Canada/Three landscaped spaces will welcome passers-by in downtown Sherbrooke this summer

Published on 12/06/2024 | La rédaction


Three spaces will be set up this summer to welcome passers-by to downtown Sherbrooke. Chairs, relaxing furniture and fun activities will welcome the crowds under the theme of "Urban Manufacture".

The city had already announced that rue Wellington Nord would be one-way northbound (from rue King Ouest to rue Frontenac) as of June 17. A sector of the street, between Meadow and Albert streets, will also be completely closed to automobile traffic to accommodate people on foot and on wheels, according to the city.

At Tuesday's plenary committee meeting, elected officials heard a presentation on the preliminary development plans for this pedestrian area, as well as for two other sectors.ton, but also for two other downtown areas, near the Magog River and Strathcona Square, near City Hall.

Between rue Albert and rue Meadow, tables, galleries and play elements such as misters will be installed.

By the river, deckchairs and sand toys will be available for passers-by.

Near the town hall, roofs and picnic tables will welcome the public.


A meeting was organized at the beginning of May to present these ideas to shopkeepers and other downtown stakeholders. In all, some 30 people attended.

It's the biggest step forward we've made on this project. I remember when I started my mandate, the merchants and users said, "We want not only to be included, but we want to be part of the conversation." We had a great conversation. There have been occasional meetings not only with shopkeepers, but also with users, with the offices that are there, so as to create a nice dynamic," Councillor Raïs Kibonge told Vivement le retour.

This year, I'm really happy to see the extent to which we've been able to get maximum support [...] In terms of communication, in terms of synergy, it's a great success.

A quote from Raïs Kibonge, town councillor, on Vivement le retour .

The road markings for this project will be put in place as of June 17, but some of the improvements will be delivered in the downtown area in early July.

Rue Wellington Nord will remain a one-way street until September 3. Motorists will have to take a detour via Albert, Webster and Meadow streets, says the city in a press release.

Rue Wellington Nord will also be completely pedestrianized during major events such as the Fête nationale, Sherblues & Folk and Bouffe ton Centro.

To facilitate bicycle travel, a bike lane will be set up in the opposite direction to car traffic, the release also states.


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