The river promenade project that will link six towns, from Sainte-Catherine to Saint-Lambert, has taken a new step. A mandate was granted for the realization of the concept, the risk analysis as well as the plans and specifications thanks to an agreement between the City of Sainte-Catherine, mandated by the Metropolitan Community of Montreal (CMM), and the Corporation of management of the St. Lawrence River Seaway.
The architectural firm Daoust Lestage, which was notably responsible for the design of the Quartier des spectacles in Montreal and the Promenade Samuel-de-Champlain in Quebec, will be responsible for these stages for the project.
The latter will include a path contiguous to the shore, rest stops and observation points, as well as a multifunctional path connected to the Metropolitan bicycle network, all along the seaway dyke. The Promenade will run alongside the towns of Delson, Candiac, La Prairie and Brossard.
“By signing this agreement, the Corporation de gestion de la Voie maritime du Saint-Laurent has demonstrated its openness and its willingness to carry out promising projects in collaboration with the community, for the benefit of the well-being of our communities ”, underlines the mayoress of Sainte-Catherine, Jocelyne Bates.
She adds that she is delighted with this new partnership “which certainly marks an essential milestone in the realization of the River Walk”.
Green and blue frame
The project represents the first sentence in the development of the Green and Blue Trame of Greater Montreal. It aims to enhance the recreational infrastructures of the seaway dyke “while respecting its vocation and its fundamental activities”, indicates the office of the minister responsible for the Metropolis and the Montreal region, Chantal Rouleau.
The latter expresses that “the river promenade is a unifying project for the citizens of the metropolitan region, and particularly for those of the southern ring, who will be the first to benefit from its facilities”.