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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.


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Recycling collection: New contractor starts on April 1. 2014

On April 1, 2014 a new contractor will be collecting your recycling.

Make sure your recycling blue bin is curbside after 10 pm on Mondays or before 7 am on Tuesdays.

The new contractor's route and schedule may differ from the previous contractor. Please make sure to have your recycling bin curbside by 7 am at the latest on Tuesday, April 1.

Click here to find out how to place your bin curbside. 

Côte Saint-Luc Volunteer Citizens on Patrol looking to recruit a few more patrollers

Côte Saint-Luc, March 27, 2014 – The City of Côte Saint-Luc is looking for new recruits and will be holding an information session on Tuesday, April 8 at 7pm at the Harold Greenspon Auditorium at Côte Saint-Luc City Hall (5801 Cavendish Blvd.). 

Prospective volunteers should be residents age 18 or older. They should bring identification and a completed copy of the application form available at CoteSaintLuc.org/en/vcop. There is a one-time membership fee of $75 and volunteers are required to make a minimum commitment of six hours per month. 

Since its inception in July 2006, vCOP volunteers have worked alongside public security, police, fire and EMS services to add to Côte Saint-Luc's substantial safety initiatives and have logged in close to 40,000 hours. 

More than 75 volunteers patrol the streets of Côte Saint-Luc in marked vCOP vans, scooters, on foot and on bicycles. The volunteers notify local agencies about emergency and non-emergency situations as they act as observers throughout the community. Volunteer patrollers also help out at all community events, check smoke detectors in homes in partnership with the fire department and assist with residents at major fires and other large incidents.

“I’d like to encourage residents to come to our meeting and find out first-hand what our volunteer patrollers can do for our city on a daily basis,” said Councillor Glenn J. Nashen, the council member responsible for vCOP. “Members of vCOP will be in attendance to answer questions and hopefully recruit a few more members. They have made an enormous contribution to the safety of our city and are an invaluable resource to Côte Saint-Luc,” said Councillor Nashen, who created the group eight years ago.

Côte Saint-Luc was the first city in Quebec to implement this neighbourhood-watch-on-wheels program in 2006. Similar programs have been established in communities throughout Canada and the United States.

For more information or to join the vCOP program, please call 514-485-6800, send an e-mail to vcop@CoteSaintLuc.org, or visit CoteSaintLuc.org/en/vcop.

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Special Council Meeting: Monday, March 31, 2014

Council Meeting

Special Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 7 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.


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An evening of classical delights: cello and piano music in Côte Saint-Luc

Babich and ManulikOn Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7 pm Dmitry Babich and Andrey Manulik will perform a concert featuring pieces by Bach, Mozart, Bruch and Chopin at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library. 

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the library’s main circulation desk at 5851 Cavendish Blvd.

Babich graduated from the celebrated Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory under professor Mariya Chaikovskaya—a former student of Mstislav Rostropovich. Babich was awarded the jury’s Special Prize at the 3rd International Shostakovich String Quartet Competition and was a member of Moscow Philharmonic Franck Quartet for several years. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Performance at the University of Montreal in 2013, being the last graduate student of professor Yuli Turovsky. Babich presently teaches cello at the McGill Conservatory, le Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf as well as le Conservatoire de musique et d’art dramatique du Québec.

Manulik spent four years studying music in college under the tutelage of Olga Kudryavtseva. Manulik performed and won several competitions, including the international S. Prokofiev youth competition in Moscow. He also studied under Zoya Kacharskaya in Minsk. Under her guidance, Manulik also finished a Master course in 2004. Manulik is currently working toward his Doctorate at the University of Montreal, under Professor Paul Stewart. 

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

 

 

Hi-res photos: Dmitry Babich, Andrey Manulik

 

 

Council meeting: Monday, March 10, 2014

Council Meeting

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, March 10, 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.


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Association of Suburban Municipalities: Bill 60 is deeply flawed and will have a detrimental impact on our cities

On December 20, 2013 the Association of Suburban Municipalities (ASM) submitted to the provincial government its brief concerning Bill 60 - Charter affirming the values of State secularism and religious neutrality and of equality between women and men, and providing a framework for accommodation requests. To date, the ASM has yet to be invited to submit its brief to the government’s Commission on Institutions. Given the prospect of a provincial election in the very near future, it now appears unlikely that the ASM will ever have the opportunity to do so. Therefore, the ASM is now releasing its brief.

A copy of the ASM brief is available at CoteSaintLuc.org/Bill60.

We, as democratically-elected municipal officials, are being told we must adopt policies in line with a proposed law that run contrary to our deepest convictions and those of the citizens we represent. Moreover, this bill attacks the autonomy of our cities and ultimately forces us to sanction a divisive strategy concocted for purely political purposes.

“The reality of the situation is that the proposed law is an attempt to solve an alleged problem that simply does not exist,” said Anthony Housefather, Mayor of the City of Côte Saint-Luc and Secretary of the ASM. “Nobody has presented any evidence of an issue with civil servants forcing religious views on others based on their dress. None of us have ever experienced a complaint in our municipalities related to our employees who wear religious symbols. The Quebec government has offered no statistics to show how many employees would be impacted by the proposal. In fact, the government presented this bill without a single research study showing why such radical intervention has suddenly become necessary.”

The ASM believes that a person’s ability to serve as an employee in our municipalities depends on their qualifications to do the job, not on what they wear. 

“Religious and cultural diversity is more prevalent on the island of Montreal than anywhere else in Quebec,” said Mayor Philippe Roy of the Town of Mount Royal. “Given this fact, I believe that accommodation requests and how to deal with them should be addressed by local elected officials.” 

The ideology that divides us here is so wide and so glaring that Bill 60’s requirements related to municipalities to adopt a policy to implement the provisions of the proposed law would be a violation of the conscience and morality of the ASM elected officials involved. We could never support policies that were consistent with many of the provisions of the proposed law.

The law goes on to state that if a public body (including each ASM city) refuses to adopt a policy within one year, the Quebec government can then step in and force one upon it. In our view this shows a complete misunderstanding of the realities of our citizenry and a complete disrespect for municipal autonomy to deal with its own distinct realities and to be governed according to the values of its elected officials and its citizenry. We cannot agree with this government’s implied position that democracy means that the major¬ity can simply pass laws or impose policies that trump the rights of minorities or individuals. This is exactly why both Canada and Quebec have adopted human rights charters that are supposed to protect individual liberties regardless of the will of the majority or government of the day.

For these and many other reasons as outlined in our brief, the ASM strongly opposes Bill 60. 

We firmly believe a number of its provisions are unconstitutional and totally unacceptable for the vast majority of our citizens. It is a law that will not only have a detrimental impact on our cities, it will also breed division within Quebec society accompanied by major social and economic damage.

The Association of Suburban Municipalities represents 15 municipalities on the Island of Montreal, with an approximate population of 242,600 citizens. The municipalities represented by this brief include Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Côte Saint-Luc, Pointe-Claire, Kirkland, Westmount, Beaconsfield, Town of Mount Royal, Dorval, Hampstead, Montreal West, Baie-d’Urfé, Senneville and Dorval Island.  

Côte Saint-Luc adds safety cameras and side-guards on its snow plows, safer for residents, pedestrians

To help improve the safety of pedestrians, the City of Côte Saint-Luc has added side-guards and external cameras on each of its six snow plows.

Each vehicle will have a camera on the passenger side and the rear. This will give the driver improved visibility of pedestrians or obstructions when making right turns or backing up.

“The goal was to significantly improve safety for our residents by giving our snow-plow drivers tools for more visibility, especially on the passenger side when making right turns and in the rear when backing up,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said. “It significantly reduces blind spots.”

Each camera system includes two video cameras and a 7-inch screen. The side-guards and cameras are only installed on the six city-operated snow plows, which clears snow from approximately 65 percent of Côte Saint-Luc streets. Contractors plow the other city streets and don’t yet have such cameras or side-guards.

“The side-guards and the cameras are major improvements in our efforts to make our residents as safe as possible while around heavy equipment deployed to clear the snow,” said Councillor Glenn J. Nashen who has long championed safety initiatives in Côte Saint-Luc and brought up the issue of cameras and side-guards with Council and the Public Works staff. “Cameras improve visibility, reduce blind spots, and make it safer to operate these large vehicles on our suburban streets.”

This entire safety upgrade cost under $4,000 or just $622 per vehicle and went into operation on January 1.

“The cost was low but the safety benefits are high,” said Councillor Dida Berku, the council member responsible for Public Works. “The City of Westmount was a great help to our staff in advising them based on their own recently-installed camera system. The suburbs on the island are constantly sharing best practices and this is a good example of how we learn from each other.”

The City of Westmount installed a similar camera system on its large trucks last November. The two cities are now among the first in Canada with such a camera safety system.

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Special Council Meeting: Monday, February 24 at 7 pm

Council Meeting

Special Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 7 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.


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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.


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Turnstiles now active at Aquatic and Community Centre

Starting Wednesday, February 12, 2014, you will need the CSL Fun Card or other membership card to get through the turnstiles, fitness room door, teen lounge door, and games room door at the Aquatic and Community Centre.

If your card doesn’t have a barcode, please visit the Parks and Recreation Administration front desk or the Aquatic and Community Centre front desk and you will be issued a new card. If you have any problems with the turnstiles or doors, please ask our staff for help. We will be happy to assist you.

 

Council meeting: Monday, February 10, 2014

Council Meeting

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, February 10, 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.


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Flying the rainbow flag outside city hall

We're proud to fly the rainbow flag outside Côte Saint-Luc city hall for the duration of the Olympics in solidarity with those who are being persecuted because of their sexual orientation. 

 

Rainbow flag

Statement by the City Council regarding the announcement made by Mount Royal MP Irwin Cotler

The Council of the City of Côte Saint-Luc wants to express its appreciation for the excellent work performed by Mount Royal MP Irwin Cotler who announced this week he is not seeking re-election.

Reading the tributes from the MPs of all parties for Professor Cotler makes one keenly aware of the esteem in which he is held and the excellence he brought to Parliament. That he was our representative is the source of pride for our residents--equal to that felt by residents when Pierre Trudeau represented the riding.

We look forward to continuing to work with Professor Cotler until the next election as he continues to speak out for what's right both in Canada and around the world.

 

Côte Saint-Luc adopts 2014 budget: city spending stays flat, average residential property tax increase of 0.9 percent

The City of Côte Saint-Luc has adopted an operating budget for 2014 that kept spending flat and saw the property tax of an average single-family home in the city equal to the Canadian rate of inflation, which is 0.9 percent.

“We adopted a budget that controls costs and maintains all our public services across the city,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said.

The Côte Saint-Luc City Council adopted the $65.2 million operating budget on February 3, 2014. The adoption was delayed because Côte Saint-Luc needed to know how much Agglomeration of Montreal budget would be. About 42.8 percent of all taxes collected by Côte Saint-Luc are transferred to the island-wide regional government, which funds services such as police, fire, and public transit. 

The property tax bills will be sent to homes in mid-February. The deadline to pay property taxes has been set at March 28 for the first installment and June 27 for the second installment.

“As a responsible city administration sensitive to the financial constraints of our taxpayers we made every effort to meet our target and hold the tax increase to less than 1 percent – with no increase in water tax – all in line with the increase in the cost of living,” said Councillor Dida Berku, the council member responsible for finances.

Budget and tax highlights include the following:

  • Average increase in taxes for single-family home valued at $572,300: 0.9 percent
  • No increase in water tax and non-residential tax
  • Increase in revenues (due to growth in property roll): 1.46 percent
  • Revenues from property taxes: 86 percent
  • Revenues from local improvement taxes: 0.22 percent
  • Revenues from compensation in lieu of taxes: 2.48 percent
  • Other revenues (eg, program fees, memberships, etc.): 11.3 percent

The three-year capital expenditures plan was adopted at a public meeting on December 16, 2013. Approximately $8 million in capital expenses is anticipated in 2014.

 

>> View the 2014 budget presentation

Special Council Meetings: Monday, February 3 at 7 pm and 7:05 pm

Council Meeting

Special Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 7 pm and 7:05pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd. The topics are adoption of the budget and taxes and tariffs for 2014.


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.


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Congratulations to Mayor Housefather on a Canadian swimming record

Congrats to Mayor Anthony Housefather

 

Mayor Anthony Housefather, Mike McMurray, Ilka Lowensteyn and Noemi Brand of the Côte Saint-Luc Sharks swim team broke the 4 by 200 meter long-course freestyle relay on Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Pointe Claire at the Coupe du Québec master swim competition. The swimmers broke the Canadian record by almost 10 seconds, coming in at a record 9 minutes 25 seconds.

The swimmers won in the 160 to 199 category, which represents the combined the age of the four swimmers.

There are six Coupe du Québec competitions each year. The Côte Saint-Luc Aquatic and Community Centre will host one in March.

Video from the race is at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u93Ix4qgK0s&feature=youtu.be


Mayor announces portfolios for council

At a City Council meeting on January 20, 2014 Côte Saint-Luc Mayor Anthony Housefather unveiled the portfolios he and his members of city council will oversee.

Mayor Housfather will retain responsibility for the Agglomeration Council, Legal Affairs, Purchasing, Human Resources, Inter-governmental Affairs and take on Inter-cultural and Intercommunity Relations.

Councillor Steven Erdelyi will assume responsibility for Finance and will continue to work on the Environment. 

Councillor Dida Berku will assume responsibility for Public Works and Railway Relations, co-chair Environmental issues with Councillor Erdelyi  and retain responsibility for the Cavendish Boulevard extension.  

Councillor Mike Cohen will assume responsibility for Library and Culture while retaining Sponsorship and expanding his role from the Côte Saint-Luc Cats Committee to Animal Protection.

Councillor Glenn J. Nashen will assume responsibility for Communications and Information Technology. He will retain Emergency Preparedness and vCOP.

Councillor Sam Goldbloom will  assume responsibility for Public Security, Dispatch and EMS .

Councillor Allan J. Levine will retainresponsibility for  Seniors, the  Legion and Tennis while adding  Urban Agriculture and Hockey.

Councillor Mitchell Brownstein  will continue to oversee Parks and Recreation. 

Councillor Ruth Kovac will continue to oversee Urban Development (Engineering and Urban Planning). 

“I think that all members of council are excited about the challenges they are taking on or retaining,”  Mayor Housefather said. “I believe that all members of council agree that the portfolio system I introduced in 2005, when first elected as Mayor, should continue as it has given councillors heightened responsibility and ensured a specific member of council was accountable for each activity within the city in addition to the council as a whole being accountable.” 

Council meeting: Monday, January 20, 2014

Council Meeting

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, January 20, 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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Previous council meeting minutes

Members of council

Tickets on sale for Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society production of Norm Foster’s Bedtime Stories

The Mayor of Côte Saint Luc and two city councillors will perform with others on stage in the Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society production of the dark comedy Bedtime Stories by Canadian playwright Norm Foster.

The show runs for five performances from January 30 to February 2, 2014 at the Harold Greenspon Auditorium, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

Norm Foster’s Bedtime Stories brings together six funny and touching tales. Each story intertwines into the next, all with the central focus being a bed. It weaves itself seamlessly as a shock radio jock pays a couple $5,000 to make love on the air; an aging rock star is confronted by a groupie; a woman visits a dying man she feels she hurt years ago. 

Taking the stage with his fourth Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society show will be Mayor Anthony Housefather. Councillor Mitchell Brownstein will be performing in his fifth production and Councillor Sam Goldbloom in his third. Other actors include Judy Kenigsburg, Steve Stein, Jordana Kujavsky, Mikey Samra, Ariel Sterlin, Lia Ollo, Matais Ritt, Suzanne De Jonge, Seymour David, Priam David and Brenda Epstein. 

The show is directed by Anisa Cameron. The stage manager is Brandon Schwartz. The technical director Scott Drysdale.

Tickets are on sale online at CSLDramaticSociety.com or at the Côte Saint-Luc library (5851 Cavendish Blvd.), at the Côte Saint-Luc Aquatic and Community Centre (5794 Parkhaven Ave.), or by telephone at 514-485-6806 ext. 2200.

An early-bird ticket price is on until December 31 of $18 (for students and seniors) and $20 (general admission). Starting January 1, 2014, the ticket price is $20 / $23.

The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society is a community theatre initiative 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 www.CSLDramaticSociety.com.

Special Council Meetings: Monday, December 16, 2013

Council Meeting

Special Council Meeting

Two special meetings of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, December 16, 2013, at 6:55 pm and 7 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

Council meeting: Monday, December 9, 2013

Council Meeting

Special Council Meeting

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, December 9, 2013 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

Special Council Meeting: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 5 pm

Council Meeting

Special Council Meeting

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 5 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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Previous council meeting minutes

Members of council

City donates $1,000 to aid to the people of the Philippines

The City of Côte Saint-Luc is donating $1,000 to the organization Development and Peace to provide aid to the people of the Philippines affected by the recent typhoon. Côte Saint-Luc encourages residents who want to help to donate as well.

 

How to donate

  • Donate online
  • Donate by phone at 1 888 664-3387
  • Donate by mail to 1425 René-Lévesque Blvd West, 3rd Floor, Montreal, QC, H3G 1T7.

 

For more information about other ways you can help, contact the Filipino Association of Montreal and Surrounding areas (FAMAS) at Famas.ca, famas1963@videotron.ca, 514-341-7477, or 4708 Van Horne Ave., Montreal, Quebec, H3W 1H7.