Montreal will make sections of five streets off-limits to cars during the warm months of 2016, following the success of a similar program last year, the city announced.

This year's pedestrian walkways will be:

  • Côte-des-Neiges Road with Frère-André Street (CDN—NDG)
  • Place Shamrock (Rosemont—La Petite Patrie)
  • Louis-Veuillot, Lacordaire and Monsabré streets (Mercier—Hochelaga-Maisonneuve)
  • Biencourt Street and Monk Boulevard (Southwest)
  • Dijon Street (Montreal North)
shamrock avenue

Shamrock Avenue in Little Italy is one of five streets that will become a pedestrian walkway this summer. (Google Maps)

The streets were chosen by the city from recommendations made by boroughs.

Last year, the city designated sections of four streets as pedestrian-only and reported high satisfaction from residents based on surveys.

On Monday, the borough of Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve said that closing Ontario Street near Place Simon-Valois more than doubled the number of people visiting the area and was a boon to businesses.

Map: Montreal's pedestrian streets, present and future 

The sections in red are new for 2016.


Some streets are pedestrian-only year-round, while others are seasonal.