Saint-Laurent boulevard tops a recent list of 9 great streets around the world created by NYC-based Project for Public Spaces.
The Main is described as a cool combo of trendy, eclectic and nostalgic, and recognized for its cultural diversity. Apparently 14 different ethnicitys have claimed sections of the Main. (Chinatown, Little Italy, Little Portugal, the traditionally Jewish area, plus surely a good dose of French and English…what else?).
Other “great boulevards” were in Spain, Sweden, Argentina and Las Vegas. PPS also list great commerical streets, transit streets, pedestrian streets, residential streets, markets and more. Sainte-Catherine was nominated inthe commerical street category.
PPS also urges people to nominate “worst streets” for their hall of shame. Surely, there are a few around Montreal that could conquor that category as well.
Top photo: Société de développement du boulevard Saint-Laurent, reproduced by Project for Public Spaces.