September 13, 2017 11:45 am
Updated: September 13, 2017 6:26 pm

Dorval’s offer to purchase portion of McConnell Woods rejected

WATCH: The City of Dorval’s offer to purchase McConnell Woods for $15.1 million was rejected by the land owner. Global's Tim Sargeant finds out why.


The City of Dorval‘s $15.1 million offer to buy a section of McConnell Woods has been refused by the land’s owner.

Dorval residents have been trying to protect the green space from developers; 50,000 square metres are up for sale.

“It’s just for our community. People who live in Dorval,” resident Jean Daoust told Global News in July.

READ MORE: Dorval residents want to protect green space

In a statement from the city, Mayor Edgar Rouleau expressed his disappointment at the result.

“We are deeply disappointed that our offer was not accepted,” he said.

“Preserving and promoting our green spaces is a major priority for the city.”

WATCH BELOW: Dorval residents try to protect large plot of land

More than 800 people signed a petition in hopes that Dorval will preserve the space for the public.

The land is located just off of Lakeshore Road and borders Lac Saint-Louis.

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