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les amis de la montagne

At a mayoral debate hosted by Les Amis de la Montagne, an advocacy group for Mount Royal, mayoral candidate Denis Coderre laid out his plan to add more SPVM patrols to the centrepiece park.

"When there are no police officers [on the mountain], things can happen," Coderre said.

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Montreal's old Royal Victoria Hospital sits largely abandoned between the downtown and Mount Royal park.

As officials figure out what to do with much of the former hospital campus (some buildings will become part of McGill University), non-profit groups Héritage Montréal and Les amis de la montagne say the site presents an opportunity to reconnect the downtown core with the mountain and expand the public realm.

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