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City to unveil highlights of disaster plan on Monday, September 15

The City of Côte Saint-Luc will unveil a summary of its emergency plan to the public on Monday, September 15 at 8pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

“We have updated our plan this year and our city council, staff, and volunteers are trained on what to do in case of a disaster or major emergency,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said. “We want to give residents an overview of the plan and explain how it would be used in an emergency.”

Councillor Glenn J. Nashen, the council member responsible for emergency preparedness will also discuss how residents can prepare for the first 72 hours of an emergency.

“Even with the best disaster plan and the best execution of that plan, it may take emergency workers some time to get to you because they have to prioritize who needs the most help,” Councillor Nashen said. “In the event of a major emergency, residents need to be prepared, too, with enough bottled water, canned foods, medication, and anything else you require.”

 

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For more information on how to prepare for an emergency, visit CoteSaintLuc.org/EmergencyPreparedness.

Council meeting: Monday, September 8, 2014

Council Meeting

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 8 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.


How to ask a question at the city council meeting

The City of Côte Saint-Luc allows both residents and non-residents to ask questions at its council meetings, however when there are a large number of questioners residents are given preference. When someone is called upon to ask a question, he or she must address the question to the mayor. A brief statement of no longer than one minute is permitted before the question and once the question is asked the mayor will respond on behalf of council. One follow-up question is allowed. No statement may be made prior to the follow up question. Following the first question period and the remainder of the agenda of the council meeting, there is a second question period. Attendees can only ask questions about items on the agenda that evening.


Council agenda

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5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

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Grand re-opening of Nathan Shuster Park on September 14 at 11 am

Nathan Shuster Park re-opens on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 11 am after a $1.02 million renovation that includes some of the most innovative new equipment for kids on the Montreal island.

“The play equipment we have installed for both younger and older kids at Nathan Shuster Park will make it unique on the island,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said. “In order to plan the park, council and staff, and residents engaged in place-making exercises. Place-making is the process of making public places that will attract people and promote their health, happiness, and well-being.  I am confident the revamped Park will succeed admirably in doing so.”

District 8 Councillor Ruth Kovac says the park will be well used because of its unique features.

"I am very proud of the way the process that led to the rejuvenation of the park," Councillor Kovac said. "We engaged, discussed, debated and in the end have a great park. I think parents and grandparents will have a lot of great memories here."

The park is located between Collins Ave. to the south and Wallenberg Ave. to the north. It is near the northern-most part of Cavendish Blvd. The park now includes a zip-line, tube slide, enhanced nature walk trail, and other items for kids. Given that the Park sits together with a protected forested area, many of the items play on the forest theme with benches that look like logs sliced in half and a play equipment that looks like a treehouse.

“We think Nathan Shuster Park will attract people from across Côte Saint-Luc who want to experience something different,” said Councillor Mitchell Brownstein, the council member responsible for parks and recreation issues. “We think it will become a favourite destination in Côte Saint-Luc, not just for people in the area but from all over our city.”

Nathan Shuster Park was originally inaugurated on June 14, 1990. It is named in honour of the late Nathan Shuster who was a city councillor in Côte Saint-Luc from 1964 to 1989. He passed away in 1989 before the end of his term of office. Nathan Shuster’s children have been invited to the event and are expected to attend the grand re-opening.

 

To learn more about Nathan Shuster Park, visit CoteSaintLuc.org/NathanShusterPark.




Gravy on the Side: Cancelled this Saturday evening, August 23 at 8:30 pm

 

Please take note that Gravy on the Side, the Côte Saint Luc Dramatic Society variety hour, is cancelled for Saturday, August 23 at 8:30 pm. 

We apologize for any inconvenience 

The Association of Suburban Municipalities and Bill 3

The Association of Suburban Municipalities issued a press release today on the issue of Bill 3. 

>> Read the press release

 

Maison Fleuries Garden Beautification Contest

The annual Maisons Fleuries garden beautification contest recognizes the lovely landscapes across Côte Saint-Luc.

We’ve simplified the process this year by automatically entering all gardens into the contest. You no longer need to register.

This summer, a panel of judges will view all the front gardens in Côte Saint-Luc and select the winners and runners up in many categories including:

  • residential properties
  • apartments
  • condominiums
  • seniors residences
  • commercial buildings
  • public buildings 
  • community gardens 

If your garden is selected to be honoured, we’ll notify you and invite you to the reception this fall.

For more information, call 514-485-6806.




Council meeting: Monday, August 11, 2014

Council Meeting

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 8 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.


How to ask a question at the city council meeting

The City of Côte Saint-Luc allows both residents and non-residents to ask questions at its council meetings, however when there are a large number of questioners residents are given preference. When someone is called upon to ask a question, he or she must address the question to the mayor. A brief statement of no longer than one minute is permitted before the question and once the question is asked the mayor will respond on behalf of council. One follow-up question is allowed. No statement may be made prior to the follow up question. Following the first question period and the remainder of the agenda of the council meeting, there is a second question period. Attendees can only ask questions about items on the agenda that evening.


Council agenda

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Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

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Members of council

 

 

 

 

Côte Saint-Luc encourages residents to donate funds towards a mobile shelter for its sister city of Ashkelon

In 1975, Côte Saint-Luc became the sister city of Ashkelon, the southernmost city of Israel on the Mediterranean shoreline with a population of 110,000. Since hostilities began in early July, Ashkelon has been hit by more than 500 rockets. It is largest city within 20 km of the Gaza border.

“Many residents have approached the City Council to ask what can be done to help the people of our twin city,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said. “After discussions with Federation CJA, we believe a donation by our residents for a shelter is a concrete and visible way to help the people of Ashkelon and to let them know that the people of Côte Saint-Luc are thinking about them.”

Contributions designated to the mobile shelter can be made via the Israel Relief Fund of Federation CJA at www.federationcja.org/ashkelon or by calling 514-345-2600. Local officials in Ashkelon have identified an area next to the Ashkelon science school as the eventual location of the mobile shelter. The mobile shelter costs $20,000. 

To designate your donation for the Ashkelon mobile shelter, please include “IRF 2014 / Ashkelon” on the memo area of the front of the cheque. If donating by phone, please mention “IRF 2014 / Ashkelon” to the agent. If donating online, use the following address: www.federationcja.org/ashkelon.

 

The history of Côte Saint-Luc and Ashkelon

The City of Cote Saint-Luc and Ashkelon have been twin cities since 1975 when Mayor Samuel Moskovitch traveled to Ashkelon for a twinning ceremony. Since that time, Côte Saint-Luc has welcomed many delegations from Ashkelon. The green space behind the Côte Saint-Luc library was officially named Ashkelon Gardens, in honour of our sister city, on April 22, 1988.

 

For more information, contact Councillor Dida Berku at dberku@cotesaintluc.org or 514-485-6945.


Côte Saint-Luc EMS recruiting sessions this Thursday and Sunday

Côte Saint-Luc Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is looking for new members to join its team of volunteer medics.

A Côte Saint-Luc EMS recruiting sessions take place at the Côte Saint-Luc Aquatic and Community Centre on Thursday, August 7 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm, Sunday, August 10 at 9a m to 10:30 am, and again at 1 pm to 2:30 pm.

“Members must be active, eager to get involved, ready to learn and enjoy taking on challenges and making a difference in the community,” said Councillor Sam Goldbloom, the council member responsible for Public Safety services. “No previous first-aid training is required.”

EMS courses are offered twice during the year. Students complete in-class sessions and an on the-road apprenticeship, where they respond to real calls and put into practice the skills they learned in class. Members are encouraged to perform at least one shift per week.

[New location] Family movie night

Please note that Family movie night previously scheduled to take place at the ACC on Saturday, August 9 at 7 pm, is now being held in the Harold Greenspon Auditorium in Côte Saint-Luc City Hall (5801 Cavendish Blvd.).

Come see Wreck-It Ralph with your family. It’s free to attend but it’s recommended to reserve your spot by calling 514-485-6900, ext. 4111. 

Pétanque courts are open in Rembrandt Park

Pétanque (boules/bocce) courts are now open to the public in Rembrandt Park. Players of all ages are encouraged to gather for games of pick-up pétanque. You must bring your own balls and jack.

If you are interested in participating in a league, contact François Marechal at
francoismarechal@videotron.ca or 514-996-8709.


Art exhibit at the Côte Saint-Luc library features New York-based painter Paul Hunter

Luminous paintings by New York-based artist Paul Hunter are on display at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library from July 31 to September 21, 2014.

Hunter will also discuss his work and what inspires him on July 31 at 7 pm at a Meet the Artist event at the Library. This event is free of charge. Refreshments will be served.

The New York Reflections art exhibit features contemporary original abstract and minimal cityscapes using gold and metal leaf in combination with acrylic paint applied on canvas.

“I've perfected a method of applying gold, bronze and other metal leaf into his canvases, having spent many years pursuing techniques that produce a radiant effect in my work,” Hunter said. “The result is an overall luminescence that deserves to be seen in person.”

Born and raised in Quebec City, Hunter was exposed to art at an early age.  His father taught sculpture at the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts and both his parents are artists. Hunter obtained his MFA in Montreal and currently lives and works in New York City. His art has been shown both in solo and group exhibits in North America, Europe, Asia and the United Arab Emirates.

His current artworks can be viewed at PaulHunterArt.com.

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is located at 5851 Cavendish Blvd. and is open from 10 am to 10 pm except statutory holidays. For more information, call the library at 514-485-6900 or visit www.csllibrary.org.





Cummings Centre Choir event is cancelled

The Cummings Centre Choir event scheduled for Sunday, July 27 at Trudeau Park has been cancelled. For more information about the Cummings Centre, visit www.cummingscentre.org/performingarts or call 514-342-1234.

 

Cumming Centre

 

Public Works Yard closed to the public from July 21 to August 28

The Public Works Yard will be closed to the public due to construction from July 21 to August 28. During that period your garden waste and construction materials will not be accepted at the Public Works Yard. Please drop them off at one of the following locations: 
 
Ecocentre Côte-des-Neiges
6925 Côte-des-Neiges Rd.
 
Ecocentre Eadie
1868 Cabot St.
 
Ecocentre LaSalle
7272 Saint Patrick St.
 
 

Council meeting: Monday, July 14, 2014

Council Meeting

 

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 8 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.


How to ask a question at the city council meeting

The City of Côte Saint-Luc allows both residents and non-residents to ask questions at its council meetings, however when there are a large number of questioners residents are given preference. When someone is called upon to ask a question, he or she must address the question to the mayor. A brief statement of no longer than one minute is permitted before the question and once the question is asked the mayor will respond on behalf of council. One follow-up question is allowed. No statement may be made prior to the follow up question. Following the first question period and the remainder of the agenda of the council meeting, there is a second question period. Attendees can only ask questions about items on the agenda that evening.


Council agenda

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Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

More resources

Previous council meeting minutes

Members of council

 

 

 

 

Condolence notice in today's Gazette

The City of Côte Saint-Luc wishes to apologize for a typo introduced by The Gazette in the condolence note published in today's Gazette newspaper. The following is the notice we prepared before The Gazette error was introduced. We appologize to Mayor Lang's family.

 

Bernard Lang condolence note

Passing of former Mayor Bernard Lang

Bernard LangThe City of Côte Saint-Luc mourns the passing on Thursday of former Mayor Bernard Lang. Mr. Lang was first elected to council in 1963 serving a total of 13 years until in 1976 when he was elected mayor. He retired from municipal politics in 1998 after a 35 year career.

The funeral will take place on Sunday, June 15 at 2 pm at Paperman & Sons funeral home, 3888 Jean-Talon West. Details can be found here.

 

>> View a selection of photos of Mayor Bernard Lang

Parkhaven Outdoor Pool Opening Barbecue Thursday June 19, 2014 at 5 pm

 

Come join us for food,music and games on Thursday June 19, 2014 at 5 pm at the Parkhaven outdoor pool (7500 Mackle).

Each person will receive a hot dog, bag of chips,and drinks while quantities last.

Entrance to the pool is free on that day.

 

Oliver Jones honourary chair of Gravel Décarie Chevrolet Buick Cadillac Côte Saint-Luc Golf Classic

Côte Saint-Luc, June 10 ,2014 – Registration has started for 35th Annual Côte Saint-Luc Golf Classic, which takes place on Tuesday, July 8 at Meadowbrook Golf Club (8370 Côte Saint-Luc Rd).

Gravel Décarie Chevrolet Buick Cadillac will serve as the title sponsor. Jazz legend and Côte Saint-Luc resident Oliver Jones is the honourary chairman of the event and will lead his own foursome on the links. The first golfer to make a hole in one will win a Cadillac ATS 2014.

“The Côte Saint-Luc Golf Classic will provide an opportunity to have some fun, socialize with others and enjoy a delightful day,” Councillor Mike Cohen said. “We are thrilled to welcome Gravel Auto on board. Based on their geographic location at the corner of Décarie and Van Horne, they are the community car dealership for our residents.”

Starting times range from 7 am to 10 am, with the nine-hole classic followed by a lunch buffet at 1 pm complete with trophies, guest speakers and door prizes, all taking place at the Côte Saint-Luc Banquet and Conference Hall at the Aquatic and Community Centre, 5794 Parkhaven Ave.

“We expect all our spots to be sold out very quickly this year,” Councillor Sam Goldbloom said. “I urge interested parties, be it as individuals or as part of a foursome, to register without delay.”

Registration is only $27 per player. Payment by cheque must be made out to the City of Côte Saint-Luc. People may also pay with cash, Visa, MasterCard or Interac. Registration is ongoing at the Parks and Recreation Department administration office, 7500 Mackle Rd., from Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm or at the Aquatic and Community Centre daily, from 8 am to 9 pm. There are a limited number of spaces, so interested parties are being urged to register early. 

In the event of strong rain forcing cancellation, the luncheon will still take place as scheduled and the Tournament will be rescheduled for Tuesday, July 15, with the same starting times.

For more information about the event, the public can contact Alvin Fishman (514-485-6806 ext. 2012afishman@cotesaintluc.org), or Harold Cammy (514-485-6806 ext. 2011,hcammy@cotesaintluc.org).




Hampstead, Côte Saint-Luc and Montreal West celebrate 10th anniversary of successful demerger referendum

Côte Saint-Luc, June 9 ,2014 – The demerged towns of Hampstead and Montreal West and the City of Côte Saint-Luc will join forces to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the demerger referendum. A FREE show with Bowser and Blue will be held:

Date: Sunday, June 15, 2014
Time: 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Place:   Trudeau Park
  6975 Mackle Rd.
  Côte Saint-Luc
   
Who: Bowser and Blue, Mayor Anthony Housefather, Mayor William Steinberg, Mayor Beny Masella

In the event of rain, the celebration will be held in the Confederation Annex (in Trudeau Park).

“Even though I have won three hard fought elections and enjoyed many successes as Mayor of Hampstead, no campaign was as exciting as the demerger battle and no victory more significant,” stated Mayor Bill Steinberg. “This is Hampstead’s centennial year and so it is fitting that it’s also the 10th anniversary of the demerger referendum. Had we not won, we would not have reached our centennial and we would be much worse off than we are today.”

“The forced mergers were a sad chapter in our history but the demerger gave us a happy ending,” said Anthony Housefather, Côte Saint-Luc Mayor. “It was also a true example of people standing up for what they believe to be right. The fight to take back our cities and towns was tough, but well worth it. Today, I would venture to say that almost all of our residents are very happy we chose to demerge.”

“The demerger referendum was the first step in getting our Towns back,” affirmed Montreal West Mayor Beny Massella. “Many people worked very hard to get to that step and I believe history shows it was the right move.  The municipal demergers allowed each of us to retrieve and reinforce our Towns’ independent identities while still working together toward common goals.”

About the blue ribbons:
During the demerger campaign, residents tied blue ribbons to their trees as a sign of support. The ribbons are back. This time they are a sign of celebration at our success in getting our cities back. Ribbons will be hung on major streets in the period leading to the event.

 

 

 

 

Council meeting: Monday, June 9, 2014

Council Meeting

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 8 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.


How to ask a question at the city council meeting

The City of Côte Saint-Luc allows both residents and non-residents to ask questions at its council meetings, however when there are a large number of questioners residents are given preference. When someone is called upon to ask a question, he or she must address the question to the mayor. A brief statement of no longer than one minute is permitted before the question and once the question is asked the mayor will respond on behalf of council. One follow-up question is allowed. No statement may be made prior to the follow up question. Following the first question period and the remainder of the agenda of the council meeting, there is a second question period. Attendees can only ask questions about items on the agenda that evening.


Council agenda

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Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

More resources

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Members of council

 

 

 

 

Inauguration of the CSL Library Demonstration Garden and Second Annual Great Tomato Plant Giveaway

Côte Saint-Luc, May 26, 2014 – The inauguration of the CSL Library Demonstration Garden and Second Annual Great Tomato Plant Giveaway will take place on Sunday, June 8 from 11 am to 2 pm at the newly constructed demonstration garden, located behind the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library (5851 Cavendish Boulevard). Mayor Anthony Housefather will be on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony, which takes place at 11 am.

“This garden is an important component of the city-wide urban agriculture initiative launched last year and it is a perfect fit with the library’s mission of discovery and exploration”, says Mayor Anthony Housefather. “This vegetable garden is a space where people can learn a variety of gardening techniques through hands on experience.”

The Demonstration Garden has benefited from a $2250 grant from the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.

Lots of urban agriculture related activities will take place during the inauguration, including the Second Annual Great Tomato Plant Giveaway. Four hundred tomato plants will be distributed to the first 400 residents to visit the Demonstration Garden (one plant per household and proof of CSL residency required). Residents will also be able to sign up for gardening classes offered at the library, sign up for a space at the community gardens, learn about the seed library and take a tour of the demonstration garden. Kid-friendly activities are also planned.

“After the difficult winter we have just endured, urban agriculture is a wonderful excuse to spend more time outdoors”, said Councillor Allan J. Levine, who is the councillor responsible for urban agriculture. “We are hoping that all residents participate in this activity, in whatever manner suits them. And if someone isn’t sure that urban agriculture is for them, they can start by volunteering to help maintain the demonstration garden. They will learn all the essentials while helping out their community.”

 

For more information, contact: Janine West, Director, Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library, 514-485-6900 ext. 4202 or jwest@cotesaintluc.org.

 

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Media contact: Darryl Levine, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, 514-485-8905, dlevine@Cotesaintluc.org.

CSL Dramatic Society to perform flash mob at Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre in anticipation of its upcoming production of Catch Me If You Can: The Musical

Côte Saint-Luc, May 23, 2014 – The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society will perform a choreography from its upcoming production of Catch Me If You Can: The Musical.

 

Date:             Sunday, May 25, 2014
Time:            1:30 pm
Place:            Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre
                      5795 Caldwell Avenue

                      CoteSaint-Luc,H4W 1W3

 

Who:             The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society

 

About the production:

Catch Me If You Can: The Musical will be presented in Côte Saint Luc from June 3 to June 22, 2014 at the Harold Greenspon Auditorium,5801 Cavendish Blvd. Tickets for evening performances are $27 for adults, and $24 for seniors/students. Matinees and preview shows are $18. Taxes are included in the price.

For more information about the production and ticket reservation, visit CSLDramaticSociety.com.

Catch a sneak peak of the cast performing here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7NQxRvfBNo


About The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society:
The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society is a community theatre that began in the summer of 2011 in partnership with the City of Côte Saint-Luc. The goal of the society is to bring together actors, writers, musicians and other artistically-minded community members to produce theatrical works in an inclusive environment where emphasis is placed on team work and camaraderie, not celebrity.

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For further information: Councillor Mitchell Brownstein: 514-962-5881

Consumer Health Complete at the Library

Côte Saint-Luc, May 21, 2014As of May 1st 2014, the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library will provide access to Consumer Health Complete, an electronic resource from EBSCO Information Services that provides comprehensive trustworthy health information.

From the library’s website, members can search this online encyclopedia designed to support the information needs of patients and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

This resource offers a well-rounded collection of articles from a variety of relevant sources including journals, magazines, books, pamphlets, images, videos and more. Of note are the more than 250 included full-text health reference books and encyclopedias such as American Medical Association Complete Medical Encyclopedia, Mayo Clinic Family Health Book, Royal Society for Medical Health Encyclopedia and many more.

“The library is proud to add another title to its collection of electronic resources, Consumer Health Complete is just one of the many offered to members,” said Councillor Mike Cohen, who is the councillor responsible for the library. “Others include ProQuest’s Newsstand for those who like to read Canadian newspapers, and Consumer Reports to help you make better shopping decisions. The library also has online encyclopedias for researching school projects and a resource called Novelist to help you find the next great book to read.

For more information on how to access this service, call the library at 514-485-6900 and speak with a Reference Librarian or visit www.csllibrary.org.

 

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is located at 5851 Cavendish Blvd.

 

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Media contact: Darryl Levine, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, 514-485-8905, dlevine@cotesaintluc.org.

Côte Saint-Luc residents encouraged to partake in province-wide Neighbours Day on June 7, 2014

 

Côte Saint-Luc, May 20, 2014 – The City of Côte Saint-Luc is encouraging its residents to take part in the province-wide Neighbours Day on June 7, 2014.

“Our hope is that residents will organically get together, knock on each other's door and organize something,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said. “It could be a walk through the neighbourhood, a get together on someone’s front lawn or a potluck meal in the neighborhood park. It could be as simple or as elaborate as residents wish to make it.”

Neighbours Day is the perfect opportunity to get to know your neighbourhood and the people who live in it.

“Residents who participate will ultimately benefit from the success of their own neighbourhood event,” said Councillor Allan J. Levine, who is responsible for bringing Neighbours Day to Côte Saint-Luc. “Indeed neighbours that know each other create better neighbourhoods and a stronger community."

Residents who wish to initiate a neighbourhood activity can pick up from municipal buildings an invitation card to fill out and distribute in their neighbourhoods. They can also register their event at www.fetedesvoisins.qc.ca/registration.html.

The first Neghbours Day took place in France in 1999 and it quickly spread across Europe. In Quebec since 2006, Neighbours Day is an initiative of the Réseau québécois de villes et villages en santé, an organization which promotes and encourages the sustainable development of healthy living in Quebec. It focuses on the exchange between municipalities and the commitment of municipal decision-makers to quality of life through their ability to mobilize partners and residents to take action.

 

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For more information: Darryl Levine, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, 514-485-8905, dlevine@cotesaintluc.org


Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society produces the Canadian debut of Catch Me If You Can: The Musical

The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society will perform Catch Me If You Can: The Musical from June 3 to June 22, 2014 at the Harold Greenspon Auditorium, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.
 
“We’ve assembled a wonderfully talented cast including Brandon Schwartz, a very gifted 17-year-old singer and performer,” director Anisa Cameron said. “Brandon has a remarkable voice and if he chooses to stay in Montreal, he’s going to be a fixture in the professional theatre scene for years to come.”
 
Schwartz has been performing since age 6 and is now studying music with a specialization in jazz voice at Marianopolis College. Director Cameron is joined by musical director David Terriault, who worked with the Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society last year on Fiddler on the Roof. The choreographer is Alexia Gourd, a talented performer who will next be seen in the musical Sister Act at Place des Arts. The assistant choreographer is Ariel Sterlin, who has worked with the Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society since its inception in 2011.
 
“Our cast and crew are brimming with talent,” said Councillor Mitchell Brownstein, who helped launch the Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society. “With every production, we are able to up the ante and put on memorable shows. Anisa has helped assemble amazing performers and a professional crew. It’s going to be our best show yet.”
 
Catch Me If You Can: The Musical is based on the musical book by Terrence McNally, who also wrote The Full Monty and Ragtime. The score is by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, who also wrote the music for Hairspray.  The musical is based on the film by Dreamworks, which was based on the book by Frank Abagnale Jr.
 
The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society presentation of Catch Me If You Can: The Musical is the first in Canada. Tickets are on sale online at CSLDramaticSociety.com or at the Côte Saint-Luc library (5851 Cavendish Blvd.), the Côte Saint-Luc Aquatic and Community Centre (5794 Parkhaven Ave.), or by telephone at 514-485-6800 ext. 2024.
 
Tickets for evening performances are $27 for adults, and $24 for seniors/students. Matinees and preview shows are $18. Taxes are included in the price.
 
The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society is a community theatre that began in the summer of 2011 in partnership with the City of Côte Saint-Luc. The goal of the society is to bring together actors, writers, musicians and other artistically-minded community members to produce theatrical works in an inclusive environment where emphasis is placed on team work and camaraderie, not celebrity.
 
For more information about the production, visit CSLDramaticSociety.com.
 
 

Jane’s Walk neighbourhood walking tour of Meadowbrook on May 3 and 4, 2014

The City of Côte Saint-Luc will be home to one of 50 neighbourhood walking tours around the island of Montreal on May 3 and 4, 2014, as part of the annual Jane’s Walk event across North America and the world.

Councillor Dida Berku and David Fletcher of the Green Coalition will be leading the two-hour tour “Meadowbrook: A Treasure to Discover” on Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 11 am starting at Richard Schwartz Park (Côte Saint-Luc Rd. at Westluke Ave., bus route 103). The walk is free of charge, but participants are encouraged to RSVP at dberku@cotesaintluc.org.

The Montreal-area walks are organized by the Montreal Urban Ecology Centre (www.ecologieurbaine.net/activites-et-projets/activites/promenade-de-jane).

Jane’s Walk is a series of free neighbourhood walking tours that helps put people in touch with their environment and with each other, by bridging social and geographic gaps and creating a space for cities to discover themselves. Since its inception in 2007, Jane’s Walk has happened in cities across North America, and is growing internationally.

Jane’s Walk honours the legacy and ideas of urban activist and writer Jane Jacobs who championed the interests of local residents and pedestrians over a car-centered approach to planning. Jane’s Walk helps knit people together into a strong and resourceful community, instilling belonging and encouraging civic leadership.

Digital magazines arrive in Côte Saint-Luc

Côte Saint-Luc, April 29, 2014 – On May 8, 2014 the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library, in partnership with RBdigital, will launch Zinio for Libraries, a collection of digital magazines.  

From the Library’s website, members will have unlimited access to search and download the complete digital copy of a magazine. Zinio’s publications can be viewed on most Internet-enabled devices such as (Android, iPhone, iPad) as well as a Mac or PC.

Their unique technology digitally recreates a magazine page for page, including full color pictures and features intuitive navigation, keyword article search and interactive elements such as audio and video. Using only their library card and email account, members will be able to access popular titles such as Rolling Stone, Shape, Men’s Health, PC World, Popular Science, andPrevention. Currently, the library subscribes to approximately 20 titles.

Multiple readers can download the same content simultaneously. Once on a device or computer, it remains there until the next time you want to consult it.

According to Janine West, Library Director, “While print magazines are still a dominant force in the market place, digital is quickly catching up.  Many people are already comfortable with reading e-books on their tablets and devices. The Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is excited to be able to provide this additional service to its increasingly tech-savy public”.

For more information on how to access this service, call the library at 514-485-6900 and speak with a Reference Librarian or visit www.csllibrary.org.

 

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is located at 5851 Cavendish Blvd.

 

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For more information Jennifer Eisman, Manager of Public Services & Development, 514-485-6900, ext. 4203, jeisman@CoteSaintLuc.org. 

MMFA exhibit talk on Peter Doig at the Côte Saint-Luc library

A guide from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) will present a lecture at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 7 pm about the museum’s new exhibit from Peter Doig’s called No Foreign Lands.

Born in Scotland, Doig later moved to Montreal where he spent his formative years and later returned for some years in his late 20s, eventually calling Trinidad home. The exhibit at the MMFA features a retrospective of Doig’s work and explores his connection to Montreal and his decision to later settle in Trinidad.  

“The exhibition covers Doig’s output since he settled in Trinidad in 2002, a turning point in his painting,” states the MMFA website on the exhibit. “It also reveals a previously unknown side of his art: the preparatory works, drawings and sketches that reveal the formal genius of this master colourist. The exhibition features a total of almost a hundred drawings and paintings as well as a wealth of personal documents.”

Admission for this program is free of charge and is open to members and non-members of the library.

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is located at 5851 Cavendish Blvd. For more information, call the library at 514-485-6900 or visit www.csllibrary.org

 

Council meeting: Monday, April 9, 2014

Council Meeting

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, April 9, 2014 at 8 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.


How to ask a question at the city council meeting

The City of Côte Saint-Luc allows both residents and non-residents to ask questions at its council meetings, however when there are a large number of questioners residents are given preference. When someone is called upon to ask a question, he or she must address the question to the mayor. A brief statement of no longer than one minute is permitted before the question and once the question is asked the mayor will respond on behalf of council. One follow-up question is allowed. No statement may be made prior to the follow up question. Following the first question period and the remainder of the agenda of the council meeting, there is a second question period. Attendees can only ask questions about items on the agenda that evening.


Council agenda

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Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

More resources

Previous council meeting minutes

Members of council