Friday, September 27th is Montreal’s climate change march. With over an estimated 300,000 people set to participate, it will take over the city!
Young Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg will be in Montreal taking part in the march and receive the key to the city from Mayor Valérie Plante. Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau has also confirmed that he will be in attendance.
The march will take place in the downtown area starting at noon this Friday, September 27, 2019. The starting point is set to be at the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Monument on Mount Royal and end in the vicinity of Place Bonaventure.
The precise route has not been released for security reasons but the SPVM has released a map indicating the areas to avoid from 12 to 7 pm. The zone consists of Berri and Peel Streets, and between St. Joseph Boulevard and De la Commune Street.
The STM has announced that they will provide free metro and bus transportation all day Friday. Exo will also provide free train services for off-island commuters. Note that due to the march, exo bus services will be disrupted. Starting at 11 am, all bus lines serving the Mansfield and downtown terminals will be redirected to the Longueuil and Angrignon terminals.
We are just one of the 850 cities around the world planning to take part in the climate change rallies on September 27.