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Montreal reopens parking lots at Mount Royal, Île-Notre Dame and other parks

The city of Montreal is reopening parking lots at several large parks Thursday, including two on Mount Royal.

Parking had been banned since May 2 to discourage people from gathering in the parks as the city saw increasing numbers of COVID-19 infections.

Parking lots will progressively open Thursday at Mount Royal, Jarry, Fréderic-Back and René-Lévesque parks, as well as the Île-de-la-Visitation and Cap-Saint-Jacques nature parks and at Île Notre Dame.

The parking lot at Parc La Fontaine will remain closed.

People are reminded to stay two metres away from others who do not live with them, and when that is not possible, the city says, people should use face coverings.

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