Montreal's Riviere-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles neighbourhood will be getting a new beach, it has just been announced.

Chantal Rouleau, the representative of Pointe-Aux-Trembles announced today that the Quebec government will be investing $5M into the project.

The beach will be located on what is currently being used as a park along the St-Laurent river. The planned opening of the beach is summer 2020, but residents will not be able to swim in the river until 2021.

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TL;DR Montreal's east-end borough of Riviere-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles will be getting a new beach. The "plage de l'Est" is planned to open in 2020.

Chantal Rouleau, the representative of Pointe-Aux-Trembles tweeted out the announcement this afternoon:

"#Announcement: East Beach. It's a new step in concretising a project that has been very important to me for many years. This financial support will allow us to restore sediments situated along the river in order to build a new green space"

5 million dollars have been dedicated to the project. The money will be used to decontaminate and restore the beach.

This news was announced on International Water Day by Benoit Charette, Quebec's Environment Minister, and Chantal Rouleau, along with Caroline Bourgeois, the mayor of Riviere-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles.

Montreal is also patiently awaiting the unveiling of the Verdun beach that was announced many months ago.

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The new dedication to public waterfront space is a great step in the right direction in terms of increasing the number of Montreal's green spaces.

These new beaches also demand a certain level of cleanliness, both in terms of the shores of the waterfront and in water quality, as well. No complaints about that here!

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