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Montréal Iberville Passenger Terminal restoration sparks public interest

Montréal Port Authority
The plans would restore existing infrastructure and add public spaces and better connectivity to the city
The Montréal Port Authority reports a hundred people attended three public open houses this month to learn about plans to restore the Alexandra Pier and Iberville Passenger Terminal and share their opinions.

This $78m project, subject to financing, would 'breathe new life into the reception facilities for passengers from large cruise ships,' as the port authority put it.

Historic Alexandra Pier was a gateway for immigrants and served what was once the world's biggest grain port. Iberville Passenger Terminal was inaugurated during Expo 67.

The plans, using existing infrastructure, feature a passenger terminal with a green roof that is accessible at all times, public places and an observation tower inspired by lighthouses.

The restored facility would be better integrated into the city, with the aim of creating a sense of port ownership on the part of the public. Details are here.

Leading up to the open houses, some 20 meetings were held with stakeholders to gather input and comments and answer questions. The public perception of the project was very positive, the port authority stated.