Sanitary corridor installed in Villeray

Avleen K Mokha

The mayor of Villeray shared a photograph of the sanitary corridor on April 24. Source: Rosannie Filato
The mayor of Villeray shared a photograph of the sanitary corridor on her social media. Source: Rosannie Filato

As part of the city of Montreal’s measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, a pedestrian corridor will now be accessible on Jarry Street East between Boyer and Saint-Denis streets.

Facilitate essential travel

This corridor allows pedestrians to travel on wider sidewalks and so comply more easily with the rules of social distancing.
The first section of the corridor, 400 meters long, will be accessible from April 24. 

Located between Boyer and Saint-Denis streets, it will include several essential businesses, such as a bakery, a fruit store or a pharmacy.

Within a few weeks, the city plan a second corridor, between Saint-Denis and Saint-Laurent boulevard. With a length of 300 meters, the latter should connect to Jarry Park.

The different sections of the corridor will be identified using posters at the entry points.

Supporting local businesses in a safe manner

The borough of Villeray-Saint-Michel-Park-Extension wishes to maintain the access of residents to local businesses that are hard hit by the COVID-19 crisis. At the same time, the corridor is a tool to help residents comply with the social distancing guidelines issued by the  Public Health authorities.