Mont-Royal avenue Montreal church pews ski lift chairs repurposed recycled

Repurposed church pews and ski lift chairs will line Mont-Royal Avenue this summer

The Plateau introduces alternative uses for vacant seating.

The Mont-Royal Avenue Development Corporation has confirmed that 500 seats will be added to the pedestrian-only avenue this summer, in the form of recycled and repurposed church pews and ski lift chairs.

Architect Jean Beaudoin from Integral Jean Beaudoin, a studio specializing in the urban design of permanent and ephemeral spaces, made the announcement this morning, saying, “Looking forward to sitting with you on the main street of the Plateau!”

Repurposed church pews and ski lift chairs will soon line Mont-Royal avenue

Earlier this year, Mayor Valérie Plante confirmed that 10 Montreal streets are going pedestrian-only this summer.

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