Photo cred - port-montreal.com
Montreal's Old Port, is, well, pretty old. The Alexandra Quay, built in 1901, Montreal's major port for cruise ships and various seamen, I mean sailors, hasn't changed much in its +100 years of existence and truth be told, it's looking a little worn. Come 2017, Montreal's main pier will look better than ever, thanks to a beautification project that will modernly remodel Alexandra Quay, reports Radio-Canada.
The Alexandra Quay will be outfitted with a new waterside esplanade, a green roof, a large public space, and an observation tower. Radio-Canada actually has a very nifty and interactive 'before and after' picture which really demonstrates how much the remodel is needed, because the pier does look pretty grim in comparison to the planned project.
Set to be complete in 2 years time, the renovation of Alexandra Quay will cost $78 million. The City of Montreal and the Old Port are covering $15 million each, while the renaming $48 million will need to come from an external source. A call for funds is planned to be made to the Quebec and federal government.
Now go add the Alexandra Quay makeover to the every-growing list of projects set to be done for Montreal's 375th birthday, because honestly, I've lost track.
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