News and announcements

Change coming on November 15 to traffic lights on Cavendish and Kildare 

Motorists using the Cavendish/Kildare intersection will find it easier to get through the intersection starting November 15, thanks to a new split phase configuration.

In short, motorists travelling westbound on Kildare will be able to drive through the intersection at Cavendish while traffic in the opposing direction waits. This allows drivers to turn left (or turn right, or go straight) without opposing traffic.

To help visualize the change, imagine you are a driver who left the JPPS/Bialik campus and is heading west along Kildare towards the police station. When you approach the traffic light at Cavendish Blvd., you can use the left or middle lane to turn left or the middle lane to go straight. Once we have made the change, the motorists coming from the opposite direction will have a red right, which will allow you to turn left (or to go straight) without having to worry about oncoming traffic.

Likewise, motorists coming from the opposite side will have their chance to move through the intersection without interference, soon after. 

Just as many vehicles as before will be able to pass through the intersection. However, the process will be less stressful for many. Pedestrians will also appreciate the change because they will have fewer vehicles coming from few directions to contend with.

Once the change it made, please let us know what you think about it and if it has helped your driving experience. Email us at engineering@cotesaintluc.org.
 

Côte Saint-Luc hosts information session on electric vehicles

The Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is hosting a free information session on facts and misconceptions about electric cars on Thursday, October 27 at 7 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

"With a goal of 100,000 electric vehicles on Quebec roads by 2020, all levels of government will have to do much more to move beyond the 8,500 currently in the province," Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. "Côte Saint-Luc is now stepping up to do its part and we encourage residents to join us on October 27 to become better informed on their options."

Join Simon-Pierre Rioux, founder and president of the Quebec Electric Vehicle Association (AVEQ) with speak about electric cars and highlight their key benefits both to the environment and your lifestyle.

"This event is sponsored by the Côte Saint-Luc Public Library as part of its 50th anniversary celebration," said Janine West, Library Director. "The library will have a display of books and sources available to consult and for members to checkout on EVs, the greening of the environment and other related material."

The evening will also feature a display of locally-owned EVs. Residents are invited to bring their EV for display in front of the Bernard Lang Civic Centre beginning at 6pm.

"I’ve long promoted the EV movement politically, advocating for the city to purchase EVs and to install public charging stations," said Councillor Glenn J. Nashen, who will host the October 27 event at City Hall and discuss local initiatives in the municipality. "I’ve also encouraged the Jewish General Hospital and CIUSSS West-Central Montreal network to install charging stations at each site. Some already have such installations, others will follow soon. AVEQ has done an expert job and has been very active in organizing information sharing across Quebec in French. We have invited them to Côte Saint-Luc to provide information to the English-speaking community and we invite participation from across the region."

About AVEQ
Since 2013, AVEQ has supported the transport electrification in the province of Quebec. With its main partners, Intact Insurance and Nissan Canada, AVEQ organizes an impressive number of events promoting electromobility such as Branchez-Vous and the Rendez-vous Branchés. AVEQ is a key player with more than 4,500 active members, 800 volunteers, 10 million visits to its website with 4,000 items in the daily news section. Throughout the year, AVEQ holds different activities all over the province to inform people of the benefit of electric cars and even allow them to link up with local EV drivers in order to get their very own personalized test drive, through our volunteer EV owner program, "Match and Drive." AVEQ has also participated in several parliamentary committees to achieve its mission. It is a key source for electromobility among Quebec media.

 

Public Libraries Week 2016 in Côte Saint-Luc

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library presents a series of special events, including a used book sale, free cultural events, and drop-in information sessions to celebrate this year’s edition of Quebec Public Libraries Week during the week of October 15 to October 22. 

“The library is one of the jewels of Côte Saint-Luc,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “We encourage everyone to take part in Public Libraries Week.”

“We’re celebrating our 50th anniversary this year and the library has never been better,” said Councillor Mike Cohen, the council member responsible for the library. “The events in October are always a highlight for the year.”

“If you haven’t been to see us in a little while, this is the ideal time to come in and discover all we have to offer,” Library Director Janine West said.

Used book sale
Public Libraries Week kicks off with the library’s semi-annual used book sale, which runs from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16. A huge selection of fiction, kids’ books, paperbacks, biographies, travel books, and many more will be for sale with prices starting at $1. All proceeds from the sale go towards special projects at the library.

Free events
Throughout the week, library members and non-members are invited to attend free events including a travel lecture on Cape Town and the Cape of Good Hope on Wednesday, October 19 at 2pm and a frightening storytelling performance for adults by the Montreal Storytellers’ Guild on Thursday, October 20 at 7pm. For our regulars, Hershey Dwoskin’s ever-popular In the Headlines lecture series continues on Friday, October 21 at 2pm.

Activities for kids
Kids of all ages can come for a family storytime on Sunday, October 16 at 11am. Families with kids ages 8 to 12 might be interested WOW! Bricks 4 Kids: Minecraft on Sunday, October 16 at 3pm.Tickets are availble at the main desk, and are $5 for members and $7 for non-members.

Food for Fines
The library will be running a Food for Fines campaign from October 15 to the 21. This giving and forgiving program allows patrons to exchange a non-perishable food item for a $2 reduction in late fines on their account, for a maximum of $20. At the end of the week, the collected food will be donated to the NDG Food Depot, whose serving territory includes Côte Saint-Luc.

Coffee with staff
Library staff will also be hosting some informal drop-in sessions in the afternoon during the week. Members of the public are invited to drop by and meet staff members, enjoy a cup of coffee, and discover the resources and programs available to library members. 

Become a member
Are you a Côte Saint-Luc resident but not yet a library member? Become a member for free and take advantage of all the library has to offer. Do your children go to school in Côte Saint-Luc? Come visit us to learn more about our education memberships for school-aged children.

 

Next vCOP info session on Tuesday, October 25

Residents interested in joining vCOP should come to an information session on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 7 pm at Côte Saint-Luc City Hall (5801 Cavendish Blvd.). They should bring identification and a completed copy of the application form available at www.CoteSaintLuc.org/en/vcop.

Council meeting: Thursday, October 13, 2016

Council Meeting

 

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Thursday, October 13, 2016 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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Location

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Overnight parking tolerance and hours of operation for Thanksgiving Monday, October 10, 2016

Overnight parking tolerance and hours of operation for Thanksgiving Monday, October 10, 2016

 

All administrative offices will be closed.

Aquatic and Community Centre: 8 am to 8 pm (indoor pool opens at 10 am)

Library: 12 pm to 5 pm

Public Works Yard: Closed

Samuel Moskovitch Arena: Closed

Gymnasium: 12 pm to 7 pm

CSL Tennis Club: 8 am to 10 pm

Rembrandt Tennis courts: 9 am to 10 pm

Overnight parking will be tolerated during the following dates :
Friday, Oct. 7 at 5 pm to Thursday, Oct. 13 at 8 am
Note: Vehicles are not permitted to park in front of fire hydrants, in fire lanes, in front of driveways, in no-stopping zones or anywhere else when parking is never permitted etc. 

Curbside waste collection: Organic waste collection service is not affected by the holiday.

Owner of outdoor cats reminded to get a license

Owners of outdoor cats in Côte Saint-Luc who do not purchase licenses risk losing their pets, Councillor Mike Cohen warns.

Councillor Cohen, who is responsible for Animal Protection in the city, wishes to  issue a reminder that since 2012 owners of outdoor cats have been required to buy a license, which includes a tag worn around the neck.

“I implore cat owners to license their outdoor cats,” said Councillor Cohen. 

In the last few weeks Côte Saint-Luc Cats Committee Chair Diane Liebling has been called to different homes to trap what the callers thought were homeless cats. Ms. Liebling did so and brought them to the Côte Saint-Luc Hospital for Animals. None of the cats had licenses, but they were microchipped. One was reunited with his owner immediately; but in the other case the microchip did not work and it was only via communications with the SPCA that they were able to find the owner. Two months ago a cat was found under someone’s balcony without a tag or microchip. When nobody stepped forward in two weeks, the cat was adopted by someone else.

“If you love your cat and you plan to let it go outside then please get a license,” said Ms. Liebling. “Through our Trap, Neuter, Release and Adopt Program we will pick up any cat we see on the street which does not have a license.  We do recognize that sometimes tags slip off cats. That is why it is doubly important to make sure your cat is microchipped.” 

Stated Councillor Cohen:  “Personally, I have always had concerns about people who have outdoor cats. I have seen the pain and anguish experienced by some of my own neighbours, whose cats went out at night and never returned. The fact is, if you do insist upon having an outdoor cat then please purchase a license and make sure they are microchipped by the local veterinarian. It is a small price to pay to significantly increase the odds if your cat goes missing.” 

Outdoor cats in the City of Côte Saint-Luc need a cat licence following By-law 2394 that came into effect on November 1, 2012. Owners of outdoor cats must have them registered at City Hall (5801 Cavendish Blvd.) and obtain a cat identification tag, provide relevant information required to process the registration of the cat, and produce a certificate from their veterinarian stipulating that the cat has been spayed or neutered, provided the cat is six months or older.

The annual registration fee is $10 for an outdoor cat that is spayed or neutered and that bears a microchip or a tattoo, $15 for an outdoor cat that is spayed or neutered, but does not bear a microchip or tattoo, and $20 for an outdoor cat that is not spayed or neutered as a result of a medical exemption. The latter alludes to a feline 10 calendar years or older or one that has a medical exemption from the veterinarian attesting to the fact that it cannot be spayed or neutered. Fines will be issued to cat owners not complying with the by-law. They range from a minimum of $40 to a maximum of $1,200. 
In one of the cases where a cat was returned, the owner claimed she could not keep the animal any longer. “This made us very suspicious and angry,” said Ms. Liebling. “The Animal Hospital took her back and we have found someone to foster the cat for now. We are looking at what legal action can be taken against this individual for abandonment.” 

Ms. Liebling took the opportunity to remind all residents of Côte Saint-Luc that if they see any homeless cats near their residence to call the Cats Committee hotline at 514-485-6800 ext. CATS (2287) and every effort will be made to trap them. If the cat is sociable, the committee will try to get it adopted. Cats which are feral will be returned to the spot they were found. The CSLCC has many people in the community who feed these cats year-round.

For more information about licensing, visit CoteSaintLuc.org/PetLicenses. For more information about the Côte Saint-Luc Cats Committee, visit CoteSaintLuc.org/cats.

Côte Saint-Luc to name new park after Elie Wiesel 

The City of Côte Saint-Luc will name its new park at the corner of Cavendish Blvd. and Kildare Rd. after the late Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor and author who fought for peace, human rights and simple human decency. 

The new park, to officially be called Elie Wiesel Remembrance Park, includes 11 trees, pedestrian paths, lamp standards, illuminated bollards, 10 park benches and decorative fences 

“Côte Saint-Luc has one of the largest populations, per capita, of Holocaust survivors in the world,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “It is highly appropriate to honour Elie Wiesel this way posthumously. After he died, it was our own Beth Israel Beth Aaron Congregation that held a Montreal-wide memorial.”

A formal dedication ceremony for the new park will take place in Spring 2017. Over the next few months, meetings will be held with the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre and community leaders to ensure that the park tells a story for what Wiesel and other human rights activists stood for. 

Councillor Mike Cohen, who is also responsible for naming rights, said he was approached by a number of people after Wiesel died with the suggestion that the city honour him. 

“I believe that by doing so at the intersection of two of our most important streets makes a lot of sense, Councillor Mike Cohen said. “Elie Wiesel was a champion for people of all religions. We are proud of the fact his legacy will live on in our community forever.”

Born on September 30, 1928, in Sighet, Romania, Wiesel pursued Jewish religious studies before his family was forced into Nazi death camps during the Second World War. Wiesel survived, and later wrote the internationally acclaimed memoir Night. He also penned many books and became an activist, orator and teacher, speaking out against persecution and injustice across the globe. Wiesel won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. He died on July 2 at the age of 87.

 

Overnight parking tolerance

The city normally prohibits parking on streets between 3 am and 6 am and residents must call Public Security to request a temporary parking permit. However, the city grants a general overnight parking tolerance on many holidays—particularly those with out-of-towners visiting or when religious observances makes it difficult to move one's car.
You do not need to call Public Security and you do not require any pass to be displayed in your vehicle for the following period:

Friday, Sept. 30 at 5 pm to Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 8 am 

Friday, Oct. 7 at 5 pm to Thusday, Oct. 13 at 8 am 

Friday, Oct. 14 at 5 pm to Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 8 am
and Friday, Oct. 21 at 5 pm to Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 8 am

Note: Vehicles are not permitted to park in front of fire hydrants, in fire lanes, in front of driveways, in no-stopping zones or anywhere else when parking is never permitted etc.

Côte Saint-Luc Compost Giveaway on Thursday, October 13

Compost will be distributed free of charge to residents (proof of residency required) at the Côte Saint-Luc Compost Giveaway on Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 2 pm to 8 pm. The distribution takes place at the Public Works Department Building located at 7001 Mackle Road

Every household is entitled to 120 litres. Residents can bring their own empty 40 litre buckets to help cart away the compost. Bags will be available for residents without buckets. Residents should bring a utility bill or some other official document showing they live in Côte Saint-Luc. If there is compost left towards the end of the day, residents may return to take away more.

 

Info: 514-485-6868

Library anniversary on Sunday, September 18

Come celebrate! The library is 50.

The City of Côte Saint-Luc will be celebrating the 50-year anniversary of its public library all day on Sunday, September 18 culminating with an outdoor concert and laser show behind the library.

  • 11 am – 12 pm: Happy Birthday, Library! Storytime
  • 12 pm – 1 pm: Refreshments
  • 1 pm – 2 pm: Happy Birthday, Library! Time Capsule Fun
  • 2 pm – 2:30 pm: 50th Anniversary Cake
  • 2 pm – 5 pm: Fun activities for the whole family, including face painting, button making, discover your library tours, and more
  • 3:30 pm: Library Bingo for the whole family
  • 5:30 pm – 7 pm: Outdoor Concert—Vintage Wine Bring your lawn chair
  • 7 pm – 7:30 pm: Closing speeches
  • 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm: Laser show

To find out whether the concert will be held outdoors behind the library or move indoors, please call our concert hotline at 514-485-6900 ext. 5503. In the event of rain, a limited number of rain passes will be available at the library’s circulation desk as of noon on Sunday, September 18. Two tickets per person maximum.

Irwin Cotler Award for 2016 announced by City of Côte Saint-Luc

The City of Côte Saint-Luc has awarded the first ever Irwin Cotler Awards to students in grade 6 and grade 11 who devoted themselves to the cause of social justice.

“The award was given to the students who best exemplify the act of improving the world and fighting for social justice,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “This has been the hallmark of Professor Cotler’s life and we think this award is a fitting tribute.”

For the last five decades, Irwin Cotler has devoted his intellect and advocacy skills to the promotion and protection of human rights around the world, first as an international human rights lawyer and later as a Member of Parliament for Mount Royal, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, where he made the pursuit of international justice a government priority.

Grade 11 recipient
Madison Gold was selected as the grade 11 recipient of the Irwin Cotler Award. Throughout her five years at Bialik, Madison volunteered many hours at various organizations including The Friendship Circle, the National Conference of Synagogue Youth and the Diller Teen Fellows Program. In addition, Madison has acted as a Bialik Ambassador for the past two years and has been heavily implicated in the mentorship program at Bialik.

At The Friendship Circle, she participated in innovative programs and activities where children with special needs experienced the joy of friendship. At the National Conference of Synagogue Youth, Madison has spent countless hours visiting sick people in the hospital, preparing Shabbat meals for the needy and making blankets for the Chai Lifeline. At the Diller Teen Fellows Program, her work enabled her to grow as an active and effective person within the community and strengthened her leadership skills towards social action and community involvement.

Madison Gold presented with award

 

Grade 6 recipient
The Irwin Cotler Award for 2016 for a student in grade 6 was awarded to Gabrielle Murray, who recently graduated from École des Amis-du-Monde.

Gabrielle raised more than $3,000 for Heshima, an organization in Kenya that protects unaccompanied minors and separated children and youth between the ages of 13 to 23 from Somalia, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Rwanda, and Burundi. It provides safety and shelter for their most vulnerable participants, delivering a multi-disciplinary education program for students, supporting economic empowerment through a scarf-making social enterprise, providing childcare, accompanying participants to legal and medical appointments, and working within refugee community in Kenya to identify, protect and fight for their rights.

Gabrielle’s aunt works for the organization in Kenya and Gabrielle decided she wanted to help make a difference in the lives of these young girls. She brought together five classmates to launch a fundraising effort over two years. She also visited Kenya to meet the girls they helped. More information about the trip and a video is at http://www.greenangelsfoundation.org/chopping-for-charity/heshima-kenya/ and https://heshimakenya.wordpress.com/2016/05/13/montreal-6th-grader-sets-the-bar-for-supporting-human-rights/

All the schools in Côte Saint-Luc were encouraged to nominate one of their students to receive the Irwin Cotler Award. Nomination forms for the 2017 award will be sent to schools in January 2017.

Gabrielle Murray in Kenya

 

 

Learn more

>> View photos from the September 12, 2016, presentation

>> Watch Global News report on Madison Gold

>> Watch a video of Gabrielle Murray's visit to Kenya
 

Street lights on Cavendish Boulevard between Kildare and Mackle

The street lights on Cavendish Boulevard between Kildare and Mackle are back. Our own Côte Saint-Luc electricians have devised a temporary fix that to power tp the street lights

We are in close contact with Hydro-Québec to jointly find a permanent solution as quickly as possible. 

 

Council meeting: Monday, September 12, 2016 at 8pm

Council Meeting

 

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, September 12, 2016 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

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Public Consultation Meetings: Monday, September 12, 2016, at 7:30pm

Public Consultation Meetings

Takes place on Monday, September 12, 2016, at 7:30pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

 

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Côte Saint-Luc Public Library 50th anniversary event

The City of Côte Saint-Luc will be celebrating the 50-year anniversary of its public library all day on Sunday, September 18, 2016 culminating with an outdoor concert and laser show behind the library.

“There is a slew of free events for the whole family,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “There will be a special birthday-themed story time for kids, face-painting, library bingo with prizes, cake and much more. Don’t miss the concert by Vintage Wine highlighting hits from the 1960s and the laser show.”

The concert starts at 5:30pm. The laser show – originally scheduled for Canada Day – takes place at 7:30pm. For the full schedule of events, visit csllibrary.org.

“Library Director Janine West and her staff have planned a wonderful day for all,” said Councillor Mike Cohen, the council member responsible for library and culture. “We will be celebrating this anniversary throughout the year, so visit the library website and subscribe to its e-newsletter and Facebook page to stay informed.”

The city council established a citizens committee in December 1964 to look into establishing a public library. The city hired Eleanor London and the Côte Saint-Luc Public Library opened its doors on September 7, 1966. Its 4,322 square feet was originally located on the second floor of the Côte Saint-Luc Shopping Centre. It moved to its current 23,000 square feet of space in 1986.

“Having been part of this great library, this jewel of Côte Saint-Luc, for almost 35 of these 50 years, it is fair to say I have seen some substantive changes,” West said. “However, one thing has remained constant: our commitment to Eleanor London’s vision of the ‘people’s library’, a welcoming and personable community space where its staff go above and beyond to provide exceptional customer service.” 

For more information about these events and programs, visit csllibrary.org or contact the library’s Programs Department at 514-485-6900, ext. 4205.

 

 

Ceremony to formally inaugurate Sidney Shoham Place set for Sunday morning, September 25

The City of Côte Saint-Luc will formally rename a section of Hudson Avenue to Place Sidney Shoham Place at a ceremony on Sunday, September 25 at 10am.

Beth Zion Congregation will host a small reception afterwards, which the entire community is invited to attend. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held indoors, followed by the unveiling of the street sign.

Rabbi Sidney Shoham passed away on September 21, 2015, at the age of 86. He retired 10 years earlier as the founding rabbi of Beth Zion after having served in that role for 50-plus years. Rabbi Shoham continued to remain very active in synagogue life and in fact, passed away only hours after attending the synagogue’s annual Cantorial Concert, of which he was most involved.

Beth Zion president Earl Rosen said that it would be most fitting to rename the portion of Hudson Avenue, and the synagogue address 5740 Hudson Avenue, to 1 Place Sidney Shoham Place. He extended his appreciation to Mayor Mitchell Brownstein and Councillors Mike Cohen and Allan J. Levine for their assistance. Councillor Cohen is responsible for naming rights; Councillor Levine represents the district. At the ceremony, the new street sign will be unveiled and there will be words of welcome from Mr. Rosen, Mayor Brownstein, Rabbi Boruch Perton and a member of the Shoham family. 

On Tuesday, September 27, Beth Zion will host Scholar in Residence Rabbi Benjamin Blech at the Rabbi Sidney Shoham Memorial Lecture and then, on Thursday, October 6, the newly renamed Rabbi Sidney Shoham Tribute Concert called “The Gift of Music” will take place.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland the son of the late Rabbi Yechiel and Rebbetzen Ethel Shoham, Rabbi Shoham attended the Talmudical Academy of Baltimore and then went to Mesivta Yeshiva Rabbi Chaim Berlin in Brooklyn, New York. While studying at the yeshiva, Rabbi Shoham attended Brooklyn College at night and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in psychology. Later, he attended graduate school at New York University, School of Psychology and continued his studies in Montreal at the Allen Memorial Hospital – McGill University where he furthered his degree in Pastoral Psychiatry. 

Rabbi Shoham arrived in Montreal in 1955 to visit his brother Gilbert, who was Rabbi of the Beit Hamidrash Hagadol Synagogue on McKenzie. While here, he met with an enthusiastic group of individuals anxiously waiting to build a new community in the western suburb of Montreal. After discussions with the committee, he was quickly hired as the Rabbi of Beth Zion. Over the years, he had been active with nearly every Jewish organization in the city, notably Combined Jewish Appeal, B’nai Brith and State of Israel Bonds and the founder of the much needed Miriam Home. 

Aquatic and Community Centre and the Gymnasium closed for annual maintenance

Please note that the ACC will be closed to the public (including pools and fitness room) for annual maintenance from August 19 to September 11, 2016. The gym will be closed to the public for annual maintenance between September 10 and 22, 2016.

 

Council meeting: Monday, August 8, 2016 at 8pm

Council Meeting

 

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, August 8, 2016 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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Location

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Household hazardous waste and e-waste collection on Sunday, August 14, 2016 in Côte Saint-Luc

Residents can dispose of old paint cans, batteries and other household hazardous waste (HHW) and old cell phones, computers and display devices and other electronic waste (e-waste) on Sunday, August 14, 2016 from 9 am to 5 pm at the Public Works Yard, 7001 Mackle Rd.

Household hazardous waste items include: paints, solvents, varnishes and stains, pesticides, dry-cell batteries, car batteries, propane tanks, aerosol cans, products marked toxic, and corrosive, reactive or flammable. A more complete listing can be found here: cotesaintluc.org/hhw.

Electronic waste items include: computers, cell phones, non-cellular telephones and answering machines, printers, fax machines and video game peripherals. A more complete listing can be found here: cotesaintluc.org/electronicwaste. Electronic waste will be collected by the Electronic Products Recycling Association of Québec.

Resident who can’t attend this special collection can visit the Public Works Yard weekdays or the Côte-des-Neiges Eco-centre at 6925 Côte-des-Neiges Rd.

 

The Côte Saint-Luc smoke detector brigade visiting homes this summer

For the fifth consecutive year, members of the Côte Saint-Luc volunteer Citizens on Patrol (vCOP) smoke detector brigade are ringing door bells and offering to check smoke detectors and replacing dead batteries where needed.
 
The smoke detector brigade recently completed the south-east corner of the city including Borden, Randall, Alpine and Pinedale Avenues and surrounding east-west streets. It is now moving on to David Lewis and surrounding streets near the Décarie Square area.
 
“Smoke detectors save lives by warning people of possible fires in a home, but they can only do the job if they are working,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “Too many deaths occur in Canada that could have been prevented if the house was equipped with a working smoke detector.”

This initiative is done in partnership with the Montreal fire department. Smoke detector brigade volunteers will be wearing vCOP uniforms and carry a photo ID. If you are not home when they visit, they will leave a notice with information on how to schedule a visit. This is a free service.

“Once again, our vCOP teams are providing another level of preventative safety to residents,” said Councillor Glenn J. Nashen, who is the council member responsible for vCOP. “Whether they are checking smoke detectors, spotting garage doors left open, or watching out for homes of vacationers, our vCOP volunteers are helping Côte Saint-Luc remain one of the safest cities on the island.”

Côte Saint-Luc has a long history of fire prevention, including By-law 1556 requires smoke detectors in all new homes and buildings, which was adopted in 1977.
 
 

Technology Fair & Hoopla Digital Coming Soon at the Library

Technology Fair & Hoopla Digital Coming Soon at the Library

 

Côte Saint-Luc, July13, 2016 – The Côte Saint-Luc Library hosts its first Technology Fair on Thursday, August 4, from 12 to 8 pm.  

Residents can experience all of the library’s electronic services and devices including Hoopla Digital, which is being launched on that day. Hoopla is a digital media service that allows library members to stream videos, music, audiobooks and comics to their computer, or download titles to the smartphone app.

The Technology Fair will introduce library users to other devices and library services such as 3D printers, iPads, Naxos (streaming music), Zinio (online magazines), Mango (language learning resource) and more.

“The Côte Saint-Luc Library has long prided itself on being innovative,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “As the world shifts from physical media to streaming and download services, we want to be there to offer our residents content the way they want to receive it.”

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to add this easy-to-use, interactive and crowd-pleasing service to the long list of services we currently offer to our members.”

To begin enjoying Hoopla, library members can borrow material via our website (csllibrary.org) or they can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device. Using their library barcode, thousands  of  titles from major  Hollywood studios,  record  companies  and  publishers are available  to  borrow  24/7,  for instant streaming to computers or streaming/temporary downloading to smartphones and tablets . 

Hoopla  digital  partners  with  public  libraries  across  North America  to  provide  online  and  mobile  access  to  thousands  of movies,  TV  shows,  music, ebooks, audiobooks and comics. Hoopla digital is a service of Midwest Tape –a trusted partner of public libraries for over 25 years. 

For more information, call the library at 514-485-6900 and speak with a Reference Librarian or visit (csllibrary.org). 

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

Council meeting: Monday, July 11, 2016 at 8pm

Council Meeting

 

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, July 11, 2016 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

View the agenda
 

Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

More resources

Previous council meeting minutes

Members of council

 

The Council Chamber

Parkhaven outdoor pool closing at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, July 6, 13 and 20

The Parkhaven outdoor pool be closing at 4:30 pm for competitions on Wednesday, July 6, 13 and 20.

The ACC indoor pools remain open to the public.

 

Canada Day moved indoors to Gymnasium -- laser show postponed to September 18

The rain today (and the rain expected tomorrow) has forced us to move some of our activities indoors to the CSL Gymnasium (Mackle/Parkhaven). Join us for face painting, tattoos, photo booth, cupcakes, and the princess.

The laser show and performance by Airport 77 has been postponed until September 18, when the library celebrates its 50th anniversary.

What's open and what's not on Fête nationale and Canada Day 2016

Administrative offices
All administrative offices will be closed on Friday, June 24 and Friday, July 1, 2016.

Library
Friday, June 24 from 12pm to 5pm
Friday, July 1 from 12pm to 5pm

Library Lounge at ACC
Friday, June 24 from 8 am to 8 pm
Friday, July 1 from 8 am to 8 pm

Parkhaven Outdoor Pool
Friday, June 24 from 10 am to 8 pm
Friday, July 1 from 1 pm to 8 pm

Aquatic and Community Centre
Friday, June 24 from 8 am to 8 pm
Pool is open from 10 am to 8 pm.
Friday, July 1 from from 8 am to 8 pm
Pool is open from 10 am to 8 pm.

ACC Teen Lounge
Friday, June 24 Closed
Friday, July 1 Closed

Samuel Moskovitch Arena 
Friday, June 24 - Arena and administration office are closed
Friday, July 1 - Arena administration office is closed (but Arena is open for private rental contracts only)

Gymnasium
Friday, June 24 from 2 pm to 8 pm
Friday, July 1 from  2 pm to 8 pm

CSL Tennis Club
Friday, June 24 from 8 am to 9 pm
Friday, July 1 from 8 am to 9 pm

Overnight parking tolerance for Fête Nationale and Canada Day Weekends

The city normally prohibits parking on streets between 3 am and 6 am and residents must call Public Security to request a temporary parking permit. However, the city grants a general overnight parking tolerance on legal holidays. 

You do not need to call Public Security and you do not require any pass to be displayed in your vehicle for the following periods:

From Thursday, June 23 at 5 pm tom Monday, June 27 at 8 am 

and 

From Thursday, June 30 at 5 pm tom Monday, July 4at 8 am 

Note: Vehicles are not permitted to park in front of fire hydrants, in fire lanes, in front of driveways, in no-stopping zones or anywhere else when parking is never permitted etc.

UPDATE: CP rail yards emergency exercise on Wednesday June 29, at 11:30am

UPDATE: Canadian Pacific Railway will be conducting an emergency exercise at the St. Luc Rail Yards on Wednesday, June 29 at 11:30am. People in homes closest to the yards may hear a loud siren while CP does its test.

ACC Competition pool closed June 18 and 19 from 1pm tp 5pm

The competition pool at the ACC will be closed Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19, 2016 from 1 pm to 5 pm  for a private rental. The recreational pool remains and the Parkhaven Outdoor pool open to the public. 

Council meeting: Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 8pm

Council Meeting

 

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Thursday, June 16, 2016 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

View the agenda
 

Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

More resources

Previous council meeting minutes

Members of council

 

The Council Chamber