Through the acquisition of a new site near the Marché Bonsecours, PHI (to which the PHI Centre and the PHI Foundation are attached) wishes to create a new hub dedicated to artistic and cultural creation named PHI Contemporary. In partnership with L’Enclume, Momentum was commissioned to conduct a study on the local impact and potential of the site in order to inform the City of Montreal as well as international architects wishing to bid on its design.
The analysis was based on the current travel patterns of visitors and PHI Centre staff and on the PHI Centre’s delivery, waste collection, and parking, cycling and vehicle equipment needs. The preliminary recommendations presented are based on best practices in mobility from here and elsewhere.
An in-depth analysis of the future site’s mobility needs, including its integration into Ville-Marie’s highway and pedestrian network, future ridership patterns and the necessary infrastructure, made it possible to determine the potential of the Bonsecours site to promote sustainable transportation.
The study also showed what cultural impact the future PHI Contemporary could have on the east end of Old Montreal, and the neighboring cultural attractions.