Here's what Parc Jean-Drapeau's near-$1B renovations will look like (RENDERINGS)

Apr 15 2021, 9:40 am

The City of Montreal has big plans to transform Parc Jean-Drapeau over the next decade — $970 million big.

Mayor Valérie Plante made the announcement on Wednesday. She says her administration will focus on giving the park more green space, and it will be closed off to motorists.

Buses, bicycles, and electric vehicles will be able to access the island’s different destinations, including the swimming pool, Biosphere, concert venues, and the Gilles Villeneuve track.

As part of Parc Jean-Drapeau’s facelift, the concert venue Place des Nations will be completely redone. The improvements are expected to be completed by 2030.

Motorists will be able to drive to the park but will be asked to leave their vehicles in Île Ste-Hélène and Île Notre-Dame parking lots.

Plante said the park would “look like Brooklyn” when the decade-long project is complete. With green space capacity increased by 30%, it will offer “beautiful views of Montreal and the Jacques-Cartier Bridge.”

Until then, here are renderings of how the park is expected to look in 2030.

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