Downtown Montreal is getting ready for the festival season.
Each year the city is booming with visitors from all over the world. The main gigs are International Jazz Festival, Grand Prix and Osheega. This means more traffic on the streets, and fully booked hotels and restaurants.
This Tuesday, 24th May at the outdoor press conference Mayor Valérie Plante and other city authorities announced the improvements that will help to manage the crowds. A hybrid working model will also minimize the traffic by the majority of office workers and employees working from home.
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10 streets will be open for the pedestrian traffic and there will be free parking downtown on Saturdays and Sundays. Public transit is the most recommended mean of transport.
We expect people to go out to enjoy the restaurants, performances, galleries, outdoor attractions and parks.
“The message we want to send to Montrealers is, your downtown is a vibrant place,” said Michel Leblanc, president of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal.
The city authorities want Montreal to be the most entertaining destination in Canada. Montrealers and visitors will have the best summer since the pandemic!