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Quartier Concordia update

Sidewalks complete, paving finished (for now), trees and benches to come
November 7, 2012
By Shelagh Peden

Quartier Concordia is taking shape.

The construction of the bicycle paths and sidewalks along De Maisonneuve Boulevard is complete. The bike paths are expected to be cleared of snow by the City of Montreal as has been done in previous years.

Representatives of the university suggested numerous ways that a green Quartier Concordia could reinforce the city’s plan to make the western downtown core a Quartier des grands jardins. | Photo Concordia University
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The City of Montreal is planning to install benches in front of the Henry F. Hall Building and the J.W. McConnell Library Building by the end of 2012.

A third Concordia "C" wayfinder was installed at the corner of Bishop Street and De Maisonneuve. The other two are found on Guy Street at the corners of De Maisonneuve and Ste-Catherine Street.

The shuttle bus stop has returned to its regular location in front of the Hall Building. The current signage is temporary. Modified street signs will be installed by the city to establish a “kiss & run” drop-off zone.

Work to continue in the spring

While the other blocks of De Maisonneuve have been fully paved, complications have been encountered in the block between Bishop and Mackay. The additional scope and costs will require the city to treat this portion as a separate project. This portion of the work will be executed in the late spring of 2013.

Also in the spring, trees and flower beds will be planted in the medians and sidewalks, adding to the beautiful ginkgo trees adorning Norman Bethune Square.

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