MONTREAL – Just as 15 other arteries in Montreal, the Crescent street becomes pedestrian for the rest of the summer, between boulevard de Maisonneuve West and rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest.
This was announced Friday, the mayor of Montréal, Valérie Plante, who is also the mayor of the borough of Ville-Marie. This last has been argued that this decision was taken following a request from the merchants Association of Crescent street and Destination centre-ville.
The measure will provide more space for the traders, and is part of the desire to revive the city centre of Montreal, strongly affected by the health crisis, as is there indicated.
“Many restaurateurs of the artery will thus have more surface area for the installation of their terraces, which are essential to the restaurant industry, said Ms Plant. This new piétonnisation comes to affirm the personality, gourmet, and entertaining to Montreal during the summer and makes it a privileged holiday destination.”
For its part, the merchants Association of Crescent street has indicated that this piétonnisation “will give a significant boost to traders who live difficult moments in this period of a pandemic”.