Saturday, 25 May 2013
Saturday Photo: More than 6000 Signaturs, and the Garden Backs Down
It was started to protest a major increase in entrance fees this summer. Previously Montreal residents with the $8 Accès Montréal card could visit the outside gardens at any time for free. But during a big exhibition of horiticultural sculptures from June 22 to September 29, the garden was planning charging $18.75 for two entries, with even higher fees for non-cardholders.
The reaction appears to have surprised city and garden officials into action: a "compromise" was proposed this week which will allow cardholders to buy a $25 pass that will allow unlimited acces.
Not enough, I say. Nothing better is in the cards, I'd guess, too. But at least the citizen action got a little change. Here's the link to the Facebook page Elin and I started and to the petition (which will close on Monday.)
Posted by Mary Soderstrom