Griffintown: $3.7 million for a third public place

To make up for the lack of green spaces in the Griffintown area of ​​Montreal, the City inaugurated a new public square, thanks to an investment of $3.7 million.

Located in the Bassins du Nouveau Havre sector, south of Ottawa and William streets, the Place des Arrimeurs includes eight trees, a hundred shrubs and more than a thousand perennial plants, in addition to street furniture to allow passers-by to stop there.

“We are pleased to inaugurate the Place des Arrimeurs, a development eagerly awaited by people in the sector. It will help make the neighborhood even more attractive and friendly,” said Benoit Dorais, vice-president of the city’s executive committee and mayor of the Sud-Ouest borough, in a press release on Monday.

The place also includes a work of art, Réciprocités, by artist Marie-Michelle Deschamp, which “testifies to the exchange between the industrial past of the surroundings and the renewal that is underway in the sector”.

This is the third public place to open in Griffintown. The City had previously inaugurated the place des Débardeurs, as well as the place des Aiguilleurs.


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