Boulevard Gouin Est
This leafy and inviting shared street along Boulevard Gouin Est this summer safely welcomes pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. Located in the heart of the Ancien-Village-du-Sault-au-Recollet heritage site, the street offers residents and visitors a recreational stroll steeped in history.
The 425-metre shared street project occupies a section of Boulevard Gouin Est between Rue De Martigny and Avenue Hamelin, in the northeast part of Ahuntsic-Cartierville. The Ancien-Village-du-Sault-au-Récollet heritage site lies on the shores of the Rivière des Prairies, near the Parc-nature de l’Île-de-la-Visitation. It is among the 10 historical destinations featured on Montréal’s Parcours Riverain. The historical heart of Sault-au-Récollet, one of the oldest establishments on the northern part of the island of Montréal, was occupied by aboriginal people from the Fort-Lorette Sulpician mission. The site was among the first on the island of Montréal to be visited by French explorers and missionaries.
The development of a people-friendly street where pedestrians, cyclists and motorists can mingle safely will allow Montrealers to discover the rich history of this natural environment and its heritage features.
This project is among the components set out in the Plan directeur de développement des berges de la rivière des Prairies – le Parcours Gouin (in French), which calls for the creation of a cultural and recreational tourist destination on the northern part of the island.
- Give back to pedestrians their rightful place.
- Help preserve the historical character of Sault-au-Récollet.
- Consolidate the commercial core of Sault-au-Récollet.
- Encourage activities that promote healthy lifestyle habits through walking and cycling.
- Broaden the scope of the cultural activities offered and create public spaces that foster a greater sense of safety.
- Street furniture
- Reception structure to share information about the pilot experiment in progress with passersby.
Residents are invited to suggest improvements to the project.