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Montreal’s urban promenade gets official green light

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Montreal's proposed urban promenade linking the St. Lawrence River and Mount Royal is modeled on Barcelona's La Rambla. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
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Montreal's proposed urban promenade linking the St. Lawrence River and Mount Royal is modeled on the Promenade plantee in Paris.
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Montreal's proposed urban promenade linking the St. Lawrence River and Mount Royal is modeled on New York's High Line. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

MONTREAL — Montreal is planning to spend close to $31M to develop the city’s first urban promenade, which will link two iconic sites: the St. Lawrence River and Mount Royal.

The city has been considering the idea of ​​creating a network of city walks, similar to the High Line in New York, La Promenade Plantée in Paris or La Ramblas in Barcelona, since 2010.

The executive committee gave the project a green light on Wednesday.

It will be created in connection with the 375th anniversary of the city and meander from the river to the mountain via McGill Street, Beaver Hall, Phillips Square, St. Catherine Street, McGill College Avenue, Sherbrook Avenue, McTavish Street and Pine Avenue.

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