Avenue Bernard in Outremont is a dynamic public space rich in culture. The street will feature a pedestrian zone until October 31, 2021. Residents can take advantage of the area’s generous offer of restaurants and businesses, its theatre, and street furniture designed for relaxing and socializing.
Bustling Avenue Bernard, in the heart of Montréal, is surrounded by historical establishments and green spaces, making it a highly desirable neighbourhood that offers a good quality of life and is fun to explore on foot. The street’s active and diversified social and community fabric lends added vitality to Outremont.
With several schools, churches, places of worship, retail stores and institutions, Avenue Bernard holds wide-ranging appeal. And with the Théâtre Outremont, Parc St-Viateur, Place Marcelle-Ferron and a host of other places all located nearby, it’s no small wonder that Montrealers flock to this sought-after area for its effervescence and charm. The Avenue Bernard project stems from a desire to embellish the public space and allow residents to appropriate it by giving them access to a greener and more attractive pedestrian street.
- Appropriation of the public space by residents, in a spirit of sustainable development
- Integration of diverse communities
- Active participation by NPOs
- Enhancement of commercial activities
- Greening of the avenue to mitigate heat islands
- Enhancement of Outremont’s urban architecture and history
- Improving safety in the public space
- Rest and walking area to allow users to appreciate the warm and peaceful atmosphere on Avenue Bernard
- Beautification of the public space with the addition of street furniture (parklets, ambient lighting)
- Urban agriculture project
- Presentation of dynamic and family-friendly cultural events and public markets