Great news for Montrealers and especially our future residents. In hopes to bring life back to its main commercial artery, the Ville-Marie borough and Village Montréal have announced that a portion of Sainte-Catherine Street, between St-Hubert and Papineau streets, will be exclusively accessible to pedestrians starting today!
SDC Village Montréal, the organization in charge of the commercial development of the neighborhood east of downtown Montreal, shared the news on social media last Tuesday.
In its memo, it says that “Village Montréal will follow suit to make the artery vibrate as much as possible, through landscaping, reopening the Galerie Blanc and animating the artery to brighten the darkened rainbow due to the challenging past few weeks”.
The organization emphasizes that this measure is above all to facilitate social distancing. In a comment on Facebook, Village Montréal explained that it wishes to “give a viable space where it’s easier for the community to stroll by while keeping the required 2-metre distance.”
Instead of establishing pedestrian corridors while allowing automobile traffic, the Village will instead make its main street fully accessible to pedestrians, a popular tradition in the neighborhood and adjacent Quartier des Spectacles, since 2009.
While the return of non-essential businesses and terraces is yet to be seen, pedestrians will be able to take in some vitamine D and stretch their legs a bit.
If you’re in the area and you’d like to see how quickly Le Bourbon’s construction is progressing, stroll by our construction site on Sainte-Catherine East, between Alexandre de Sève and Champlain streets. The project is almost ready for delivery – take a look at our available units!