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.
|Native name||French: rue Mackay|
|Location||Between Sherbrooke Street and Overdale Avenue|
Mackay Street is named for James Mackay (1760-1822), a trader and explorer for the North West Company who arrived in Montreal in 1776.
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. 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. The project has been put on hold, according to the university.
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- "University puts greening of Mackay on hold". News and Events. Concordia University. Archived from the original on 2009-05-17. Retrieved 2009-05-02.