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Will the street go back to being as busy as it once was?

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In past summers, the number of people walking in and out of stores on Sainte-Catherine slowly begins to multiply around this time of year.

As it stands right now, retail stores on Sainte-Catherine, along with everywhere else in Greater Montreal, that have their own outside entrancesare expected to reopen as of May 25.

This is in line with the date given by the Government of Quebec’s gradual reopening of retail stores in the Greater Montreal area, which has already been pushed back twice.

The questions focused on Sainte-Catherine street, but the majority of the answers are fitting for any highly occupied street in Montreal.

What can Montrealers expect if stores on Sainte-Catherine start opening up again as of May 25?

In terms of traffic, the few examples of cities around the world that have already allowed the reopening of businesses to show a relatively slow return of customers. Montrealers could experience a similar situation.

Since teleworking will probably be the preferred method for the next several weeks, a large proportion of downtown workers will not be back in the short term, which will limit business traffic and allow us all to get used to our new reality.

Will the street be heavily monitored by police to ensure social distancing?

High-density commercial roads, such as rue Sainte-Catherine, avenue Mont-Royal, or rue Saint-Laurent, will require special attention to ensure that people are physically distanced from one another.

Do you think things will simply go back to the way they were in regards to how busy Sainte-Catherine usually is? If not, what will be the main changes being made on the street?

Managing traffic inside businesses could lead to line-ups on public property (sidewalks).

Montreal is putting in place measures to increase the capacity of the public domain, including the implementation of sanitary corridors.

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Will stores be forced to reopen once the government gives the ok, or will each store get to decide their own reopening date?


No business will be forced to resume operations.

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source mtlblog



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