News and announcements

Pétanque courts are open in Rembrandt Park

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

His current artworks can be viewed at PaulHunterArt.com.

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





Cummings Centre Choir event is cancelled

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

 

Cumming Centre

 

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

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

Council meeting: Monday, July 14, 2014

Council Meeting

 

Council Meeting

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


How to ask a question at the city council meeting

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


Council agenda

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Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

More resources

Previous council meeting minutes

Members of council

 

 

 

 

Condolence notice in today's Gazette

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

 

Bernard Lang condolence note

Passing of former Mayor Bernard Lang

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

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

 

>> View a selection of photos of Mayor Bernard Lang

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

 

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

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

Entrance to the pool is free on that day.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

Council meeting: Monday, June 9, 2014

Council Meeting

Council Meeting

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


How to ask a question at the city council meeting

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


Council agenda

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Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

More resources

Previous council meeting minutes

Members of council

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

                      CoteSaint-Luc,H4W 1W3

 

Who:             The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society

 

About the production:

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

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

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


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

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

Consumer Health Complete at the Library

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Digital magazines arrive in Côte Saint-Luc

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Council meeting: Monday, April 9, 2014

Council Meeting

Council Meeting

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


How to ask a question at the city council meeting

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


Council agenda

View the PDF


Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

More resources

Previous council meeting minutes

Members of council

Recycling collection: New contractor starts on April 1. 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Special Council Meeting: Monday, March 31, 2014

Council Meeting

Special Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 7 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.


How to ask a question at the city council meeting

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


Council agenda

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Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

More resources

Previous council meeting minutes

Members of council

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Hi-res photos: Dmitry Babich, Andrey Manulik

 

 

Council meeting: Monday, March 10, 2014

Council Meeting

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 8 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.


How to ask a question at the city council meeting

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Special Council Meeting: Monday, February 24 at 7 pm

Council Meeting

Special Council Meeting

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


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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Turnstiles now active at Aquatic and Community Centre

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

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

 

Council meeting: Monday, February 10, 2014

Council Meeting

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 8 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.


How to ask a question at the city council meeting

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


Council agenda

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Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

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Previous council meeting minutes

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