07/31/2015 01:52 EDT | Updated 07/31/2016 05:59 EDT

Montreal's Prince-Arthur Street to get farmers' market

Montreal's storied Prince-Arthur Street East is about to get an old-fashioned farmer's market. 

The Plateau-Mont-Royal borough is spending $6,495 on the project as part of an attempt to revive the struggling pedestrian thoroughfare, which runs from St-Laurent Boulevard to Carré Saint-Louis.

The market will be open every Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. starting on Aug. 13.

Christine Gosselin, the Jeanne-Mance district borough councillor for Projet Montréal, said it's the first of several changes coming to the street.

The city and the borough have committed to spend $2 million on the street in projects slated to be completed by the end of 2016, in time for Montreal's 375th anniversary.