Mayor Denis Coderre has decided that a portion of University Street in downtown Montreal will be renamed to honour the memory of former Quebec Premier Robert Bourassa.
The decision comes after some two months of discussions and consultations including with officials at McGill University who have approved the proposal to rename the section of University Street below Rene Levsque in Bourassa's honour.
La Presse reports this morning that relatives of the late Premier have been invited to a ceremony in the Hall of Honour at city hall August 27th at which time the announcement is expected.
The Commission de toponymie, the organization which manages place names in Quebec will meet September 2nd at which time the proposal may be approved.
In the fall the city will finalize plans to rebuild the Bonaventure Expressway transforming it into an urban boulevard which will run from the Lachine Canal to Notre Dame connected to what is currently University Street.