Located between Roy Street and Du Mont-Royal Avenue, La Grande Terrasse Rouge (translated to the Grand Red Terrace) is nearly one kilometre long and has become an iconic destination in Montreal, Canada.
Key to its success has been the grassroots design involvement by the local community. “Storekeepers are creators, passionate men and women who have made Saint-Denis what it is now: a vibrant, friendly commercial street offering a variety of boutiques, shops, restaurants and services unique in Montreal” says the The Société de Développement Commercial Pignons rue Saint-Denis.
The Terrasse includes a range of furniture types, including moveable chairs and hammocks, and hosts free events targeted to both locals and visitors.
Image courtesy Nicola Balch.