Montreal will be receiving a terminal update to its cruise operation, according to Marie-Claude Leroux, vice-president, corporate affairs, overseeing property services at the Montreal Port Authority, who spoke at an event earlier this week.

Announced on Thursday, the project integrating the terminal and pier into the urban fabric is set to go ahead, dramatically upgrading the terminal.

The winning concept aims to provide a meeting point, a bridge between the city and the river and a welcome to cruise passengers on par with Montreal's international reputation.

When the City of Montreal filed its three-year capital works program for 2015-2017 at the end of October, it indicated its support for this project in the form of a $15 million contribution. The Port of Montreal is delighted by this announcement.