COVID-19 | Montréal closes the parc du Mont-Royal parking areas and île Notre-Dame
5 avril 2020
Montréal, le 5 avril 2020 - In light of COVID-19, the city is announcing the closure of the parc du Mont-Royal parking areas and the closure of île Notre-Dame. These measures are in line with the government of Québec decision to ban all indoor and outdoor gatherings.
Generally, instructions are being followed by the city's residents, who until now have shown much discipline and their full cooperation. However, the city must take additional measures, which are effective immediately. The sunny weather on Saturday, April 4, brought out many visitors to parc du Mont-Royal, including people from outside of the city. In addition, the SPVM had to intervene at the Lachine canal on Saturday. For this reason, the Atwater crossing is closed for an indefinite period. Lastly, the high foot traffic on île Notre-Dame resulted in people not sufficiently respecting social-distancing guidelines.
Note that we strongly advise you to avoid non-essential travel. Therefore, we encourage people to frequent the parks near their homes.
The city is analyzing the situation as it evolves, and it is ready to respond. In all of its actions, the city is following the recommendations issued by the Direction régionale de santé publique.
Montréal reminds you that preventing the spread of the disease is everyone's responsibility. It is asking all Montrealers to follow the Direction régionale de santé publique recommendations.