June 27, 2012 ─ Montréal’s new Parc linéare de la Commune will infuse the Old Port with a picturesque breath of fresh air this summer.
When we say that Old Montréal is a summer tourist hotspot, we don’t just mean that it is a wonderful place to visit: while Old Montréal’s cobblestones, limestone and concrete buildings are charmingly beautiful, they don’t provide much relief from the heat when the mercury rises. That’s where this elevated wooden boardwalk comes in: extending east from de la Commune Street to the intersection of Berri and Amherst Streets and over the roof of the railway tunnel that leads into the Old Port, this aerial garden features indigenous plants and benches for a cool place to kick back, relax and take in the magnificent views of the Saint-Lawrence River, the Old Port and Ile Sainte-Hélène.
Part of Old Montréal’s revitalization plan to recover its riverbanks, this linear public park was designed to be safe, beautiful and accessible to all, including people with reduced mobility. Sure to be a hit with residents and visitors alike, the Parc linéare de la Commune is just another reason why Montréal is considered to be an international tourist destination beyond compare.