After two years of hoping and waiting for the Verdun Beach to finally open, we now know the exact date that you and your pals can take the metro and go chill sur la plage.
Yes, next week, on June 22nd, Montreal's very own Verdun Bach has been scheduled to open for the public to finally enjoy.
With a price tag in the area of $5 million, according to the CBC, we should all be very excited because this beach has been hyped up and we are all beyond ready.
The location of the beach is in Arhtur-Therrien Park which is about a 12 minute walk from LaSalle metro station on the STM's Green line.
The park already boasts a skate park and a pool and will no doubt be the best new spot to check out for Montrealers of all ages this summer.
While we don't have a real photo to show of the space, with a price tag in the millions, there's no question that the beach will likely be a thing of beauty.
In addition to the sandy beach which is expected to have space for 340 swimmers, there will also be three hammocks and five changing rooms/cabins, says le Journal Metro.
Currently, the CBC reports that excvators are "working furiously," to make sure the beach is ready to open on the date that has been set.
They also note that the water quality will be tested regularly and notices will be posted if ever the water quality does not meet standards to allow swimming. Verdun's mayor, Jean-François Parenteau, isn't too worried about that, however, thanks to the Lachine Canal which should keep a steady flow of water moving through the area, filtering the water.
According to the CBC, there will be an "opening party," on June 20th, before the official opening date on the 22nd.
The neighbourhood of Verdun will be hosting the grand opening party on the 20th from 4PM to 7PM.
WHAT: Grand opening party and official Verdun beach opening
WHEN: Grand opening party - Thursday, June 20th, 4PM to 7PM
Official Verdun Beach opening - Saturday June 22nd, 2019
WHERE: Verdun Beach, 4110 boulevard LaSalle