News and announcements

Cavendish Blvd. southbound lane closed at Fleet Rd. until November 8, 2018

The right lane of Cavendish Blvd. southbound at Fleet Rd. will be closed from Thursday, October 18, 2018, until approximately November 8, 2018. Vehicles wishing to continue southbound (towards Côte Saint-Luc Rd.) can turn left at Fleet Rd. using the two left-turning lanes and follow the posted detour. The lane is being closed so that crews can complete repairs to the underground water network.


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Côte Saint-Luc presents Smart Cities Challenge ideas and progress to Smart City and IoT Expo in Toronto

The City of Côte Saint-Luc spoke at the 4th Annual Smart City and IoT Expo in Toronto on October 10, 2018, where it offered a preview of its eventual final proposal to the Smart Cities Challenge contest.

“We met with a lot of people in the industry who were very excited to hear that a city is looking to tackle the issue of how to help isolated seniors stay at home longer through the use of smart technology,” said Mayor Mitchell Brownstein, who spoke along with Councillor Dida Berku and Technical Director Marc Chriqui. “Côte Saint-Luc has a lot of programs for seniors to help keep them engaged, but the focus of our Smart Cities Challenge proposal is to help those who perhaps we don’t see at our events and who are more isolated.”

Côte Saint-Luc was selected as one of 10 finalists in its category (and one of 20 overall) by the selection committee of the Smart Cities Challenge, a contest created by the Government of Canada. Each finalist community will receive a $250,000 grant to help develop its final proposal that outline all design, planning, privacy, data protection and project management components of their plans. The grant can be used for activities such as staffing, professional services, feasibility assessments, capacity building, pilot projects, community engagement and communications, data, and relevant training. 

“The Smart Cities Challenge has given us the opportunity to brainstorm and to exchange in our city new ideas and new ways of doing things,” Councillor Berku said. “As cities, we don’t often get the chance to talk to researchers and people who are involved in seniors issues and really understand what we are trying to accomplish.”

In addition to the Smart City and IoT Expo on October 10, Côte Saint-Luc has also attended the Conference on Caregiving in Montreal on October 13, and held numerous meetings with researchers, people in industry and academia.

The next step is to launch a pilot project with seniors. The city will outfit their homes with sensors and smart devices in order to test and refine the ideas it believes can help isolated seniors live independent lives and stay at home longer. Participants must be age 65 or older, live autonomously, and have little or no caregiver support. To learn more or to participate in the pilot project, email or call 514-485-6800 ext. 5539.

>> Côte Saint-Luc Smart Cities Challenge page


Author Roslyn Franken to speak at the Côte Saint-Luc Public Library on November 1

Author Roslyn Franken will present a multimedia program based on her internationally acclaimed book, Meant To Be: A True Story of Might, Miracles and Triumph of the Human Spirit, on Thursday, November 1 at 2pm, at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library. 

Franken is an inspirational speaker, author, cancer survivor, and proud daughter of Holocaust and atomic bomb survivors. She will tell the unforgettable story her parents' amazing survival, love and triumph of the human spirit as two unlikely survivors of the Second World War. Her mother survived the Holocaust concentration camps of Nazi Europe, while her father survived the Nagasaki atomic bomb as a prisoner of war in Japan. These  two young prisoners of war in opposite sides of the world survived in the most extraordinary of circumstances and found everlasting love in Montreal  against all odds. Their remarkable life story was the subject of a Gemini award-nominated television documentary entitled Tea at the Embassy and a feature film adaptation of Roslyn’s book is currently underway.

Her presentation promises to  have uplifting lessons for us all. This is a free event open to the public. For more information, please contact Danielle Belanger, ext. 4205 or

Musicians of the World Symphony Orchestra benefit concert in support of the CSL Cats Committee on October 9, 2018

The Côte Saint-Luc Cats Committee (CSLCC) will hold its annual fundraising concert on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 7:30pm at the Syd Wise Auditorium of the Wagar Adult Education Centre at 5785 Parkhaven Ave.

>> Buy tickets online

Côte Saint-Luc to distribute free compost on October 11, 2018

Côte Saint-Luc to distribute free compost on October 11, 2018

Residents of the City of Côte Saint-Luc can collect free compost at the bi-annual Compost Giveaway on Thursday, October 11 from 2 pm to 8 pm at the Public Works Department Building, 7001 Mackle Rd.

Côte Saint-Luc is distributing 25 tons of compost. Every household is entitled to 120 litres. Residents can bring their own empty 40 litres 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.

The compost comes from the St. Michel Environmental Complex, which distributes it to communities. The compost is made from leaves. 

If there is compost left towards the end of the day, residents may return to take away more. For more information, contact the Côte Saint-Luc Public Works Department at 514-485-6868 or

Hours of operation for Thanksgiving, Monday, October 8, 2018 and overnight parking tolerance

Hours of operation for Thanksgiving, Monday, October 8, 2018

All adminstrative offices are closed 

Aquatic and Community Centre: 8 am to 8 pm (indoor pool closes at 7:45 pm)

Library: 12 pm to 5 pm

Public Works Yard: Closed

Samuel Moskovitch Arena: Closed

Gymnasium: 9 am to 8 pm

CSL Tennis Club: 8 am to 10 pm

Rembrandt Tennis courts: 9 am to 10 pm

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

Overnight parking will be tolerated  from Friday, Oct. 5 at 5 pm to Tuesday, Oct. 9 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.


Cavendish Closed at CSL Rd

CAVENDISH CLOSED AT CSL RD. (3:11pm): Due to the fire at 5505 Cavendish Blvd., police have closed Cavendish at CSL Rd. Cars travelling from Décarie westbound on CSL Rd. are being detoured onto Alpine. If you are trying to leave via Cavendish, use a side street to reach CSL Rd. Please drive carefully past schools and homes. The info we have at this hour is that it is a minor fire, so we hope the road will re-open before the afternoon rush hour.

Special council meeting: Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at 5:55pm

Council Meeting

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at 5:55 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd. For information, visit:


vCOP info session on Wednesday, October 3

Residents interested in joining vCOP should come to an information session on Wednesday, October 3. 2018 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

Information on making a claim related to the power outage of September 6, 2018

Many people who lost electrical power on September 6, 2018, have asked the city whether they can make a claim for any food that spoiled.

According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, during a power outage a full freezer will keep food frozen for about 48 hours. A freezer that is half full will keep food frozen for about 24 hours. An unopened refrigerator will keep food cold for about 4 hours.

In the event that you wish to make a claim, you may do so via the Groupe Ostiguy & Gendron, the insurance company of the contractor Aquaréhab. Please indicate in your letter to them the date of the incident, how long the power outage lasted, and the amount you are claiming in spoiled foods. Be sure to include your address and phone number so they can respond.

You can email your claim to or mail it to the following address: 


Groupe Ostiguy & Gendron

Attention Brigitte Boulet  

Assurance et Services Financiers

1600, boul. Saint-Martin Est, bureau 800

Laval (Québec) H7G 4R8

If you have questions or need to follow up with the insurance company, you can call Groupe Ostiguy & Gendron 450-662-2210 and ask to speak with Brigitte Boulet.


Natural gas service and hot water

Posted: Friday, September 7, 2018

Some buildings near Cavendish/Kildare still don't have natural gas service, which means there is no hot water. According to Énergir (GazMet) natural gas service should be restored by Friday evening (September 7, 2018).

Énergir : 1 800 875-9354


Natural Gas Leak at the Cavendish/Kildare Corner

At about 8am this morning (September 6), workers repairing the underground aqueduct on Kildare Rd. near Cavendish struck a natural gas pipe, causing a gas leak. Power was cut to the area as a safety precaution. As of 10:30am, GazMetro expects to this incident to last until mid-afternoon.

As of this moment, there has been no need to evacuate any homes in the area. Power is expected to be restored over the course of the morning and early afternoon.

  • UPDATE (10:45am): The Parkhaven Outdoor Pool is closed due to the power outage. The library is open with power from a generartor. The public computers work as does the WiFi.
  • UPDATE (11:20am): Crews are excavating around the natural gas pipe on Kildare, which is the first step in fixing it. They must also test to see whether any gas travelled underground. This is the standard operating procedure for an incident like this.
  • UPDATE (11:45am): Hydro-Quebec estimates power will be restored by 3:15pm. However this could change. To see Hydro-Quebec's outage map visit
  • UPDATE (12pm): GazMet estimates the pipe will be repaired by approximately mid afternoon. Once the repair is done, closed streets can be re-opened to traffic. This means that streets should be open before the afternoon rush hour.
  • UPDATE (12:15pm) (CORRECTION) GazMet estimates the leak will be stopped by mid afternoon, which will allow some streets to be re-opened to traffic. The repair will be done later. This means that most streets should be open before the afternoon rush hour.
  • UPDATE (1:15pm): GazMet has capped the leak. Some roads/lanes may be open by 2:30pm. Even after power and gas is restrored, there may be intermittent outages over the 24 hours as these two utilities are restored.
  • UPDATE (1:30pm): Hydro-Quebec has restored power in the library area. It is expected that power will slowly be restored across CSL in the next little while.

Residents can use Cavendish Blvd. southbound (via Einstein and Heywood) or Westminster to leave the city. See the map below. For the moment, the only way in is via Westminster Ave.

Exiti routes



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 periods:

Fri., Sept. 7 at 5 pm to Wed., Sept., 12 at 8 am

Tues., Sept, 18 at 5 pm to Thurs. Sept., 20 at 8 am

Sun., Sept. 23 at 5 pm to Wed., Sept. 26 at 8 am

 Sun., Sept. 30 at 5 pm to Wed., Oct. 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

Hours of operation and overnight parking for Labour Day Monday, September 3, 2018

All administrative offices will be closed.

Gymnasium and Aquatic and Community Centre (including indoor pools, fitness room and teen lounge): closed for annual maintenance

Library: 12 pm to 5 pm

Public Works Yard: Closed

Parkhaven Outdoor Pool: 10 am to 8 pm

Samuel Moskovitch Arena: Closed

CSL Tennis Club: 8 am to 10 pm

Caldwell Tennis courts: 8 am to 11 pm

Rembrandt Tennis courts: 9 am to 10 pm

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

Overnight parking will be tolerated during the following dates: 

                   Friday, Aug. 31 at 5 pm to Tuesday, Sept. 4 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 Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 8pm

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 8 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd. For information, visit:


Public consultation meeting regarding temporary car shelters ("tempos")

On August 13, 2018, the Côte Saint-Luc city council tabled draft bylaw 2217. If the draft bylaw is adopted by the city council, it will allow for residents to erect temporary car shelters (sometimes referred to as “tempos”) on an existing and conforming driveway.

A public consultation meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 7:30pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd., before the start of the regular monthly meeting of council. The city will summarize the provisions of the draft below (see below) and answer questions.

Here is a summary of the key provisions of draft bylaw 2217 about the rules surrounding temporary car shelters:

  • No more than one on an existing, conforming driveway

  • Can only be in place between November 1 and April 15

  • Must be translucent white canvas with clear windows, fitted with a dismantable tubular metallic frame

>> Read all the rules in the the full draft bylaw text

>> Read the public notice



Lane reductions on parts of Kildare east of Cavendish Blvd. until the end of Sept. 2018

The sleeving of the water main under Kildare Rd. between Merrimac Rd. and Marc Chagall Ave. will be completed the week of August 20, 2018. The asphalt repair will be completed the week of August 27.

Then work shifts west as another section of water main under Kildare Rd. is repaired -- this time between Cavendish Blvd. and Rembrandt Ave. This work is scheduled to start on August 20 and will end September 29--although there is a good chance that the work will be completed sooner than that.

During the work, Kildare Rd. will be reduced to two lanes -- one in each direction. The city will reprogram the traffic light cycle timing.


Water main repair map



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.

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. 

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:


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 Watch the sculpture being installed at 


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.


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:


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

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.



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

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