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 calls for the development of a large green space on the north-west corner of the intersection, with the Guido-Nincheri and Marie-Victorin parks – currently separated by rue Rachel – becoming one. This section of rue Rachel will be 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, and a new cycling link will span the space, which will be renamed “parc de la Ville-de-Québec”.
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.
Le contour des conifères dans la nuit bleue et les étoiles derrière ma tête sont dans tes yeux by Jean-Robert
This work presents statues of three teens atop four columns. It uses these images of youth to evoke thoughts of the future. The statues are wearing baseball jerseys that feature symbols of Northern plants and animals and important historical dates (1608: founding of Québec City; 1642: founding of Montréal; 1967: Montréal World’s Fair; 1976: Montréal Olympic Games). The statues refer to elements of nature and culture that unite Montréal and Québec City.