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This Report Shows Which Montreal Boroughs Have The Most Park Space Per 1,000 Residents

The 2019 report shows some boroughs have less green space than others.
This Report Shows Which Montreal Boroughs Have The Most Park Space Per 1,000 Residents

For pandemic-weary Montrealers, the city’s public parks have been a refuge from the anxieties of life under lockdown over the past year.

But the city's green spaces are not distributed equally, states a municipal document.

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According to the parks plan for the Sud-Ouest borough, Montreal had an average of 1.19 hectares of green space per thousand people as of 2019. The neighbourhoods with the most park space were the more suburban boroughs of Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles, Ahuntsic-Cartierville, and Anjou, with 1.96, 2.21, and 3.3 hectares of park space per thousand residents, respectively.

Located near the downtown core, the Plateau-Mont-Royal had the least amount of park space relative to its population, followed by the boroughs of Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension and Montréal-Nord, with 0.3, 0.34, and 0.49 hectares of park space per thousand inhabitants, respectively.

In addition, the neighbourhoods of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Outremont, Saint-Léonard, and Ville-Marie all came in below average.