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Mont-Royal Avenue will be closing to traffic for pedestrian-only access this summer

Mont-Royal Avenue will be closing to traffic for pedestrian-only access this summer
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Starting this weekend, Mont-Royal Avenue will be shutting down for pedestrian-use only until September 17, 2021. The street will close gradually between Monday and Friday, before fully closing down to traffic for the rest of the summer season.

Between St. Laurent Boulevard and Fullum Street, Mont-Royal Avenue will feature various seating areas, terrasses, and more. We also can expect 7 art gardens that reimagine design and architecture, which will be distributed across Mont-Royal Avenue.

This will be the second year in a row that the Société de développement de l’avenue du Mont-Royal and the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough decide to invest in a pedestrianization like this. Merchants in the area seem to support the seasonal switch and are happy to carry on with their business as such.

Given the area is filled with various restaurants and shops, making this a pedestrian-only zone will encourage Montrealers to visit the area and support their local merchants; a great way to support small businesses after the many sacrifices they were forced to make over the course of the pandemic.

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