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Future entrée du boulevard Robert-Bourassa

A redesigned entrance to the city

375th anniversary
Published on
August 14, 2017
From now on, luxuriant green spacemarks the entrance to downtown Montréal.

Jackhammers demolished the Bonaventure Expressway and its concrete structure. Soon, there will be a brand-new urban boulevard surrounded by green spaces. It will be much easier (and more pleasant) to walk, bike or run between Old Montréal and Griffintown.

Source de Jaume Plensa

Majestic sculptures by Montréal artist Michel de Broin and Spanish artist Jaume Plensa will reign over the extremities of this prestigious space. Moreover, do not miss the exclusive interview given by the artist Jaume Plensa to À nous Montréal, in the printed version of the magazine.

Visual feedback on a demolition like no other, pending the completion of the works!

Did you know that before the construction of the Bonaventure Expressway in 1966, a hay market occupied this space? Urban life depended at the time on the horse's driving force and this crossroads was very busy with the hay carts. A little nod to this activity is present on the site: grass beds.

Celebrating 375 years of history!
In 2017, Montréal will bustle like seldom before, as the city reinvents itself, lights up and looks back on its rich history. Revisit the history of our rich metropolis and discover the urban projects that will transform our living environment.
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