Parking woes on Sainte-Catherine Street – The Société de Développement Commercial Destination Centre-Ville is pleased to announce measures being taken to facilitate access to Sainte-Catherine Street during the first phase of road construction.
Since February 11, the Ville de Montréal has been completing major roadwork to revitalize the infrastructure on Sainte-Catherine Street. Lot 1 of the first phase of the work, located between De Bleury Street and Robert Bourassa Boulevard, is expected to continue until fall 2019.
To ensure that members with places of business in the sector concerned can continue to operate and, more importantly, remain accessible and attractive to the public, Destination Centre-Ville has decided to implement special measures to make parking in the sector easier.
“We’re lucky in Montreal to have the longest, and soon the most beautiful, commercial artery in Canada. This is why it’s important that it remains accessible at all times for visitors to Montreal and people who work in the city or come to the city on business. We’re very pleased to be able to provide these services in collaboration with the Ville-Marie borough and the Ville de Montréal,” states Emile Roux, executive director of Destination Centre-Ville.
“The Ville de Montréal is proud to support initiatives that make life easier for Montreal’s residents, especially during construction work. Sainte-Catherine Street is a unique and vital artery in the city. It is a major events district where people come to dine, shop at the boutiques and take a leisurely stroll, ” says Robert Beaudry, head of economic and commercial development on the city’s executive committee.
Launch of a valet service near the construction zone
A car-parking service has been available on weekends since February 23rd and will continue to be offered until the end of construction (Saturdays from 10 am to 11 pm and Sundays from 10 am to 8 pm).
Two drop-off points are available: at the corner of Sainte-Catherine Street and Mansfield Street, to the west, and at the corner of De Maisonneuve Boulevard and De Bleury Street, to the north.
Preferential rate: $8 with presentation of a valet coupon stamped by a merchant located in the construction zone (regular rate without a stamp: $15). Valid for unlimited parking during activities.
Preferential rate through the CityParking mobile app
With the CityParking app, users can reserve a private, underground or outdoor parking space and enjoy a preferential rate near the construction zone.
When using the app, users receive one hour of free parking for the first hour, as well as a second free hour in the parking zones located near the work site by entering the promotional code DCV2019 in the app. The promotional code is limited to two uses per user and the number of uses may be revised in the future based on demand.
In the coming months, Destination Centre-Ville may update these measures or develop new measures to respond to issues related to the modernization of Sainte-Catherine Street.