Déjà si on pourrait faire ça avec le canal lachine, ça serait extraordinaire.
It isn't really my "vision". I was speaking to my mother this morning and she said the canal is never used. She would love to see people using it to kayak or turn it into another larger version of what they are doing to one of the Quai's in Old Montreal. It would be more than 6 km of fun during the summer and in the winter, it could be used to skate on (similar to the Rideau Canal in Ottawa).
Dernière modification par jesseps ; 21/03/2012 à 15h31.
Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people's money. It's quite a characteristic of them. - Thatcher 1976.
La granolerie c'est un arrondissement de Montréal! - Marie-France Bazzo au 98.5
In the summer there is always people fishing in the aqueduc...the water is probably even suited for swimming.
cialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people's money. It's quite a characteristic of them. - Thatcher 1976.
^I think we are being trolled
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In order to convert the canal for Winter recreational use, the water level would have to be brought down, like it is done in the Rideau and Chambly canals every year, thereby the problem.
The cost of decontaminating the 12kms of the canal would add up to millions. Also, there is concern that dredging up the bottom of the canal would weaken the sidewalls of the canal which are in fairly poor shape. Those walls would have to be repaired, increasing the tab that much more.