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June 30, 2016 / Posted by   SDC Vieux-Montréal  Oliver Marshall 

The vacant lot on the corner of Saint-Jean and Notre-Dame West in Old Montreal was converted to a temporary green space during the month of May. This transformation is a joint initiative of the Ville-Marie borough and the SDC Vieux-Montréal. The SDC has rented this new green space for a period of three years as of spring 2016. The project is a continuation of the steps taken in summer of 2015 to create urban oases by the Ville-Marie borough, paired with SDC Vieux-Montréal’s task of maintaining these temporary parks. Pedestrians play an important role in keeping Old Montreal as vibrant as it is, and we hope that passersby, residents, workers and tourists will be able to enjoy this relaxing green space in the heart of our city’s historic district.

The park was furnished with appropriate urban furniture such as benches and flower pots to allow park goers to sit down and comfortably relax. The park also hosts a few pétanque strips.

In the next 3 years, this new urban space will certainly make this sector of Old Montreal more welcoming and pleasant. This joint initiative of the Ville-Marie borough and the SDC bears witness to the councillors’ and to SDC’s strong devotion to improving the quality of life in the historic district. It has been a truly fruitful collaboration.


Pigeon Hole, before the development work




The Pigeon Hole green space

SDC Vieux-Montréal

The chief mandate of SDC Vieux-Montréal consists in bringing all of its members together and setting up a unified business unit.

Oliver Marshall

Big hair, do care! As our translator, Oliver makes sure that our blog authors’ message resonates to Montreal’s English community and to tourists who contribute to the success and vibrancy of Old Montreal. Even at the age of 21, he has proven to be our language aficionado as he puts great care in being meticulous and reliable in his work. Born and raised in Mile End, he is a true Montrealer who is driven by a fierce sense of pride in his city. During his free time, he loves to cook and play bass in his band: Brain Flower. Contact | oliver.h.s.marshall@gmail.com

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