New $50M promenade links Mount Royal to the Old Port
The Promenade Fleuve-Montagne is 3.8 km long, features wider sidewalks, rest areas for pedestrians
The city of Montreal has unveiled a new promenade as part of its 375th anniversary that will allow people to walk from Mount Royal to the St. Lawrence River at the Old Port.
The 3.8-kilometre walkway "traces the pedestrian link between Montreal's two natural icons: the St. Lawrence River to the south and Mount Royal to the north," reads a statement from the city.
The walkway begins at the foot of the mountain, on Pine Avenue. It then runs along:
- McTavish Street.
- Sherbrooke Street.
- McGill College Avenue.
- Ste-Catherine Street.
- Place Phillips and Côté du Beaver Hall.
- Square Victoria.
- McGill Street.
- Place D'Youville.
- De la Commune.
Parts of the promenade feature wider sidewalks and pedestrian crosswalks, rest areas for pedestrians and more plants and greenery.
You can download a map of a guided tour online to learn more about historical buildings, statues and spaces along the route.
'Exactly what it was before': opposition
Montreal's opposition party says Montrealers are not getting their money's worth.
"It's exactly what it was before," said Projet Montreal councillor Luc Ferrandez, pointing to McTavish Street.