Work to revitalize Alexandra Pier began in November 2015 and culminated in the official public opening of the Port of Montreal's Grand Quay on June 3, 2018.
A huge family party attracted about 13,000 people to celebrate the grand opening of new public spaces accessible free of charge to Montrealers and tourists. A vast lawn on the waterfront and a large green roof with a wooden terrace to enjoy views of the river and the city, and the new cruise terminal and Port Centre are now part of the urban landscape.
Throughout the 2018 cruise season, the 130,000 cruise passengers who passed through Montreal were also able to enjoy an enhanced experience by making the most of the new facilities at the Grand Quay and its new completely renovated cruise terminal.
Construction work on the Grand Quay observation tower will begin in 2019.