Sunday, April 26, 2009

Mackay Street Green Space Plan Draws Merchants' Ire

Mackay Street is the heart of Concordia’s downtown campus

From The CBC:

Some merchants and residents in downtown Montreal are angry with plans to turn a section of Mackay Street into a pedestrian mall.

The City of Montreal has approved a project pitched by Concordia University called the "Greening of Mackay," which would see the street transformed into a summer park with an outdoor music venue between De Maisonneuve and Sherbrooke streets from early May to early October.

About 40 parking spots would be eliminated during that period.

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