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A new beach in downtown Montreal is being proposed by a local nonprofit organization

A new beach in downtown Montreal is being proposed by a local nonprofit organization
/ AmiEs du courant Sainte-Marie / Facebook

Les AmiEs du courant Sainte-Marie, a local group that advocates for public access to the river, is proposing that a beach be built along the Saint Lawrence River in the Ville-Marie neighborhood.

Currently, there is only the Clock Tower beach situated in the Old Port of Montreal, where Montrealers frequent. However, the inaccessibility of swimming is what this non-profit organization is looking to change. 

According to MTL Blog, “The beach would sit just north of the Jacques Cartier Bridge. Montrealers would be able to access it from the Parc du Pied-du-Courant via a universally accessible, 60-metre elevated walkway over the CP tracks that, right now, form a barrier between the water and neighbourhood.”

This proposal to the federal government will determine exactly how officials plan to improve access to the river in the area. 

Is this something you would be interested in visiting, should plans fall through?

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