Valérie Plante, mayor of Montreal
Mayor Valérie Plante unveiled her Acting for the future of the city’s downtown strategy on Tuesday. She recalled that the city center was the economic and cultural heart of Quebec. Even though it is doing quite well, certain challenges have become more acute in recent years.
[We must] rethink the long-term development of the city center and put in place structuring initiatives to strengthen its attractiveness and resilience.
A quote from Valérie Plante, mayor of Montreal
Her strategy is based on a renewed and reinforced experience in all seasons to boost the attractiveness and influence of the center -city, on a social, economic and cultural level, on a local, national and international scale, added Ms. Plante.
The City has defined several priorities to implement its strategy, starting among others with new distinctive urban furniture, highlighting the heritage specific to different living environments and public art circuits.
Atmosphere in the Latin Quarter in Montreal
Montreal also wants to celebrate the Nordic character of the city center by creating a unique winter experience supported by interactive and immersive routes in the heart of the metropolis.
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Designate the Latin Quarter ''quartier de la francophonie'', create a 24-hour sector there and carrying out major development projects within the City's assets, notably at Îlot Voyageur and Émilie-Gamelin Park, also feature in the City's new strategy, which provides for the creation of two new inhabited neighborhoods in the areas of Faubourgs and Bridge-Bonaventure, with the potential to create more than 15,000 housing units.
The Plante administration also wants to prioritize investments within #x27;existing buildings in order to reverse the trend of increasing vacancy rates, particularly at the former Royal Victoria Hospital and Îlot Voyageur.