The City of Montreal, in part with the Montreal Metropolitan Community (CMM) has announced that development of Verdun urban beach will be continuing for 2018, this time for work in the land and coastal aspects.
After Verdun administration obtained multiple permits and authorizations regarding the redevelopment of land in 2017, permits and authorization to develop the bays with aquatic grass beds and the shoreline have been granted.
Borough Mayor Jean-Francois Parenteau announces that the borough will be conducting “water quality monitoring tests throughout the summer,” all of which has been discussed with the Public Health Department of Montreal.
He shares in a release that they are aiming to complete work on the area in 2018 and offer swimming to the population in 2019.
The urban beach is part of Montreal’s 375th anniversary. Located behind the Verdun Auditorium, the area is meant to reflect the borough’s desire to give access to the river back to the people of Verdun and Montreal.
Staring in May 2018, development will continue with landscaping, the renaturalization of the bank, and construction of trails to increase public access.