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Floating Baths are Coming to Montreal in 2017. Yes, Floating Baths

Montreal will soon become a city of many beaches and floating baths. You read that right. An impressive waterfront plan is scheduled to be completed in 2017 featuring installations in Old Montreal, Verdun and other parts of the city making summer here even more exciting than it already is

Old Montreal will be the recipient of floating baths inspired by those seen in Copenhagen, Berlin, New York and London.

And while you’re going to have to wait until 2017, we suspect it’s going to be worth it.

The CBC reported about Mayor Denis Coderre’s unveiling of a waterfront plan for Montreal tat includes floating baths located in the Old Port.

So what exactly is a floating bath?

To get as basic as we can it’s an urban swimming poll surrounded by a wooden platform. Anyone excited yet?

But it doesn’t simply stop with floating baths, our mayor has even more in the works than just blessing Old Montreal with this gift.

Part of Montreal’s waterfront plan also includes:

– A program to help support local initiatives aimed at outdoor activities.
– New beaches in Verdun and Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles.
– A program aimed at improving access to the Rivière des Prairies.
– Renaturalization of the rivers, collection of runoff, and focus on green infrastructure.

So when is this all expected to take place?

The completion is scheduled for Montreal’s 375th Anniversary in 2017.

Get your speedos and bikinis ready.


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