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New $50-million green space corridor in the works for Montreal

New $50-million green space corridor in the works for Montreal
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The City of Montreal is planning to build a 27-kilometre-long green corridor stretching from Parc Bois de Saraguay to Parc Angrignon while connecting the following boroughs together: Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Côte-des-Neiges – Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Lachine, LaSalle, and Saint-Laurent.

The $50-million project (which will be landscaped with local flora), will include walking trails, bike paths and wild meadows, though 18 kilometres of it will be constructed underneath high-voltage power lines.

 “How can we give more to Montrealers for their quality of life, enjoying more of the green spaces?” said Mayor Valerie Plante. “We know that under the Hydro Quebec infrastructure, there is a lot of space.”

“In some places we might think about doing a little bridge or a little detour,” Plante added. “But always it has to be a continuous park.”

The green space is meant to encourage biodiversity.

Landscaping will begin in 2023.  

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