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Donate to challenge Quebec redistricting

Every few years, the Quebec electoral commission reviews the ridings map and updates it. Sometimes new areas grow faster than others and so Quebec’s ridings are adjusted so that things are fair. 

However, in my view and that of many of my elected colleagues, the recent plan tabled by the electoral commission is a grave mistake. If we don’t act now and challenge this plan before the courts, the riding of D’Arcy McGee will be enlarged eastward, which dilutes the vote of citizens in Côte Saint-Luc and Hampstead. In addition one riding has been reduced causing our minority communities to have one less representative in Quebec City fighting for our rights.

HOW YOU CAN HELP
A legal action by attorney Julius Grey is currently before the courts. To ensure that the action can continue, we need our community to donate to the legal fund as soon as possible. Members of Council and I have donated personally to this cause. Time is of the essence.

Please make your cheque made payable to: Julius Grey, In Trust. You can mail the cheque to my attention: Mayor Mitchell Brownstein, City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd., Côte Saint-Luc, Quebec, H4W 3C3. 

OTHERS ARE AFFECTED, TOO
We’re not the only ones affected. The ridings of Outremont and Mont-Royal will be merged. What’s more, the Hasidic community along Hutchison St. will be split up -- those in the west will remain in the Outremont riding and those on the east side will find themselves in the Mercier riding. Something similar is happening to the Greek community in Laval.

A respect for natural communities is supposed to be a guiding principle of the commission, along with effective representation and equality of electors. But the Quebec electoral commission has not respected the natural communities in our area. Instead its decision weakens or splits apart natural communities -- all the while reducing the representation of those living on the island.

Please donate as generously as you can to ensure our community gets our day in court.

 

Mitchell Brownstein
Mayor of Côte Saint-Luc
 

Curbside collection begins at 7am every day starting in September

The curbside collection service will begin at 7am from Monday to Thursday starting in September 2018. Please ensure that your items are at the curb by 7am. You are allow to place your closed bin items (ie, brown bin, blue bin, garbage bin) at the curb at 10pm the evening before.

Big hazardous household waste drop-off on Aug. 26

The Big Drop Off

On August 26, 2018, from 9am to 5pm a collection day is held so that residents can bring hazardous household waste for safe disposal. You can drop off the following kinds of items at Public Works:

  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Electronic waste
  • Polystyrene (plastic #6)
  • Documents to be shredded

Hazardous household waste (HHW)

Hazardous household waste consists of materials that are toxic and should never be thrown in the garbage, dumped on land, or poured down the drain or sewer.

Many common household products contain hazardous chemicals that can pose a threat to living organisms if released into the environment, contaminating the air, water, and/or soil. Pesticides, fertilizers and other products can run off lawns and gardens into storm drains and streams, polluting fresh water. Solvents can escape into the atmosphere from the normal use of cleaners, paints and aerosol sprays, as well as accidental spills or improper disposal. Storing old chemicals around the house can be a potential fire hazard, as well as a potential threat to your children and pets.

  
Acceptable for
HHW drop-off
  
Not acceptable for
HHW drop-off
  • Paints (latex, alkyd, enamel), stains, varnishes, primers, rust , varnish, aluminum paint, acrylic sealer, wood preservatives, linseed oil
  • Motor oils , empty containers and filters
  • Vegetable oils
  • Batteries ( lead / acid ) ;
  • Rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries
  • Cleaning products or cleaners , degreasers, leads Conduit
  • Turpentine, Varsol, gasoline, fuel, thinners, alcohol, shellac
  • Pesticides and fertilizers
  • Pool chemicals
  • Adhesives, tar, epoxy, cleaner
  • Aerosol cans
  • Propane tanks
  • Materials containing mercury (such as fluorescent light bulbs and thermometers)
  • CFLs and fluorescent tubes 

 

  • Medicines
  • Asbestos
  • PCB-containing products
  • Explosive-containing products
  • Biomedical waste
  • Radioactive waste
  • Firearms and ammunitions
  • Fireworks or Bengal lights
  • Compressed gas tanks other than propane (ex . insulating foam, welding gas , helium, oxygen)
  • Contaminated soil
  • Tires

Council Meeting on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 8pm

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 8 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd. For information, visit: www.cotesaintluc.org/councilmeetings.

 

Aquatic and Community Centre and Gymnasium closed August 18 to September 9 inclusively

Aquatic and Community Centre and Gymnasium will be closed August 18 to September 9 inclusively for annunal maintenance. Both facilities will reopen to the public on Monday, September 10.

 

Unveiling of public art behind the Côte Saint-Luc Public Library

The public is invited to the official unveiling of the public art sculpture Partenaires/Reliance at Ashkelon Gardens (5851 Cavendish Blvd.) in Côte Saint-Luc on Monday, August 13 at 4:30pm.

The sculpture was created and donated to the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library by Dr. Harry Rosen. Dr. Rosen has created and donated 17 sculptures in the Montreal area including the Montreal Children’s Hospital, the Jewish General Hospital, the Segal Centre for Performing Arts, the YM-YWHA, the YWCA Westmount, the Mt. Sinai Hospital, the Institut de cardiologie de Montréal, and the MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre.

“Dr. Rosen's philosophy is to donate his art to institutions to which he shares their values,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “Our library was a natural fit and we had the perfect place for it in Ashkelon Gardens behind the library.”

Dr. Harry Rosen has enjoyed a successful career as a dental surgeon and professor at McGill University. He began working with stones at his country home in the Laurentians and developed his skills as a sculptor using the flat layers of sedimentary rocks, which he acquired around his country home property after breaking rocks apart with a sledgehammer.

The sculpture shows two people facing each other and holding hands as they lean backwards. The plaque inscription reads: “When communities build libraries, libraries build communities.”

“Public art has community-building potential,” Dr. Rosen said. “Not only does It create more beauty, joy, and connection in the world, but it has the ability to tell stories. In effect, it tells the library’s story. A library’s greatest asset is its ability to connect with people building relationships and creating partnerships. 

“This is the message of Partenaires-Reliance. I always felt that we humans are social animals and rely on each other. We don’t live alone. The sculpture tries conveys that message.”

Watch Mayor Brownstein’s interview with Dr. Rosen at https://youtu.be/bXlRBoODPa0. Watch the sculpture being installed at https://youtu.be/KGP1-0fzfyw. 

 

Dr. Harry Rosen and his sculpture Reliance at Ashkelon Gardens in Côte Saint-Luc.

 

Inauguration of Leonard Cohen Lane

The City of Côte Saint-Luc will officially inaugurate Leonard Cohen Lane on Monday, August 27 at 7pm in the green space connecting Marc Chagall Ave. with the Bernard Lang Civic Centre parking lot. 

“We are honouring Leonard Cohen in Côte Saint-Luc because of the influence he had through his words and music,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “Arts and culture are important to Côte Saint-Lucers and adding his name to  the landscape here is another way to recognize that fact.”

District 1 Councillor Mike Cohen says that although Leonard Cohen never lived in Côte Saint-Luc, his early years were similar to many of his contemporaries who ended up in the community.

“Leonard Cohen attended Roslyn Elementary School, Herzliah High School, Westmount High School, and McGill University,” said Councillor Cohen. “He loved books and words. He combined the analytical mind needed for debating -- which he did at McGill -- with the creative mind of a writer and thinker. He is all the things Côte Saint-Lucers revere and his name will be a fine addition to the landscape of Côte Saint-Luc.”

Other artists, musicians, scientists and thinkers honoured in the city with streets or parks include Irving Layton (poet), Beethoven (composer), Chopin (composer), Banting (scientist), Edison (inventor), Euclid (mathematician), Freud (scientist), Honoré de Balzac (writer), Krieghoff (painter), Lismer (painter), Louis Pasteur (scientist), Marc Chagall (painter), Mozart (composer), Newton (scientist), Rembrandt (painter), Sabin (scientist), Schweitzer (philosopher), Sir Walter Scott (writer), and Stephen Leacock (writer).

A childhood friend of Leonard Cohen, Raphael Fleming, will attend the ceremony and talk about Cohen’s early years. Councillor David Tordjman, who holds the Library and Culture portfolio and will co-host the ceremony with Councillor Cohen, says that the Côte Saint-Luc Public Library will be putting Leonard Cohen materials on display the week of the inauguration. In addition, the library will have a special film screening of Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man on Wednesday, August 29 at 2 pm.

About Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen (1934 – 2016) was a legendary Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and novelist. He was born in Westmount, Quebec. His father, who ran a well-known clothing store, died when he was nine. He pursued undergraduate studies at McGill University and became president of the debating union. He flirted with a legal career and attended McGill law school for a year after completing his bachelor's degree. He also went to Columbia University for a year. But literature had a stronger call than litigation.

"Let Us Compare Mythologies," his first book of poetry, was published in 1956 when he was an undergrad. The "Flowers For Hitler" poetry collection and the novels "The Favourite Game" and "Beautiful Losers" followed in the 1960s. He established himself as a poet and novelist of renown by the age of 32, Cohen decided that songwriting might pay better. Leonard cohen

A big break came in 1966 when Judy Collins recorded his standard "Suzanne," and he came out with his first album "Songs of Leonard Cohen" the same year. That was followed up with "Songs from a Room" in 1969, which included the popular "Bird on the Wire." He had a fairly steady output although his popularity dipped in the 1970s as disco, not doom, was deemed to be the treat for consumers' ears. But Cohen began a comeback in 1984 with "Various Positions," which included "Hallelujah."

 

Work on Cavendish Blvd. in NDG to begin on July 30

Starting Monday, July 30, 2018, the City of Montreal is starting road and infrastructure work on Cavendish Blvd. in NDG from Côte Saint-Luc Rd. to Fielding Ave. Their project includes replacing lead water pipes, rebuilding water and sewer lines, sidewalks and pavement as well as improving lighting. It is a multi-year project with some work in 2018 and the majority of the work in 2019.

Traffic

Weekend work operations until mid-August:

  • Cavendish Blvd., between Côte Saint-Luc Rd. and Merton Ave: complete closure, with local traffic

Daytime and weekend work operations until early August:

  • Cavendish Blvd., between Fielding and Chester: partial obstruction, complete southbound closure, at least one lane in the northbound direction will be open to traffic

Daytime and weekend work operations until October 2018:

  • Cavendish Blvd., between Côte Saint-Luc Rd. and Chester: partial obstruction, at least one accessible traffic lane in each direction

Work schedule
The work crews will be on site Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., as well as 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Saturdays.

 

Worksite area

Work on sidewalks in front of Bernard Lang Civic Centre from week of July 9 to July 20, 2018

Work is scheduled to begin this week, July 9, 2018, on the the sidewalks in front of the Bernard Lang Civic Centre drop-off zone. The sidewalks willl be widened from 1.5 meters to 2 meters. Two ramps for wheel chairs will also be built. The work is expected to be complete by July 20, 2018, provided there aren't too many rain days.

Although there will be a wood pedestrian ramp during the construction, we encourage visitors to use the back entrance to the Bernard Lang Civic Centre during the work.
 

Council Meeting on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 8pm

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 8 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd. For information, visit: www.cotesaintluc.org/councilmeetings.

 

Private pool inspections to begin again this year

The City of Côte Saint-Luc will soon begin its annual inspection of the fences surrounding properties with private pools. Our Public Security agents visit every home with a private pool to ensure that the safety rules in our by-law are being respected. There are approximately 275 private pools in Côte Saint-Luc.

Côte Saint-Luc By-law 2217 states that properties with a pool must  have a fence of between six and eight feet around the property, a gate with a self-closing and self-locking device out of the reach of children and capable of keeping the door closed. Owners of any property found to be non conforming are given 72 hours to take corrective measures.

The city will also inspect semi-private pools such as those in apartment buildings and townhouse complexes, for which there are more stringent requirements.

For more information about the rules governing private pools, visit www.cotesaintluc.org/BylawGuide.

Celebrate Canada Day on Sunday, July 8, 2018, at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park

Canada Day 2018 - New date

The Canada Day celebration in Côte Saint-Luc has been rescheduled to Sunday, July 8, 2018 from 4pm to 10pm. The Canada Day celebration will include most of the same activities originally planned including the fireworks and laser show, live music, Human Rights Walkway induction, inflatable games, face painting, and more.

 

SCHDULE

4:00pm – 4:30pm: DJ music (Company Master D, DJ: David Lavallée)

4:30pm – 4:50pm: West Island Music Academy

4:50pm – 5:05pm: DJ Music

5:05pm – 5:45pm: Lady’ 5 (Act #1)

5:45pm – 6:00pm: DJ Music

6:00pm – 6:40pm: Lady’ 5 (Act #2)

6:40pm – 6:50pm: Yo Natan and Eytan

6:50pm – 7:30pm: DJ music

7:30pm – 8:10pm: Lady’ 5 (Act #3)

8:10pm: 8:50pm: DJ music

8:45pm:  Unveiling of 150 Tree Plaque near Chalet 1

8:50pm: 9:30pm: Lady’ 5 (Act #4)

9:30pm: Human Rights Walkway induction of Viola Desmond

9:40pm: Remarks by Mayor Mitchell Brownstein, Canada Day event co-chairs, Mount Royal MP Anthony Housefather

9:50pm: Singing of O Canada

9:55pm: Fireworks and laser show followed by DJ music

Côte Saint-Luc to host Canada Day festivities on Sunday, July 8, 2018

The Canada Day celebration in Côte Saint-Luc has been rescheduled to Sunday, July 8, 2018 from 4pm to 10pm.

The Canada Day celebration will include most of the same activities originally planned including the fireworks and laser show, live music, Human Rights Walkway induction, inflatable games, face painting, carnival games, bubble ball and more.

“As of today, the weather forecast for July 8 is calling for a nice warm day -- basically ideal weather for an outdoor celebration,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “Our Canada Day event is open to all include, including our neighbours in other cities and towns who perhaps weren’t able to attend their city’s own Canada Day event because of the extreme heat.”

For the Sunday, July 8 Canada Day schedule for events in Côte Saint-Luc, visit CoteSaintLuc.org/CanadaDay2018.

Côte Saint-Luc postponed the event of July 1 because of the warnings about extreme heat and humidity and in order to protect the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, the public, and the various performers and entertainers.

Since the start of the heat wave, Côte Saint-Luc has added indoor programs and events, extended the hours of buildings, and waved the admission fee for the indoor and outdoor pools. Starting on July 4, city staff and volunteers will be visiting approximately 500 doors at 10 apartments that the city has determined are the most vulnerable.

 

Canada Day in CSL now on July 8

 

How to stay cool during the heat wave

-- UPDATED: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 --

While many people enjoy air conditioning at home, others do not. Therefore the city is inviting the public to enjoy the following activities at our air conditioned municipal buildings:

Côte Saint-Luc Public Library (5801 Cavendish)

  • Saturday: Open from 10am to 10pm; movie at 3pm (The Goonies)
  • Sunday: Open from 10am to 10pm; movie at 3 pm (Going in Style)
  • Monday: Open from 10am to 10pm; movie at 3pm (The Princess Bride)
  • Tuesday, July 3: Open from 10am to 10pm; movie at 2pm (Jealousy - French with English subs)
  • Wednesday, July 4: Open from 10am to 10pm; movie at 2pm (Darkest Hour, 2017)
  • Thursday, July 5: Open from 10am to 10pm

Aquatic and Community Centre (5794 Parkhaven)

Games in atrium and game room open for free.

  • Saturday: Open from 6am to 11pm
  • Sunday: Open from 8am to 9:45pm
  • Monday: Open from 6am to 11pm
  • Tuesday, July 3: Open from 6am to 11pm
  • Wednesday, July 4: Open from 6am to 11pm
  • Thursday, July 5: Open from 6am to 11pm
  • Friday, July 6: Open from 6am to 11pm

ACC Recreation pool (5794 Parkhaven) (free of charge) 

  • Sunday: 8am to 9pm
  • Monday: 8am to 11pm
  • Tuesday, July 3: Recreation Pool - Available for free swim from 3:30pm to 6:30pm (until capacity reached)
  • Wednesday, July 4: Recreation Pool - Available for free swim from 3:30pm to 9pm (until capacity reached)
  • Thursday, July 5: Recreation Pool - Available for free swim from 3:30pm to 6:30pm (until capacity reached)
  • Friday, July 6: Recreation Pool - Available for free swim from 3:30pm to 9pm (until capacity reached)

ACC Salon

Board games and tables.

  • Wednesday, July 4: 4:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Thursday, July 5: 4:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Friday, July 6:  4:30pm to 9:30pm

Parkhaven Outdoor Pool (7500 Mackle Rd.) (free of charge) 

  • Sunday: Open from 10am to 8pm
  • Monday: Open from 10am to 8pm
  • Tuesday, July 3: Open from 12:15pm to 8pm
  • Wednesday, July 4: Open from 12:15pm to 8pm
  • Thursday, July 5: Open from 12:15pm to 8pm

Yitzhak Rabin Park Wading Pool (free of charge) 

  • Sunday: 10am to 6pm
  • Monday: 10am to 6pm
  • Tuesday, July 3: 10am to 6pm
  • Wednesday, July 4: 10am to 6pm
  • Thursday, July 5: 10am to 6pm

Gymnasium (7500 Mackle Rd.) (free of charge) 

The gymnasium will open for free-play activities.

  • Sunday: Open 8 am to 8:30pm 
  • Monday: Open 5:30pm to 10:30pm 
  • Tuesday, July 3: 4:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, July 4: 4:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Thursday, July 5: 4:30pm to 8:30pm

Splash pads at city parks

You can cool down at any of the city’s five splash pads in these locations:

  • Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park

  • Richard Schwartz Park

  • Fyon Park

  • McDowell Park

  • Rembrandt Park

Pedal Boats: services will be cancelled on Sunday and Monday.

Unveiling of plaque for 150 Trees for Canada's 150th postponed

The unveiling of plaque for 150 Trees for Canada's 150th which was to take place on Sunday, July 1 during Canada Day festivities is postponed due to the high heat and humidity. 

Canada Day postponed due to heat wave

Canada Day postponed

Canada Day info

The Côte Saint-Luc Canada Day celebration scheduled for Sunday, July 1, 2018, has been postponed due to the high heat and humidity. We will announce a new date for the event later this summer. (Note: The Canadian Citizenship Ceremony will continue as planned at the Aquatic and Community Centre at the scheduled hour. The unveiling of plaque for 150 Trees for Canada's 150th which was to take place on Sunday, July 1 during Canada Day festivities is postponed due to the high heat and humidity.)

Deciding to postpone this event was a difficult decision given all the time and effort put into planning. Although it is disappointing, we believe it is the right decision in order to protect the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, the public, and the various performers and entertainers.

 

New dog by-law is in effect

On June 20, 2018, new rules came into effect in Côte Saint-Luc related to dogs. The by-law consolidates several existing by-laws and updates the responsibilities of the guardians of dogs. The by-law also allows guardians to bring dogs to some (but not all) parks, and includes certain conditions.

>> Read the summary of the key provisions of the new by-law

>> Read the full text of By-law 2508 (PDF)

The recycling situation in Quebec and how it affects Côte Saint-Luc

On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, about 15 percent of homes in Côte Saint-Luc didn’t receive their usual weekly curbside collection of blue bin recyclables. For these affected homes, the city is offering special plastic bags to accommodate any recyclables that don’t fit in their blue bins. These residents can pick them up at Public Works (7001 Mackle Rd.). Bring proof of address. If you live in an apartment that was missed, the city will deliver bags to your building. Next Tuesday, our contractor will collect the contents on these blue bins and these special plastic bags.

What happened on Tuesday?
Each week, 10 truckloads of recyclable waste from Côte Saint-Luc goes to the recycling facility of the Groupe TIRU, which is located at the Complexe environnemental de Saint-Michel. On Tuesday, June 19, the facility was at capacity and had very long wait times. Some of the trucks carrying waste from Côte Saint-Luc weren’t able to complete the job. The result was that about 15 percent of homes didn’t receive curbside collection service. Parts of Hampstead, Montreal West and the Borough of Saint-Laurent were affected in the same way.

We have a global and local problem
As you may have read in the news, there is a growing problem in North America related to the recycling of paper waste. In short, it has become much less valuable and recycling facilities are struggling to move it out, even as new paper products arrive each day from cities.

Côte Saint-Luc must rely on the Agglomeration of Montreal to find a solution as it is the island-wide government that is responsible deciding which recycling facilities we must use to send our waste.

Could this happen again?
What happened on Tuesday, June 19 could happen again in the future. We are exploring our options. But there are things we can do locally to help.

  • Flatten your cardboard boxes so that it takes less room in your blue bin and in the truck.
  • Put newspapers and other loose papers (without staples, etc.) into your brown bin instead of your blue bin. This paper can be organically composted instead of recycled.
  • Reduce the amount of plastic water bottles or other non-essential waste you consume and throw away, where possible.
  • Rinse your cans and bottles in case your blue bin contents are not collected one week.

We will update you as this story progresses. We hope what happened on Tuesday will not repeat itself, but as a city, we need to be prepared and need the help of everyone to make small changes in how you fill your blue bin.

For further reading
To learn more about the recycling issues both globally and locally, you can read the following articles.

 

Rabin Park closed on Thursday, June 21 from 7am to 1:30pm

All or most of Yitzhak Rabin Park will be closed on Thursday, June 21, 2018, 7am to 1:30pm in order to provide a second treatment to the pine trees in the park. The pine trees have a fungus/mushroom that must be sprayed with liquid copper or else the trees will eventually die. The treatment is not dangerous however the best practice is to keep the public at a distance while the treatment is underway. Parts of the park without pine trees may be open during the day.

Hours of operation and overnight parking for Fête Nationale (Monday, June 25) and Canada Day (Monday, July 2)

All adminstrative offices are closed. 

Aquatic and Community Centre: 6 am to 11 pm and indoor pools are open from 8 am to 9:45 pm
(regular schedule June 24 and July 1)
CSL Tennis Club: 8 am to 10 pm
Gymnasium: 8 am to 8 pm
Library: 10 am to 10 pm (open from 10 am to 10 pm on July 1)
Parkhaven Outdoor Pool: 10 am to 8 pm
Public Works Yard: Closed
Rembrandt Tennis courts: 9 am to 10 pm
Samuel Moskovitch Arena: 8 am to 5 pm
 

Curbside waste collection
There is no change to regular curbside collection (including brown bin collection at single-family homes and garbage collection for multi-family buildings).

 

Overnight parking
Will be tolerated during the following dates:
Friday, June 22 at 5 pm to Tuesday, June 26 at 8 am
and from Friday, June 29 at 5 pm to Tuesday, July 3 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.

Council Meeting on Monday, June 11, 2018 at 8pm

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, June 11, 2018 at 8 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd. For information, visit: www.cotesaintluc.org/councilmeetings.

Road work on Fleet Rd. the week of June 11, 2018

The City of Côte Saint-Luc will be repairing the asphalt on Fleet Rd. between Cavendish Blvd. and Pinedale Ave. during the week of June 11, 2018. Please plan for slight delays in your commute. The work is being done over the summer months to minimize disruptions.

The work will happen in two stages. In stage 1, eastbound Fleet Rd. (ie, towards Hampstead) will be closed for 1 to 2 days. When that work is complete, then stage 2 begins with westbound Fleet Rd. (ie, towards Cavendish) closed to traffic for 1 to 2 days.

During both stages, the detour route will take vehicles onto Pinedale, Merton and Cavendish.

We will be making a temporary change on Cavendish Blvd. southbound at Fleet during the work to allow two lanes of southbound traffic, instead of the one lane that is currently in effect. Please drive cautiously.

 

Detour map

 

 

Splash pads at Fyon and McDowell Parks closed until June 12

The splashpads at Fyon Park and McDowell Park will be closed until Thursday, June 12, 2018. We have repainted the splashpads and the paint needs time to cure.

Rabin Park closed on Wednesday, June 6, 2018

All or most of Yitzhak Rabin Park will be closed on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in order to provide a treatment to the pine trees in the park. The pine trees have a fungus/mushroom that must be sprayed with liquid copper or else the trees will eventually die. The treatment is not dangerous however the best practise is to keep the public at a distance while the treatment is underway. Parts of the park without pine trees may be open during the day.

Côte Saint-Luc one of 20 cities across Canada selected as Smart Cities Challenge finalist

The Government of Canada announced earlier today, June 1, 2018, that the City of Côte Saint-Luc is one of 20 finalists in the Smart Cities Challenge context, and one of 10 finalists in the category of cities sized 30,000 to 500,000.

“We are thrilled to have been selected for the next round of the Smart Cities Challenge,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “We had the chance to speak with Minister Amarjeet Sohi and thanked him and his team at Infrastructure Canada for the opportunity to take our idea further. I am very proud of the team led by Councillor Dida Berku who have made Côte Saint-Luc proud.”

Infrastructure Canada will award a $250,000 grant to Côte Saint-Luc to develop our final proposal. If this final proposal is selected, then the city would receive $10 million to implement the plan outlined in its final proposal.

The Smart Cities Challenge received 199 entries overall, including 126 proposals for cities with a population of between 30,000 to 500,000. Ten of these 126 cities have been invited to develop a final proposal. The population of Côte Saint-Luc is 34,464.

“We have a lot of work ahead of us as we use the $250,000 grant from Infrastructure Canada grant to expand on our preliminary proposal and form further partnerships with academics, social services, and industry partners,” Councillor Dida Berku said.

In its preliminary proposal, Côte Saint-Luc proposed the Senior Health and Real-time Environmental Data (SHARED) Initiative, which would give participating seniors personal GPS tracking/fall sensors for their home. The sensors would monitor things like whether the person has gotten out of bed or opened the fridge in the last day. Failing to do so would trigger an alert that could be followed up by the city or other partner organizations. The SHARED Initiative would also create a city-wide sensor grid to monitor noise, air pollutants and other environmental factors.

The Smart Cities Challenge is a competition open to all municipalities, local or regional governments, and Indigenous communities across Canada. The Canadian government is offering prizes for the winning cities. In its category, Côte Saint-Luc is eligible for a $10 million prize, which will be awarded to a city that addresses local issues their residents face through new partnerships, using a smart cities approach.

A copy of the SHARED Initiative preliminary proposal for the Smart Cities Challenge is available at CoteSaintLuc.org/smartcitieschallenge.

Read the Government of Canada press release here:
https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/smart-cities-challenge-improving-the-lives-of-canadians-through-innovation-data-and-technology-684271121.html

 

 

Dog run on Mackle temporarily closed on May 29 from 7am to 3pm

The dog run on Mackle Rd. will be temporarily closed on Tuesday May 29, 2018, from 7am to 3pm. City crews will be performing some maintenance.

 

Overnight parking tolerance and hours of operation for Victoria Day Monday, May 21

Hours of operation for Victoria Day Monday, May 21

 

All administrative offices will be closed. 

Aquatic and Community Centre: 8 am to 8pm (indoor pools close at 7:30 pm)

Parkhaven outdoor pool: Call 514-486-6806, ext. 2211 to confirm.

Gymnasium: 8 am to 8 pm

Samuel Moskovitch Arena: Closed

CSL Tennis Club: 8 am to 10 pm

Rembrandt Tennis Courts: 9 am to 10 pm

Library: 12 pm to 5 pm

Public Works Yard: Closed

Overnight parking will be tolerated from Friday, May 18 at 5 pm to Tuesday, May 22 at 8 am
Note: Vehicles are not permitted to park in front of fire hydrants, in fire lanes, in front of drive- ways, in no-stopping zones or anywhere else when parking is never permitted etc.

Curbside compost collection: Compost collection service is not affected by the holiday.

Côte Saint-Luc Mega Garage Sale on Sunday, May 27

The Côte Saint-Luc Mega Garage Sale will take place rain or shine on Sunday, May 27, 2018 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Confederation Annex of Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park, 6985 Mackle Rd.

There will be 60 tables set up under the roof of the Confederation Annex. Prepared food will be available on site.

Council Meeting on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 8pm

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 8 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd. For information, visit: www.cotesaintluc.org/councilmeetings.

 

 

Côte Saint-Luc Compost and Tomato Plant Giveaway on Thursday, May 17

Compost will be distributed free of charge to residents (proof of residency required) at the Côte Saint-Luc Compost Giveaway, on Thursday, May 17, 2018 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. We will also distribute free tomato plants. Limited quantities, first come, first served.

Info: 514-485-6868