CELEBRATING WINTER IN THE STREET
Montréal is asserting its winter identity and wants to go even further by experimenting with year-round facilities and winter activities as part of its citywide Pedestrian and Shared Street Program (in French).
The city is taking its inspiration from Edmonton and its WinterCity Strategy, and Montrealers can now enjoy colourful meeting places, a pleasant atmosphere created by decorative lighting and inviting facilities designed to maximize winter sunlight. All of this adds a little magic to the harsh winter we’re having this year.
There are activities for everyone: young and old alike can play hockey, take part in festive, community-building activities or simply warm up around the fire.
New projects in 2018
There are activities for everyone: young and old alike can play hockey, take part in festive, community-building activities or simply warm up around the fire more than 40 existing temporary seasonal or pedestrian streets.
In summer 2018, three new shared and pedestrian street projects will be created:
- Chemin Gilford, Le Plateau-Mont-Royal
- Rue Decelles, Saint-Laurent
- Place Masson, Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie
Temporary sugar shack street
Don’t miss the celebrations for the arrival of spring that will be held March 22-25, 2018 at the “Panache et bois rond” urban sugar shack.
Place Wellington in Verdun will become a temporary pedestrian street for the occasion. It’s another great reason to head outside, especially since you can indulge your sweet tooth while enjoying a diverse musical lineup!
Montréal a remporté en janvier dernier le Prix des collectivités durables 2018 de la Fédération canadienne des municipalités dans la catégorie Transports, pour sa transformation de rues en rues piétonnes. Ce prix récompense les projets novateurs des villes canadiennes en matière de développement durable qui ont le potentiel d’être reproduit ailleurs.