This is as close as it gets to waterfront access along Notre Dame Est, around rue Fullum. I don’t mean this as a critique – Condos and boardwalks alone do not make a viable city and Montreal was built on its port, industry and railways.
Meanwhile, Kate M at the Montreal city weblog gives readers an overview of the mounting criticism surrounding the Notre Dame and Turcot developments and points out that the issue is not limited to transit and urban boulevards vs highways and suburbs:
“Notre-Dame East functions to a large extent as an artery for the Port of Montreal and for the east-end refineries. Maybe we need to work on other ways of getting goods and materials to and from the port: making more use of the railways which already serve the port area would be a start.”