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Parc Jean-Drapeau is getting a 10-year, $970 million makeover. Here’s what it will look like

Parc Jean-Drapeau is getting a 10-year, $970 million makeover. Here’s what it will look like
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The City of Montreal plans on giving Parc Jean-Drapeau a huge makeover.

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante, in collaboration with the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau (SPJD), announced a new plan to completely redesign Parc Jean-Drapeau into a place that will become an even bigger tourist attraction that "people all around the world will want to visit."

The plan is estimated to cost roughly $970 million, with a focus on preserving the natural landscape of the Montreal park by rehabilitating Place des Nations, enhancing Mount Boullé, and creating a 15-kilometre waterfront promenade around the islands.

An estimated 60 per cent of the total cost ($570 million) will come directly from the city which will be providing an average of $57 million every year for 10 years. The other $400 million will come from public and private partnerships.

“This is such an exciting project, I believe because what we’re saying is we’re giving Parc Jean-Drapeau back to Montrealers,” Plante said at a press conference Wednesday.

The plan also includes building a footbridge connecting both islands, complete with a public square and a green corridor. There will also be more activities promised for the winter giving it a more neighborhood park atmosphere with cross country skiing, sliding, snowshoeing, and more.

You can get a sense of what the finished project will look like from the renderings below.

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