Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Concordia, Ville-Marie Scrap 'Greening Of Mackay St.'

Fine-art dealer Robert Landau petitioned Ville Marie borough to halt plans to cut 45 spaces from Mackay St. this summer. "I've got the bit in my teeth and I won't let go," Landau said. Photograph by: Marie-France Coallier, The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

Concordia University and the city’s downtown Ville-Marie borough have, together, quietly pulled the plug on what the university had called the “Greening of Mackay” St.

The plan had been to eliminate 45 parking spaces this summer, on the western side of the city block anchored at de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. by the Henry F. Hall Building, running north to Sherbrooke St. W.

Revelation of the scheme had sparked an instant and visceral uproar among area merchants and residents.

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