Honoré-Mercier Avenue

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Year: 2003

Client: City of Quebec in collaboration with the National Capital Commission of Quebec

Awards: 2004: Award in the competition Fleurir le Québec

2004: Landscape Award from Télé-Québec and the Arts in the City

2005: National and Regional Honour Award from the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA)

2007: Prix Québec 2007 from the Montreal Design Institute (IDM)

WAA was responsible for the redesign of Honoré-Mercier Avenue, a wide thoroughfare that leads up to Parliament Hill in Quebec City. The addition of festive sculptural elements, street trees, green spaces, floral displays, creative lighting and belvederes along with the integration of attractive and safe pedestrian sidewalks and crosswalks enliven this formerly bleak, dangerous and unpleasant thoroughfare.