Sunday, March 1, 2009

City Will Revamp Place d'Armes, Downtown Squares

Place D'Armes

The Montreal Gazette:

Dorchester Square, Place du Canada get facelift as part of $20-million plan.

The city has earmarked $20 million for the redesign of Place d'Armes in Old Montreal and the restoration of Dorchester Square and Place du Canada this year.

Cardinal Hardy/Teknika-HBA - the urban landscape architects responsible for the recent reconfiguration of Norman Bethune Square near Concordia University and the design of Place d'Youville in Old Montreal - have begun work on plans to revamp the two public spaces.

An estimated $14 million will be spent on the Place d'Armes redesign.

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