MONTREAL | City of Montreal has announced the closure of the parking lot of the parc du Mont-Royal and Notre-Dame island.
“In the context of the COVID-19, the City of Montreal announces the closure of the parking lot of the parc du Mont-Royal and the closure of the Notre-Dame island,” said Sunday the City of Montreal press release.
Administration Plant has also closed the passes through Atwater for “an indefinite period”.
These measures have been taken in the framework of the Québec government’s decision to ban gatherings, indoor or outdoor, in order to limit the spread of the COVID-19.
“We recall that the displacement of non-essential are very strongly discouraged, therefore, we invite the people to go to the parks near their residence”, has recommended that the office of the mayor Valerie Plant.
Even if the instructions are generally respected by the citizens, the City of Montréal said they have to take these additional measures, whose effect is immediate.
The traffic observed on Saturday, sunny day, the parc Mont-Royal and on île Notre-Dame has pushed the City to respond, especially as the “rules of social distancing were not sufficiently respected,” a-t was specified.
Even the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) had to intervene Saturday to the Lachine canal, was recalled in the City.