Last week The City of Montreal announced their decision to honour the world-famous musician, Oscar Peterson, by naming the central public square of the McGill Avenue redevelopment after him. Located in the heart of the City, the square will serve as a prominent tribute to Mr Peterson who made significant contributions to both music and the City of Montreal. In the announcement speech, Mayor Valérie Plante described the future plans for the space, including immersive art installations inspired by Peterson's work. Oscar Peterson Place sits at the intersection of Ste-Catherine Street and de Maisonneuve Blvd and will be framed by a wrapping public amphitheatre. Fire and water features at the centre of the square give energy and life to the space year-round and generous planting zones invite an evolving landscape character into the urban sequence.
We are developing the design of McGill avenue and Oscar Peterson Place in close collaboration with our colleagues from Civiliti, SNC- Lavalin and the City of Montreal, with the goal to have the square open and functioning in the near future.
Read more about it here.