July 8, 2014 1:17 pm

No new drive-thrus in Rosemont

MONTREAL — The borough of Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie is hoping to follow the lead of other Montreal neighbourhoods by banning new drive-thrus.

At its council meeting on Monday night, council members said the regulation would be aimed at fast food restaurants and pharmacies.

Rosemont’s mayor François Croteau said that the reason behind the change is about maintaining consistency when it comes to sustainable development.

“We talk about active transportation, urban heat islands and healthy lifestyles,” he said.

“Knowing the disadvantages of these types of businesses, of course we want to limit them.”

In Montreal, the borough of Saint-Laurent recently adopted a similar regulation.

In Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, city councillors are also hoping to approve similar measures.

© Shaw Media, 2014

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