The Pie IX-Sherbrooke intersection – which straddles the boroughs of Rosemont–La Petite-Patrice and Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve – has long been very busy, not at all people-friendly, and even dangerous. It has been reimagined with a view to making it a gateway worthy of this leading tourist destination.
The project involves the development of a large green space on the north-west corner of the intersection, with the Guido-Nincheri and Marie-Victorin parks – previously separated by rue Rachel. This section of rue Rachel was revegetated between rue Jeanne d’Arc and boulevard Pie-IX. The site also features a work by artist Jean-Robert Drouillard, donated by the Ville de Québec to mark Montréal’s 375th anniversary, located along a pedestrian walk named “promenade de la Ville-de-Québec”. A new cycling link spans the space.
The future Bus Rapid Transit (SRB) will use boulevard Pie-IX, but no station will be built at the corner of rue Sherbrooke: the closest bus stops will be at the corner of rue Mont-Royal and at the Pie-IX métro station on the corner of rue Pierre-de-Coubertin.