Montreal's easternmost borough looks to revitalize aging commercial strip

With its four lanes of traffic, bare cement median and generic lamp posts, Maurice-Duplessis Boulevard isn't much to look at, but that doesn't mean it's got nothing to offer, says the head of the new business association in Rivière-des-Prairies.

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Bewaretheicespiders
Bewaretheicespiders
53 · 8 days ago · Reddit

Le syndrome du Boulevard Tashereau: Les stationnements en avant, c'est terriblement laid. Faut avoir la vitrine prês du trottoir et le stationnement, si il y a, a l'arrière. Mais une fois que c'est déja construit, pas évident a changer.

Ah puis un peu de végétation sur le terre-plein ca ne pourrait pas nuire.

acharnis
acharnis
22 · 8 days ago · Reddit

TIL there is a ~~strode~~ stroad called Maurice Duplessis Blvd.

I can think of 2 things to do to revitalize the strip... A diet and a name change!

Thesorus
Thesorus
9 · 8 days ago · Reddit

aboot fooking time.

un REV sur Maurice-Duplessis jusqu'à Larcordaire (genre) et un REV sur Lacordaire pour rejoindre la piste Rachel.

notian
notian
6 · 8 days ago · Reddit

Step 1 is probably dropping minimum parking requirements for businesses on that street.step 2 is making it not a stroad Luke other comments have said.

But the people who actually live there would probably think we're bicycle communists who just hate cars and want to bankrupt small businesses.

The guy wants new signs and facades for the aging strip malls and probably a grass median so it looks nicer as they drive by.

TheLittlestHibou
TheLittlestHibou
5 · 8 days ago · Reddit

Didn't Maurice Duplessis torture tens of thousands of Quebecois children and other innocent people?

How many other places in Montreal are named after the Grande Noirceur?