Unlike many projects that have been announced for Montreal's 375th anniversary. This is actually one we're looking forward to.
Although the construction will be a total nightmare, The Mount Royal-Saint Lawrence Promenade is exactly what this city needs.
A beautiful pathway that connect Montreal's most important and historically significant landmarks: The mountain and the river.
The path will start at the Pointe-à-Callière Museum and end at the foot of Mount Royal. It will be 3.8 km long and it will provide pedestrians with plenty to do and see along the way.
The path is designed to run along McGill, Viger, Beaver Hall, Saint Catherine, McGill College, Sherbrooke, McTavish, and des Pins. Plus each street will be getting a makeover as well.
The plan also includes a custom “greening strategy” that was actually created specifically for this project, plenty of benches and "street furniture", electronic pedestrian info signs with touchscreens, an app, and even a FREE Wi-Fi network.
Construction has already begun which means there are closures on Sherbrooke, Doctor Penfield and McTavish but considering all of Montreal is under construction right now, it shouldn't make that much a difference in the grand scheme of things.