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Montreal's Prince-Arthur Street to get farmers' market

Montreal's once-busy Prince-Arthur Street is about to get a farmers' market as part of an attempt to revive the struggling pedestrian thoroughfare.

Project part of attempt to revive historic street now filled with boarded-up storefronts

The City of Montreal is hoping $2 million in upgrades will help restore Prince-Arthur Street East to its former glory. (Leah Hendry/CBC)

Montreal's storied Prince-Arthur Street East is about to get an old-fashioned farmer's market. 

The Plateau-Mont-Royal borough is spending $6,495 on the project as part of an attempt to revive the struggling pedestrian thoroughfare, which runs from St-Laurent Boulevard to Carré Saint-Louis.

The market will be open every Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. starting on Aug. 13.

Christine Gosselin, the Jeanne-Mance district borough councillor for Projet Montréal, said it's the first of several changes coming to the street.

The city and the borough have committed to spend $2 million on the street in projects slated to be completed by the end of 2016, in time for Montreal's 375th anniversary.

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