The Living City
The borough of Ville-Marie is the Montreal’s down-town neighborhood. It’s the economic, tourism and cultural hub of Montreal and one of a handful of downtown cores in North America that thousands of people also call home.
Nestled between the skyscrapers, that dominate the cityscape, a number of compelling initiatives are in the works to make the neighbourhood quieter, safer and eminently livable for those who give it its vibrancy.
The borough’s residential population is of about eight thousand, but as many as 50 000 people commute in for work or pleasure.
One of the projects focuses on making Ville-Marie a more pedestrian-friendly area. Nowadays, every summer the streets of Ville-Marie become an oasis of peace among a sea of office towers. The economic «lungs» of the city turn green, with sustainability-oriented initiatives designed to encourage active transportation, curb greenhouse gases in key areas and foster a true community feel. Its vehicle-free streets are warm and welcoming, setting the stage for encounters as invigorating as they are inspiring.
This sculpture was created using about 20 000 plants.
The living city reprsents Ville-Marie, a borough nestled between the skyscrapers, that dominate the cityscape. Photo by © ProvinceQuebec.com
The borough’s residential population is of about eight thousand, but as many as 50 000 people commute in for work or pleasure. Photo by © ProvinceQuebec.com
This work Living City was created using about 20 000 plants. Photo by © ProvinceQuebec.com