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Photograph: SDC Plaza St-Hubert

Montreal street ranked coolest in the world will be pedestrian-only this summer

Over 10 Montreal streets will be restricted to foot traffic this summer, with one brand new addition.

Written by
Laura Osborne

It’s official: 9 km of road in 7 boroughs will be car-free this summer, including one Montreal street that recently ranked one of the coolest streets in the world.

Out of the 11 commercial streets in different neighbourhoods across Montreal being turned into pedestrian-only zones this summer, Plaza St. Hubert has made the list for the first time.

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The 2-km strip bordered by rue de Bellechasse and rue Jean-Talon is making headlines thanks to its fresh new look and a slew of buzzy new restaurants and killer bar openings (we dare you not to fall in love with this country-themed saloon). 

All this and more makes Plaza St. Hubert officially one of the coolest places to be in Montreal right now. Blake Lively, can you hear us?

Which Montreal streets will be pedestrian only this summer?

Here is a list of Montreal's pedestrian streets for this summer:

Avenue Bernard
Between Avenue Outremont and Avenue Bloomfield from May 17 to September 27

Avenue Duluth Est
Between Boulevard Saint-Laurent and Rue Saint-Hubert from May 14 to October 15

Avenue du Mont-Royal
Between Saint-Laurent and Saint-Denis from June 5 to October 14; Between Saint-Denis and De Lorimier from June 5 to August 26

Place du Marché-du-Nord (Marché Jean-Talon)
Between Avenue Casgrain and Avenue Henri-Julien from June 6 to October 13

Plaza Saint-Hubert 
Between Bellechasse and Jean-Talon from July 4 to August 25

Rue De Castelnau Est
Between Rue Saint-Denis and Avenue De Gaspé from May 15 to October 31

Rue Ontario Est
Between Boulevard Pie-IX and Rue Darling from June 17 to September 7 

Rue Saint-Denis and Rue Émery
Between Rue Sherbrooke Est and Boulevard De Maisonneuve Est from June 18 to September 17

Rue Sainte-Catherine Est
Between Rue Saint-Hubert and Avenue Papineau from May 17 to October 17

Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest (and part of Rue Balmoral and Avenue Clark)
Between Rue De Bleury and Boulevard Saint-Laurent from May 1 to October 31

Rue Wellington
Between 6e Avenue and Rue Régina from June 3 to September 15

Promenade Wellington
Photograph: Caroline Perron | Promenade Wellington

What is the best walking street in Montreal?

Montreal's Plaza St, Hubert was recently ranked one of the coolest streets in the world, in addition to rue Wellington which ranked number one on Time Out's list of the coolest streets in the world two years ago.
Plaza St-Hubert
Photograph: Simon Laroche Photographie

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