Plateau draws lines on terrasses, artists
The Plateau has just adopted a new rule saying bar terrasses have to be accessible to people in wheelchairs.
It’s also adopted a plan to keep artists in the eastern part of the Mile End – the old industrial area radiating off Saint-Viateur east of the Main – by stopping condo conversions in the area.
There was a plan a few years ago to cut Saint-Viateur through de Gaspé. Chris DeWolf wrote about it on Spacing in early 2008 with the expectation it would happen in 2009. I seem to recall the city wanted to link Saint-Viateur a further block to Saint-Denis, but I have a feeling this would create the kind of traffic flow the current Plateau administration wouldn’t want to encourage.