A green island on the corner of Pie IX and Sherbrooke: A future magnet for tourists

Pedestrians and cyclists can now circulate with greater safety – and pleasure! – in the Space for Life sector at the Olympic Park and Dufresne-Nincheri Museum.
Pie-IX and Sherbrooke intersection.

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.

This project is receiving financial support from the Ville de Montréal and the Ville de Québec.
Investment by the city: $15.8 million
  • Pie-IX and Sherbrooke intersection.
    Photos : Ville de Montréal