Plante announces new park

I’ve only got a tweet so far about the announcement of consolidation of parklands in the Far West, bringing together Anse-à-l’Orme, Bois-de-L’Île-Bizard, Bois-de-la-Roche, Cap-Saint-Jacques and the Rapides-du-Cheval-Blanc parks, and blocking a proposed development on wetlands in the area.

OK, here’s the Radio-Canada take, showing a map. Technically I suppose this will be “le plus grand parc urbain du Canada” – eight times the size of Central Park and four times that of Mount Royal park – and I’m glad they’re doing it, but it’s not central enough to the island of Montreal to be a true urban oasis comparable to the two mentioned.