News and announcements

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 

Contacting the city on Thursday, May 3

Our phone landline provider, Bell Total Connect system, is presently experiencing a major outage. This is affecting our phone system, currently the city cannot make or receive calls (in some cases you may be directed immediately to voicemail). However the city can be reached by email at info@cotesaintluc.org or through social media.

St. Luc Yards evacuation drill scheduled for Monday, May 7, 2018 at 10am

Canadian Pacific (CP) will be conducting an evacuation drill in the St. Luc rail yard on Monday, May 7, 2018 at about 10 am. The exercise will include the sounding of a siren and you may hear emergency vehicle sirens as well.

 

Traffic Advisory: Temporary road closure on Westminster Avenue and Kildare Road on May 2, between 8 pm and 9 pm.

Traffic Advisory

What: Temporary road closure
Where: Westminster (between Mackle and Kildare) and Kildare (between Westminster and Hudson)
When: Wednesday, May 2, 2018, starting at 7:55pm (approximately) until 9pm 
Reason: Parade route

Road closure map

 

Côte Saint-Luc Golf Classic set for July 5, 2018, tickets on sale starting May 7

The 39th Annual Côte Saint-Luc Golf Classic is scheduled for Thursday, July 5 at Meadowbrook Golf Club 8370 Côte Saint Luc Rd.
 
Starting times for the nine-hole course are from 7am to 10:30am. A buffet luncheon follows at the Côte Saint-Luc Aquatic and Community Centre, 5794 Parkhaven Ave.
 
Registration for the Côte Saint-Luc Golf Classic begins on Monday, May 7 at 9am at the Aquatic and Community Centre. The cost to register is $30. Space is limited.
 
In the event of strong rain, the buffet luncheon will take place as scheduled but the golfing will be rescheduled to Tuesday, July 10 with the same starting times
 
“This year we will be honouring Joe Presser,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “Joe is a long-time community volunteer, who has been active at programming in Côte Saint-Luc for most of his life, notably at Beth Zion Congregation, the Parks and Recreation Department, the Cummings Centre Sports Celebrity Breakfast and the Côte Saint-Luc Men’s Club.”
 
The Côte Saint-Luc Golf Classic raises funds for the Pierre Brunet Parks and Recreation Bursary Fund, which is sponsored by local McDonald’s franchisee Pierre Brunet. The Fund helps local families who need financial help to register their children in recreation programs. It also supports children with special needs. 
 
“Pierre Brunet has been involved in helping our community for many years,” said Councillor Mike Cohen, who is the Chair of the Côte Saint-Luc Golf Classic. “This new initiative has a direct impact in the lives of many kids in our community.”
 
The Côte Saint-Luc Golf Classic is open to all, with participants slotted into groups of players ages 64 and younger or ages 65 and older.
 
The luncheon will include trophies, guest speakers and door prizes. There will be snacks on the golf course and souvenir packages available.
 
Marc Ezerzer and Hagai Brener from the Côte Saint-Luc-based Vantage Mortgage and Real Estate Group will return as event sponsors. 
 
For more information, contact Alvin Fishman (514-485-6806 ext. 2012, afishman@cotesaintluc.org) or Harold Cammy (514-485-6806 ext. 2011, hcammy@cotesaintluc.org).
 
 

Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society to present Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat this summer

The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society is gearing up for their 2018 summer production. This year, the award-winning community troupe will be presenting Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical adaptation of the biblical story. The classic story is reimagined onstage as a rock musical, featuring iconic songs including “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.” The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society will bring the familiar characters to Côte Saint-Luc, featuring a large cast of actors from the community and beyond. 

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society’s first show of the 2017-2018 season, following past hit musical productions. Both Hairspray and Catch Me If You Can saw sold-out runs and remounted due to popular demand. In addition to the Dramatic Society’s two Montreal English Theatre Awards (for Hairspray and The Producers), the CSLDS won six BroadwayWorld Montreal Awards for their 2016-2017 season. 

“I am so proud of the award winning company we’ve built over the past seven years,” said artistic director Anisa Cameron, who will be directing the production. “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat offers us an opportunity to produce a show that will embody the spirit of community theatre, while challenging our team to continue to produce excellent, artistically rich and fulfilling work. I am also thrilled that this cast will be our largest since The Producers, and that, for the first time, we will have children in our musical production.”

Performing the title role is Sam Boucher, a young up-and-comer in the Montreal theatre scene who currently studies theatre performance at Concordia. A CSLDS veteran, Sam has performed with the troupe since the age of 16, and was more recently seen as Rocky in Mainline Theatre’s production of The Rocky Horror Show. The show also stars Nicole Arrage (Little Shop of Horrors) and Jeanne Motulsky (Hairspray and The Producers), who will both be portraying the show’s Narrator. Actors of all ages round out the cast, including a small chorus of children between the ages of 7 and 12.

"I am thrilled that we will be presenting this biblical story and supporting education in our community,” said Mayor Mitchell Brownstein, who is the show's co-producer along with Councillor Mitch Kujavsky. “Youth are the future of our community and telling this story at schools while including children in our cast is part of our mission of bringing the joy of theatre to people of all ages.”

Tickets will be available online at CSLDramaticSociety.com, or in person at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library or the Aquatic and Community Centre. General admission is $32, with $28 tickets available for students and seniors.

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

 
CREATIVE/PRODUCTION TEAM
Producers: Mitchell Brownstein & Mitch Kujavsky
Musical Director: Nick Burgess
Choreographer: Alexia Gourd
Stage Manager: Emma Loerick
Assistant Director: Ryan Kligman
ASM: Samantha Stermer
Costume Designer: Elyse Malo
Lighting Designer: Linda Babins
Props/Set Designer: Rachel Germinario
Technical Director: Scott Drysdale

STARRING
Joseph: Sam Boucher
Narrators: Nicole Arrage and Jeanne Motulsky

AND FEATURING
Marc Ducusin, Steve Korolnek, Mitchell Brownstein, Karyn Pellatt-Caron, Craig Dalley, Edward Cohen, Justin Johnson, Eli Rubineau, Shaun Nishmas, Sam Melnick, Jonah Zoldan, Helen Gwiazda, Liz Lopez, Janet Garmaise, Ari Sterlin, Madison Bernard, Rachel Merovitz, Natasha Lilliman, Danna Nishmas, Jordana Kujavsky, Elyse Wolman, Hannah Sheffren, Cheryl Everett Rajchgot, Adena Lemieux, Toby Clark, Judy Kenigsberg, Ellen Rabin, Bev Silverman , Norm Spatz, Mackenzie Caron, Rachel Chemtob-Stadtlander, Pailey Vas, Naomi Vas , Abigail Schipper, Victoria Salama , Molly Socran
 

Give the gift of life on Tuesday, May 8 from 1:30pm to 8pm

The annual Côte Saint-Luc Blood donor clinic takes place on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 1:30 pm to 8 pm at the municipal Gymnasium at 7500 Mackle Rd.

Anyone who is at least 18 years old and in good health can donate blood once every 56 days, which is six times per year. Info: www.hema-quebec.qc.ca, 1-800-343-4264

Special council meeting: Monday, April 30, 2018 at 7:30pm

City Council meeting

 

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, April 30, 2018, at 7:30pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd. For information, visit: www.cotesaintluc.org/councilmeetings.

 

Côte Saint-Luc tackles social isolation of seniors with sensors and AI in proposal to Government of Canada Smart Cities Challenge contest

The SHARED InitiativeThe City of Côte Saint-Luc has submitted an application to the Government of Canada Smart Cities Challenge detailing how it would help socially isolated seniors with a network of stationary and mobile sensors, and track the environmental vital signs of the city.

The Senior Health and Real-time Environmental Data (SHARED) Initiative 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.

“I am very proud of the efforts of Councillor Dida Berku, who is the council member responsible for citizen engagement,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “She was able to pull together residents, people in industry, and staff to develop a Smart Cities Challenge application that addresses some of the key issues facing Côte Saint-Luc and most other cities across the country.”

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

“This was a team effort from start to finish,” Councillor Dida Berku said. “I want to thank our Member of Parliament Anthony Housefather for encouraging Côte Saint-Luc to apply, and to Mayor Brownstein and the city council for supporting it. Thanks, too, to the residents who participated in the public meetings organized by the city and a citizen’s group.

“In particular, I want to thank Charles Guerin who worked tirelessly on the project. We could not have done it without him. I also want to thank Marv Garellek and Steve Bransom of GlobeOwl Solutions, Professor Jia Yuan Yu of the Concordia Institute of Information System Engineering, and Gloria Freedman of the CIUSSS-CODIM, and the city councillors and staff who were part of the task group, in particular Darryl Levine.”