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Montreal Will Be Getting A New Beach

$5 million will be used to decontaminate and restore the beach.
Montreal Will Be Getting A New Beach

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.

#ANNONCE 🏖 Plage de l’Est 🏖

C’est une nouvelle étape dans la concrétisation d’un projet qui me tient à coeur depuis plusieurs années. Ce soutien financier permettra de restaurer des sédiments de ce site situé sur le bord du fleuve afin de bâtir un nouvel espace vert #PolQcpic.twitter.com/9S326O5NmI

March 22, 2019

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"

Le @GouvQc annonce 5M$ pour la revitalisation de la plage de l'Est à @MTL_Ville. Un rêve de longue date qui se concrétise pour la population de l'Est de Montréal et qui permettra de compléter ce projet de la Trame verte et bleue! #polmun#polmtl#TVB_CMMhttps://t.co/TUf9LztmsRpic.twitter.com/ChuLku6Tad

March 22, 2019

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.

@antoine.fugereembedded via  

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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