A new public space and terrasse in Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie will feature palm trees, lounge chairs, and colourful decorations.\nThe development is part of an effort to create more green and pedestrian-friendly areas in the city.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nMontreal is bringing a little taste of the South to the Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie area in a newly designed public square where you can relax the end of the summer away while staring up at the palm trees that will line the space.\nThe development is part of Montreal's ever-evolving plan to bring more public and green pedestrian spaces to the city; building will begin in the next couple of days with plans for the new design to be finished by the end of August.\nThere will be 15 palm trees in total, and with the Art Deco-inspired design, it's almost like being smack dab in the heart of Miami — with of course a little québécois flavour thrown in.\nLocated directly across from the Saint-Esprit-de-Rosemont Church, the park will take inspiration from its grand surroundings. Elements from the church influenced the park's hummingbirds painted on the ground; the palm trees are a nod to the fan patterns on the church façade.\nThe reinvented public space on Masson, between 5th and 6th Avenue promises to, "enhance and secure the pedestrian experience while helping to reduce car speeds."\nThis makes it the perfect place to relax with a good book, or just people-watch, without vehicles speeding past you; another Montreal space that doesn't make it feel like you're in the middle of a city.\nThe space is just under 80 square meters. There are eight different zones with over 80 seats that include two swings (they're not just for kids), three picnic tables, eleven Adirondack chairs, bistro tables and seventeen seats, two high tables, and four benches.\nPosted by Arrondissement de Rosemont - La Petite-Patrie on Thursday, August 8, 2019\nIn keeping with the theme, colours are in shades of coral, yellow and green — to give the feel of a colourful and fresh environment. Everything about this space will draw you in for a little R&R time.\nREAD MORE: This Strange Video Of Justin Trudeau Casually Walking Through Montreal Is Mesmerizing And We Don't Know Why\nPalm trees will also bring a bit of shade so you're not baking in the direct heat of the sun. And the multitude of flowers and vegetable bins will keep the space fresh.\nPosted by Arrondissement de Rosemont - La Petite-Patrie on Thursday, August 8, 2019\nThe space in its new form won't be available for long. Not surprisingly, palm trees don't do well in Montreal winters. The theme will be removed at the end of October and relocated for next spring.\nPosted by Arrondissement de Rosemont - La Petite-Patrie on Thursday, August 8, 2019\nWith so many reinvented spaces popping up through Montreal, this is definitely one we are excited to see come together.\nRue Masson Art Deco Public Space Village\nWHEN: End of August to the end of OctoberWHERE: Masson between 5th and 6th avenue\nCOST: Free for the public to use!