A park to be known as Place des Montrealaises expected to open in a few years

It'll be known as Place des Montrealaises... a park outside the Champ de Mars metro station.

The city of Montreal has unveiled a redevelopment plan for an area west of Viger square near city hall.

The park will feature flowers, a café as well as a stage for shows.

Mayor Valerie Plante sees it as a great link between old Montreal and downtown.

"I'm thrilled, I'm really excited about this project. The Old Port is the most visited area in Montreal and alot of tourists arrive by metro Champ de Mars, which is such a beautiful station and then they're kinda stuck with this scar", said the mayor. 

The price tag is estimated at more than 60 million dollars and the park is expected to open in 2022.

 

-With files from CTV News