The City of Montreal has announced a new green recovery plan that aims to "achieve the green revival of the metropolis," according to a press release. The plans include the development of five "green corridors" totalling around 110 kilometres that will link some of the city's best and biggest parks.
"With the creation of five new green corridors, we are facilitating the appropriation of recreational mobility across the island, and we are contributing to the achievement of our biodiversity and resilience objectives," said Robert Beaudry, executive committee member responsible for real estate, housing, large parks and Parc Jean-Drapeau.
The green plan will cost the city $1.8 billion over 10 years and includes the planting of 500,000 trees by 2030, "the rehabilitation of 10 km of banks in the large parks," the creation of a "nature centre" in the East End, "targeted actions" to enhance Mount Royal, and more support for boroughs to fund sports and nature activities.
"Coming out of the pandemic, there has to be a green recovery," said Mayor Valérie Plante at a press conference on Thursday.
"Having amazing parks and green spaces is crucial for Montrealers [...] and is a good way to bring tourists and [...] investors to Montreal."