Richard Bergeron really wants Viger Square to get a face lift. The Ville-Marie city councilor and Projet Montreal leader spoke at length of his plan to revitalize the area, as reported by Journal Métro.

Remodeling will be focused on the area between Sanguinet and Hotel de Ville, and is set to be completed by 2017, for Montreal's 375th anniversary. Add this to the long list of projects already set for Montreal's much-anticipated birthday.

Montreal's Mayor Denis Coderre is also on board, offering full support to Bergeron's plans.

As it stands now, Viger Square is mess of concrete that the Ville-Marie expressway cuts through underground.

To make Viger Square more hospitable to the many Montrealers who work/live near the complex, or just happen to be walking through, Bergeron plans to reduce the amount of concrete present and create more open spaces, much like what was done for the other end of Viger Square for the Outgames in 2006.

Bergeron's construction plan still needs to be approved by Quebec's's Ministry of Transport. Specific details on the project will likely come after the MTQ's analysis and approval.

Does Viger Square need a face lift?

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