April 27, 2017

Closure of Sherbrooke St. on April 29-30 and May 6-7 & Upper McTavish May 2-9

Please note that due to the City of Montreal’s construction projects near the downtown campus, Sherbrooke Street will be closed to vehicular traffic in both directions between Peel and University Streets this weekend (Saturday, April 29, and Sunday, April 30) and next weekend (Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7). Pedestrians will still be able to circulate on Sherbrooke and access campus, as will emergency response vehicles. Peel and University Streets will remain open to vehicular traffic. Motorists wishing to circulate around the campus on those dates should follow these detours established by the City. The 24 East bus will be rerouted through Pine Ave. between Peel Street and Parc Avenue.

We also take this opportunity to inform you that, except for those two weekends, the temporary stops for the 24 East bus route will remain in effect until May 12, as will the temporary route for the 24 West bus (via de Maisonneuve Bldv.).

Finally, note that McTavish Street between Doctor-Penfield and Pine Avenues will be closed to vehicular traffic (except for emergency response vehicles and delivery/service vehicles) from Tuesday, May 2, to Tuesday, May 9, inclusively.

March 9, 2017

Closure of temporary staircase at Doctor-Penfield Ave. March 10-17

Please note that the temporary staircase located at McTavish Street and Doctor-Penfield Avenue will be closed starting tomorrow until Friday, March 17 (inclusively) due to excavation work to be performed by the City of Montreal in that area.

The temporary staircase located between the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Building and the Brown Building will remain open. Pedestrians wanting to reach Doctor-Penfield Avenue will be able to do so through the Brown Building on weekdays, from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Outside regular hours, pedestrians will need to walk around Morrice Hall and along the west side of the Leacock Building, where a temporary pathway will allow pedestrians to cross Doctor-Penfield. Signs will be installed to direct pedestrians. See this map for more details.

I also take this opportunity to inform you that the City tells us construction crews working on Sherbrooke Street or McTavish Street/Doctor-Penfield Avenue may work evenings and throughout the night in the next few weeks in order to stay on schedule. We will unfortunately not necessarily get advance notice of work schedules, which may change from one day to the next. We regret any disruptions overnight work may cause to members of the McGill community, especially students who live nearby. We do have a commitment from the City that no noisy work be conducted during the final exam period in April.

Feb. 22, 2017

Partial closure of Robert-Bourassa Blvd. & changes in Roddick Gates access

The City of Montreal has informed us that Robert-Bourassa Blvd. (formerly University St.) will be closed to vehicular traffic all weekend on Feb. 25 and 26, 2017 between President-Kennedy Ave. and Sherbrooke St. This closure is related to the construction work the City is conducting on Sherbrooke St. Pedestrian access will be maintained. See this map for proposed detours.

McGill College Ave. will also be closed to vehicular traffic in both directions between President-Kennedy and Sherbrooke from February 27th to March 19th, 2017 approximately.

The downtown campus should remain accessible to pedestrians and emergency vehicles through Roddick Gates until the completion of the City’s project (planned for mid-May). However, you will notice that access may move from one side of the gates to the other a number of times until the end of April.

New 107 bus route

Finally, note that the 107 North bus route has been modified again. Until further notice, the northbound bus will turn left on Sherbrooke St. (without stopping at the corner of Peel and Sherbrooke), go up Drummond St. and then turn right on Doctor-Penfield Ave. The route will end at the corner of Peel and Doctor-Penfield Ave. The 107 South bus will continue to go down Peel St. However, the first stop of that route will be at the corner of Peel and Sherbrooke St. See this map for details.

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