Seashore battles: preventing for extra waterfront entry for Montrealers


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Victor Balsis, president of Les AmiEs du Courant Sainte-Marie (ACSM), is hoping the town will get behind his group’s harbour bathtub undertaking, which he says can be even greater, higher and technically less complicated to put in than the one the town had in thoughts.

The group, which has been advocating for higher public entry to the river within the south-central neighbourhoods of Montreal for the previous decade, proposes the institution of a large swimming space within the Clock Tower Basin. One facet of that basin already has a man-made seaside, however the ACSM proposes that seaside be expanded to line the basin on three sides.

Victor Balsis, president of Les AmiEs du Courant Sainte-Marie, is hoping the city will get behind his group's harbour bath project for the Old Port, which he says would be even bigger and better than the city's idea.  
Credit: Les AmiEs du courant Sainte-Marie
“We noticed that basin there and it simply appears excellent to have some swimming, so individuals can go proper into the river,” says Victor Balsis, president of Les AmiEs du Courant Sainte-Marie. Picture by Les AmiEs du Courant Sainte-Marie

“We are saying construct an enormous seaside, that basically appears like a seaside, throughout the Clock Tower Basin,” Balsis mentioned. “Give us the concept we’ve got actually gone to the seaside, however we’re staying downtown. It could be an enormous benefit for the town for tourism and it will encourage individuals who dwell within the metropolis to remain within the metropolis.”