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The Pedestrian Wellington Street: Life is Well!
3 June au 15 September 2024

Get out your best flip-flops and step onto Promenade Wellington, which will be pedestrianized from June 3 to September 15, 2024, between rue Régina and 6th Avenue! The street will reopen to the car circulation on September 19th at the end of the day.

As in previous years, pedestrianization will take place in two phases:

 

🚧 Closure of the street and securing of the perimeter by the Borough of Verdun from June 3;

🌴 Installation of landscaping and embellishment by SDC Wellington from June 10.

 

Pedestrianization in 2024 will once again be guided by the street’s welcoming, dynamic atmosphere; comfortable, flower-filled and shaded landscaping; even more greenery; and cultural and artistic programming to ensure a good time!

An accessible destination

BY METRO - De l'Église station

BY BUS - Lines 12, 37, 58, 61 and 350

BY BIKE OR BIXI - Plenty of bike paths and several BIXI stations nearby.

BY CAR - More than 500 parking spaces nearby, including the 260-space Éthel parking garage.

ACCESSIBILITY - Several on-street parking lots and drop-off points near Wellington Street for people with reduced mobility.

Universal Access

To better meet the needs of customers with reduced mobility, our team, supported by the advice of people concerned by these issues and the Borough of Verdun, has put in place several initiatives:

  • Landing areas: in addition to the existing parking spaces for people with reduced mobility, landing areas will be added along the pedestrian street (see parking map for locations);

 

  • Access ramps: Fifteen access ramps will be added: five on the long stretches of Promenade Wellington and nine to improve access to each cool island;

 

  • Relaxation areas: street furniture will be adapted for people with reduced mobility;

 

  • Toilets: a toilet accessible to people with reduced mobility will be located at the corner of De L’Église and Wellington.
Pedicabs & Eva transport services

PEDICAB SERVICE

Offered in collaboration with our mobile partner Fizz, our free bike-taxi service will be back on June 20 with a fleet of electric bikes to help you get around this summer!

From June 20 to September 15, call out to one on the street and take advantage of our free pedicab services. Whether it’s to help you carry your groceries, get you to your happy hour or simply enjoy a breezy ride, our drivers are waiting for you!

 

Operating hours

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: no service

Thursday: 1 pm to 9 pm

Friday: 1 pm to 9 pm

Saturday: 11am to 6pm

Sunday: 11am to 6pm

 

Dates of service: June 20 to September 15, 2024

EVA TRANSPORTATION SERVICE

With the pedestrianization of Promenade Wellington, the Borough of Verdun, in collaboration with Eva Coop, is offering a free car transportation service to and from Promenade Wellington for people aged 65+, with reduced mobility and pregnant people.

The service is available 7 days a week, from June 3 to September 20, 2024.

 

Book your transportation at 514 228-3979 to order a ride now or to reserve in advance.

 

SCHEDULES

Monday to Friday: 10am to 9pm

Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 6pm

 

SERVICE AREA

The service serves the Verdun / Desmarchais / Lasalle / Strathmore quadrilateral, including seniors’ residences on the waterfront and Verdun Hospital.

Avec la piétonnisation de la Promenade Wellington, l’Arrondissement de Verdun, en collaboration avec Eva Coop, offre un service de transport gratuit en voiture pour se rendre ou revenir de la Promenade Wellington pour les personnes âgées de 65 ans et +, à mobilité réduite et les personnes enceintes.

Pedestrian-bicycle cohabitation

Cyclists and their bikes must travel slowly on Wellington.

This project will be in force until the end of pedestrianization, unless otherwise specified. And for this pedestrian/bicycle project to be a success once again, and to last all summer long, we need everyone to show good judgment and civic-mindedness.

Cyclists, here are the keys to good cohabitation on the Well:

 

  • Be as civilized as you are on the bike path near the riverbanks. Pedestrian/bike cohabitation already exists in Verdun!

 

  • The pedestrian street belongs to pedestrians and is not a major traffic artery! Please take the waterfront or the bike path on Verdun Street if you have several street corners to go. This project is designed to make life easier for people who want to shop by bike on the street.

 

  • We adjust to the traffic on the street (just like on the highway!) – when the street is quiet, we ride at walking speed; when it’s busy or the happy hour is in full swing, we disembark and walk alongside our bikes.

 

  • Keep your distance (2 metres minimum) – Nobody likes to be tailgated, whether you’re on foot or on a bike!

 

  • Watch out for our kids! – Children run and move in unpredictable ways. So be careful.

 

We’re sure that if everyone follows these simple rules, things will go smoothly!

Thank you for your cooperation!

 

General questions
We answer your questions!

When will Promenade Wellington become pedestrianized?

Promenade Wellington will be entirely pedestrianized, between rue Régina and 6th Avenue, from June 3, 2024 until September 15, 2024. The street will reopen to cars on September 19.

 

What new features are planned for Promenade Wellington?

Terraces and relaxation areas will be set up at several points along the street. They will welcome visitors wishing to shop, work or relax during their visit on Wellington street. A number of swings and deckchairs will also be set up along the pedestrian street to relax and have a good time. The petanque court will also be back, and to add to the fun, game-style frescoes will be painted on the ground! Check out the “Amenities and programming” tab to find out all about it!

  

Will there be accessible washrooms?

Yes, two toilets, including one for people with reduced mobility, will be installed at the corner of rue Wellington and rue De L’Église.

In the event of a move or other exceptional circumstances (e.g. renovation work requiring the occupation of a public space, etc.), am I allowed to drive onto the street?

Yes, but you must apply to the borough for a permit to occupy the public domain at least 2 days before the desired date. You’ll need to fill out the online form on the Ville de Montréal website to request a work permit. For moving on the pedestrian street, you can write to the following address: verdun-ing@ville.montreal.qc.ca.

  

EVENTS

Are there any events planned for Wellington this summer?

You bet! A whole summer program will be in effect for the summer period. Some of it will be offered by the Borough of Verdun and QUAI 5160, some by Wellington Street’s member merchants and citizens, and another portion of events will be organized by the SDC Wellington to liven up the pedestrian street during the summer. Details coming soon!

 

Is there a sidewalk sale planned on Wellington this summer?

There will be two sidewalk sales on Wellington this summer.

The summer sidewalk sale will take place from June 7 to 9, 2024. Find all the details here!

The back-to-school sidewalk sale will take place during the Festival Marionnettes Plein la rue, from August 23 to 25, 2024.

Please note that for this edition, only Promenade Wellington member merchants will be able to participate in the sidewalk sale.

More details to come over the summer!

Parking and bus detours

PARKING MAP

Extensive signage will be installed on the cross-streets to indicate the many parking lots available on the street’s periphery (approx. 500 units):

  • Éthel parking garage, approx. 260 spaces available between rue de l’Église and rue Hickson (access via rue Ethel and pedestrian exit on rue Wellington);
  • At the corner of 3rd avenue and Wellington (parking behind businesses on the odd side between 3e and 4e avenues);
  • On  Gordon street, corner of Wellington (parking behind businesses on odd side accessible via rue Gordon).

Look out for the signage campaign around the street, which will guide you to the public parking lot on your way.

 

The IGA grocery store also has a private parking lot for customers via Willibrord. Approximately 40 spaces available.

BUS DETOURS

Please note that the four daytime routes (21, 58, 61 and 71) and the nighttime route (350) will be diverted onto Boulevard LaSalle.

You can get directly to Promenade Wellington via De l’Église station (green line), Wellington exit.

 

Partenaires

Thanks to our partners