Build it and they will come
Build it and they will come.
That's what the Quebec government, the city of Montreal and municipalities in the greater metropolitain region are banking on in their plans to create hubs of green space and public transit to lure developers and residents.
They're splitting the $150-million cost to map out major projects that hinge on these elements, such as parks, a bike path between Oka and Mont St. Hilaire, and the former Blue Bonnets/ Hippodrome site.
"This is really the implementation of a vision that has been building in the Montreal area with elected officials in civil society for ten years and we're starting to implement in concrete terms this vision," Quebec Minister for Montreal Jean-François Lisée told a news conference.
The projects themselves should materialize in six or seven years.