Without warning or any public consultation, Mayor Tremblay has announced that Park Avenue (the name is associated with Mount Royal Park and goes back more than a century to 1883) will be no more to be replaced by Bourassa in honour of the former premier.
Should this cause any upset? After all, Dorchester was rubbed out in favour of another premier, Rene Levesque. No fuss, no muss. So why not Bourassa Avenue? It will cost a piddling $16,000 to change the street signs. In a relatively short time, we’ll all hail a taxi to take us to a Bourassa address. I knew Robert Bourassa reasonably well. I think he deserves a commemoration. Bourassa for Park seems like a reasonable exchange.