Gone are the mud, jackhammers and building crews from round Phillips Sq. at Sainte-Catherine Avenue and Union Avenue in downtown Montreal.

The newly restored area was inaugurated Monday after work began two years in the past.

On account of the $50-million facelift, Metropolis of Montreal officers say the area is now 35 per cent bigger, 35 bushes — triple the quantity that have been there earlier than — have been planted and extra road furnishings in addition to water jets have been put in .

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“Our goal is to make downtown Montreal the greenest downtown in North America,” Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante mentioned Monday throughout the sq.’s inauguration. “Sq. Phillips, I’d say, launches the completion of the primary part of Sainte-Catherine renovations.”

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The work was performed as a part of the redevelopment of Sainte-Catherine Avenue West.

“Subsequent 12 months we start Section 2 of Sainte-Catherine between Mansfield and Peel,” mentioned Emilie Thuillier, Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough mayor and Metropolis of Montreal govt committee member answerable for infrastructure.

“We are going to do Peel, the REV (Specific Bike Community) on Peel between Rene Levesque and de Maisonneuve and likewise Metcalf Avenue between Sq. Dorchester and Les Cours Mont Royal. Two years.”

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Enterprise house owners across the sq. say they’re relieved the renovations are lastly over.

“Now we’ve a very nice view from our rooms,” mentioned Lucie Manceau, rooms division supervisor at Lodge Birks Montreal on the western aspect of the sq.. “That is actually necessary for our company to have a pleasant setting.”

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