Mackay Street

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Mackay Street
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Mackay Street, between De Maisonneuve Boulevard and Sherbrooke Street
Native nameFrench: rue Mackay
LocationBetween Sherbrooke Street and Overdale Avenue
Coordinates45°29′45″N 73°34′38″W / 45.495947°N 73.577211°W / 45.495947; -73.577211

Mackay Street (officially in French: rue Mackay) is a street located in downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Mackay Street is a one-way street, that begins at Sherbrooke Street West, travels southbound and ends at Overdale Avenue, just south of René Lévesque Boulevard.

Mackay Street is named for James Mackay (1760-1822), a trader and explorer for the North West Company who arrived in Montreal in 1776.[1]

The street is located in the heart of Concordia University's downtown Sir George Williams Campus, otherwise known as the Quartier Concordia.

In April 2009, Concordia University issued a press release calling for proposals on a project that would see part of Mackay Street between Sherbrooke and De Maisonneuve Boulevard turned into a green space for use by students during the summer.[2] The proposal angered local area merchants and residents, who formed a petition to halt the project. They cited the loss of 45 parking spaces, and the potential for student partying in the street.[3] The project has been put on hold, according to the university.[4]

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  1. ^ "Rue Mackay". Les rues de Montréal : répertoire historique, 1995. (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 26 February 2010.
  2. ^ Morey, Elizabeth (2009-04-15). "The Greening of Mackay – Call for Project Proposals". News and Events. Concordia University. Archived from the original on 2013-01-15. Retrieved 2009-04-25.
  3. ^ RAVENSBERGEN, JAN (2009-04-24). "Mackay St. merchants fight back against Concordia's summer 'greening' plan". The Gazette (Montreal). Retrieved 2009-04-25.[dead link]
  4. ^ "University puts greening of Mackay on hold". News and Events. Concordia University. Archived from the original on 2009-05-17. Retrieved 2009-05-02.