In addition to countering the heat island effect, the greening of Peter McGill’s Quartier 21 gives the project immediate visibility.
In spring 2009, owners, merchants and organizations of the Saint-Mathieu Street, Saint-Marc Street and Boulevard De Maisonneuve participated in a series of greening projects.
Since June 2009, participants in the greening project included:
On Saint-Mathieu Street :
- 1420 Saint-Mathieu Residential apartments
- Anatolia, vente de pizzas
- Bocca-Doro, Italian restaurant
- Origami, Communication Agency
- New York system, Laundromat
On street De Maisonneuve :
- 1801 De Maisonneuve, the building housing the CLSC Métro
In spring 2012, new tree boxes will be built along St-Marcstreet, St-Mathieu street and De Maisonneuve blvd. Tree boxes that are currently empty will be widened before a new tree is planted. Also, curb extensions will be built on the corner of St-Marc street at either end of the block, as well as a set of curb extensions in the middle of St-Mathieu street.
These interventions will reduce the speed of vehicular traffic while improving the safety of pedestrians. Planting trees and shrubs will reduce the albedo effect.
All of these interventions on the public domain are financed by our partners with the objective of reducing the heat island effect: Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec and Ville-Marie borough.
Drawing prepared by Affleck + de la Riva in the mandate of Quartier 21
This project is funded by the Green Fund as part of Action 21 of the 2006-2012 Action Plan on Climate Change of the Government of Quebec.