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Corridor vert des Cinq Écoles

Corridor vert des Cinq Écoles

01/01/2015 - 31/12/2020

The Corridor vert des 5 écoles program is a portfolio of projects scheduled to run from 2016 to 2020 in the Montreal North borough. These innovative projects are designed to orchestrate a series of interventions across urban spaces, public and private, in order to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors, and to encourage them to take ownership of these spaces and equipment.

The Corridor vert project covers the area between Rolland Boulevard and Laurier Avenue, from Renoir to Pascal, which is one of Montreal North’s busiest stretches. It covers around half a square kilometer, and it includes five schools, two parks, an arena, a library and an auditorium. Each day, nearly 6,000 school children, teachers, and parents pass by this area to get to their schools.

There are several different types of interventions planned: planting trees and increasing greenery, removing fences, creating passages and other connections between the schools, improving public buildings and parks, limiting traffic, adding road markings and additional activities. In order to realize a project of this magnitude, the district has consulted with experts and signed important agreements with the Pointe-de-l’Île and Montreal English school boards, as well as with the Greening Society of Metropolitan Montreal (SOVERDI) and Vélo-Québec.

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