Spacing has part two of its ideas for “reimagining” Saint-Viateur, although what they’re asking for seems a tad too rue Laurier in its intentions. It isn’t inherently a pretty street, but they’re thinking abstractedly, like architects. The kind of lighting, for example, that works around the corner on the Bibliothèque Mile End, which used to be a cosy little Anglican church, would be lost on the massive façade of St. Michael’s. And while traffic calming is always worth considering, Saint-Viateur is already a lot narrower than Bernard, and narrowing it further risks making drivers more impatient to get by, not less.
I still don’t think it needs fixing.