Such love for this park led many locals to flock there on the statutory holiday of Monday, October 12.
City officials took notice of the high volume of people frequenting the park that day and made the decision to temporarily close its parking lot because of such.
[ #COVID19 | Palier 3 - Alerte maximale 🔴 ] Malheureusement l'achalandage sur le Mont-Royal étant trop élevé pour l… https://t.co/zSfoNeAr0q— Ville de Montréal (@Ville de Montréal) 1602518551.0
In English, the tweet reads "Unfortunately the traffic on Mount Royal is too high to respect the distancing measures, we must proceed with the temporary closure of the parking lot for Mount Royal Park."
Early on Monday morning, the City released a tweet asking that locals avoid this popular park, suggesting that they "admire the fall colours in local parks" instead.
This is not the first time the City of Montreal has decided to close access to the parking lots of certain public parks during the pandemic.
The same happened for multiple public spaces in the city on April 5, including Mount Royal.
Mount Royal remains open for pedestrians and cyclists, but going to a park closer to where you reside instead is being highly recommended.
This article's cover photo was used for illustrative purposes only.