Rue Prince-Arthur gets a makeover

Each day, some 10,000 residents, workers and tourists use rue Prince-Arthur, one of the city’s first pedestrian streets.
Rue Prince-Arthur Est.

The iconic street provides a walking link between Carré Saint-Louis at one end and boulevard St-Laurent at the other. Prince-Arthur, as it known to locals, is also a place where people go to sip a coffee, raise a glass or enjoy a meal. Or gather ‘round the fountain and browse the boutiques.

In spite of its popularity, Prince-Arthur has lost its lustre in recent years—which means a makeover is in order! The new infrastructures will lend it a look worthy of its renown. The work program calls for new plant arrangements, the creation of alleyways alongside buildings, the enhancement of the fountain, and the installation of new lampposts and urban furniture.

Following Phase I, which took place from the end of August to the end of November 2016, the site will reopen in April, and work will be completed towards the end of June 2017.

Montréal is funding this project.
Investment by the city: $2.6 million
  • Rue Prince-Arthur Est.
  • Rue Prince-Arthur Est.
    Photos : Ville de Montréal