobility will be used to travel within it. Outdoor living areas, a pedestrian street, and ecological corridors will be built. In 2030, the Îles-de-la-Madeleine ecodistrict will be a living environment with a deep culture of sustainable development that will inspire Quebec and the rest of the world.