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More than one-half mile of elevated expressway was demolished in the heart of downtown Montréal to make way for a spectacular ground-level urban boulevard and over six acres of continuous public space, bookended by two monumental sculptures. Montréal was recently named Canada’s first recipient of a SITES certification, awarded by the Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) to honour the excellence demonstrated in implementing the innovative, sustainability-minded best practices that characterize the Bonaventure Project. (…) The Bonaventure initiative is the very embodiment of the possibilities open to downtown cores plagued by obsolete transportation infrastructure out of step with the priorities and values of the 21st century. [1]


[1]       “Projet Bonaventure.” Building. Accessed May 20, 2021. https://building.ca/gallery/projet-bonaventure/.

Additional information

Canadian Architect. “Projet Bonaventure Receives GBCI’s ‘SITES’ Green Building Certification.” Canadian Architect, July 30, 2018. https://www.canadianarchitect.com/projet-bonaventure-receives-gbcis-sites-green-building-certification/.

“Bonaventure Project Receives GBCI’s ‘SITES’ Green Building Certification.” Green Building Review, July 31, 2018. http://greenbuildingreview.com/bonaventure-project-receives-gbcis-sites-green-building-certification/.

GBCI Canada. Accessed May 25, 2021. http://www.gbcicanada.ca/.

MTLville. Retour En Images Sur Le Legs Bonaventure. YouTube, 2017. https://youtu.be/ldza0EmiDsM.

“News.” Canadian Architect, September 2018.

Southcott, Tanya. “Looking Back: Place Bonaventure, Montreal, Quebec.” Canadian Architect, July 3, 2019. https://www.canadianarchitect.com/place-bonaventure/.

Project Title: Projet Bonaventure
Artists:  Various contributors
Place: Montréal, QC

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