Phillips Square is about to get a $50 million facelift.
The City of Montreal announced today that the square in front of the Hudson’s Bay, in between Avenue Union and Place Phillips on Ste. Catherine will undergo extensive renovations and be transformed into a “Victorian-style” park.
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The revamped square will eliminate a total of 61 parking spots, all of the previously exiting vendor kiosks and will add 71 new trees, increasing the total from 19 to 90.
The city will widen the square’s sidewalks, add more green space, benches, free WiFi and a new LED light fixture that will change with the seasons.
Renovations are slated to begin in 2020 with a grand reopening date set for the end of 2021.
Renderings of the new soon-to-be Phillips Square can be found below.