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Can Montreal's East End Become a Location of Beauty?

Posted: Nov. 20th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
Projet Montreal

New plans have been drafted for the neglected area of Montreal’s East End. The area has in the past opposed city plans to build highways over the waterfront area, so a new political group has begun pushing a new plan for the area, turning it into a gorgeous waterfront district that the city can be proud of.

“Montrealers are ready for a different vision from these outdated 1950s-style highway plans,” said Bergeron. “All over the world, there is growing recognition of the value and potential of urban waterfront lands. Our plan is to create a new neighbourhood with more than 5,600 homes just a stone’s throw from downtown Montreal. We want to keep young families from leaving for the suburbs and build our city around a transportation infrastructure worthy of the 21st Century, with bike paths, reserved bus lanes and a modern tramway to the east end of the island.”

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