Montrealers will soon have a new urban playground to enjoy. The Ministry of Transport (MTQ) and the City of Montreal have unveiled their plans for an ambitious and expansive green space at the foot of what's known as the "falaise Saint-Jacques" near the Turcot Interchange.

The final concept calls for a multi-use path, rest stops, and a small parking lot. 

2,800 trees will be planted along with 20,000 shrubs, which the MTQ hopes "will diversify wildlife habitats to increase biodiversity."

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The project underwent a two-year process of public consultations and technical studies to ensure the needs of the community were met before the final concept on November 26. 

The MTQ hopes to begin the development of the green space at the end of this year. 

In October, the MTQ announced that the last major structures on the Turcot were complete, marking the end of a sometimes frustrating five years of construction.

Transport Minister François Bonnardel praised the project and said that the Turcot Interchange is "the demonstration of Quebec engineering know-how."

The green space is scheduled to open in spring 2022. 

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