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Free paper bags for leaf and yard waste for Côte Saint-Luc residents

To help encourage residents to put garden waste at the curb, the City of Côte Saint-Luc is offering five free compostable bags to every household.

Bags are available at City Hall (5801 Cavendish Blvd.) weekdays between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm and at the Public Works Department (7001 Mackle Rd.) weekdays between 8 am and 4 pm. Proof of residency is required. Residents can purchase additional compostable bags from Côte Saint-Luc or from retailers. For more information about compostable bags, visit www.CoteSaintLuc.org/brownbin.

During the fall, households tend to produce more organic waste than can fit in their brown bin, due to the end of season cleanup of gardens and leaves on the ground. Residents are asked to put the overflow of leaves and grass clippings into compostable bags next to their brown bin on collection day.

The compostable bags are available while supplies last. Residents can contact info@cotesaintluc.org or 514-485-6800 for information.

What's open, what's closed and overnight parking tolerance for Thanksgiving, Monday, Oct. 9

Hours of operation for Thanksgiving Monday, October 9, 2017

 

All administrative offices will be closed. 
Aquatic and Community Centre: 8 am to 8 pm (indoor pool closes at 7:30 pm)
Library: 12 pm to 5 pm
Public Works Yard: Closed
Samuel Moskovitch Arena: Closed
Gymnasium: 8 am to 8 pm 
CSL Tennis Club: 8 am to 10 pm
Rembrandt Tennis courts: 9 am to 11 pm 

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

Overnight parking will be tolerated during the following dates:

Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 5 pm to Sunday, Oct. 15 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.
 

Overnight parking tolerance

Overnight parking tolerance

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

Wed. Oct. 4 at 5 pm to Sun. Oct. 15 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 - Monday, October 2, 2017 at 8pm

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, October 2, 2017 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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Temporary closure of the pedestrian walkway connecting Cavendish Blvd. to Sir Walter Scott Ave.

The third and final phase of the City Hall parking lot reconfiguration is well underway. To allow for electrical work and the preparation of new sidewalks, the pedestrian walkway connecting Cavendish Blvd. to Sir Walter Scott will be temporarily closed starting September 28.

Pedestrians can use the Bernard Lang Civic Centre (City Hall/Library complex) and parking lot path to travel from Sir Walter Scott and Cavendish Blvd., but only while the doors to the building are open. The doors are open on Mondays to Thursdays from 6:45am to 10pm, Fridays from 6:45am to 6pm, Saturdays from 10am to 6pm and Sundays from 10am to 10pm.

Outside these hours, pedestrians who want to walk between Sir Walter Scott and Cavendish Blvd. will have to use Kildare Rd.

The new walkway and parking lot driveway are expected to reopen in mid-October, weather permitting.

Côte Saint-Luc Compost Giveaway on Tuesday, Oct. 10

Compost will be distributed free of charge to residents (proof of residency required) at the Côte Saint-Luc Compost Giveaway, on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 from 2 pm to 8 pm. The distribution takes place at the Public Works Department Building located at 7001 Mackle Road

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

Info: 514-485-6868 

Next vCOP info session on Tuesday, Oct. 10

Residents interested in joining vCOP should come to an information session on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 at 7 pm at Côte Saint-Luc City Hall (5801 Cavendish Blvd.). They should bring identification and a completed copy of the application form available at www.CoteSaintLuc.org/en/vcop.

Repaving on MacDonald Ave. in CDN-NDG

The Borough of Côte-des-Neiges – Notre-Dame-de-Grâce is doing paving work on MacDonald Ave. between Vezina and Langhorne. The work begins Sunday, October 1 and should be completed October 6, barring unforeseen delays due to poor weather and other similar obstacles.

While the area is not in Côte Saint-Luc, it is near the Côte Saint-Luc portion of MacDonald Ave.

 

Splash pads open while the summer-like conditions last

CSL splash pads will stay open this weekend (September 23-24, 2017) and until these summer-like conditions end. Our splash pads are at Richard Schwartz Park, Fyon Park, Yitzhak Rabin Park, Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park, and McDowell Park.

Unfortunately the splash pad at Rembrandt Park is being repainted so won't be available.

You can find the locations of this parks in the Google Map at www.cotesaintluc.org/Parks.

 

Special meeting of the city council - Monday, September 18, 2017 at 4:45pm

Special Council Meeting

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 4:45 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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Court judgment in Meadowbrook case good news for Côte Saint-Luc

A decision by the Quebec Superior Court released on Thursday affirms the position of the City of Côte Saint-Luc that the Meadowbrook land in the western part of the city can be zoned as exterior recreational.

The judgment stems from a case between Meadowbrook Group Pacific and the City of Montreal. Meadowbrook Group Pacific is also currently suing the City of Côte Saint-Luc alleging that a zoning bylaw is invalid.

“The judgement in favour of Montreal is very promising for Côte Saint-Luc, because it essentially affirms what we have been arguing for years,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “While there is still a case pending since 2002 against Côte Saint-Luc, this related decision validates many of our arguments.”

In her judgment, Judge Pepita G. Capriolo ruled that Meadowbrook Group Pacific never had a viable project because it never advanced its own project properly, the proximity to the rail yards made this project less viable, the costs of infrastructure of the project were far too high, the land's use was not sterilized, it did not prove its land had the value it alleged to have, and Montreal never acted in bad faith.

Côte Saint-Luc zoned its half of the Meadowbrook Golf Course in its territory as exterior recreational in 2001.

 

 

 

Côte Saint-Luc to consult public on Kirwan Park renovations on December 3, 2017

Consulation Parc Kirwan Park

The City of Côte Saint-Luc will hold a public consultation on the subject of renovations to Edward J. Kirwan Park on Sunday, December 3 from 3pm to 5pm, at the Aquatic and Community Centre, 5794 Parkhaven Ave.
 
All residents are invited to participate, however the city requests that people RSVP at consultations@cotesaintluc.org by November 24.
 
“The city council has designated  Kirwan Park as the next major park to renovate,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “The public consultation is one of the first steps, but there will be other opportunities for the public to provide input and participate.”  

An important part of the consultation is to get feedback on whether to build a large chalet to accommodate multi-purpose use, such as for a camp, or to build a more modest chalet with bathrooms, or something in between. Another key element will be safety, especially around the Wentworth Ave. and Blossom Ave. entrances to the parks.
 
“While this is subject to feedback from residents, our initial belief is that the focus of the renovations will be on the central part of the park, between the baseball diamonds and the playground,” said Councillor Allan J. Levine. 
 
The budget allocated for the renovation of Kirwan Park will only be decided when the city budget is adopted in December.
 
 

Repairing a play structure at Imagination Park

A play at structure needs to be repaired at Imagination Park. To fix it, our contractor will be reparing some underground wires, therefore the structure will be cordoned off during the day. At the end of each work day, the structure will be secured and reopened to the public. Work is expect to last until Sept. 15.

Council meeting - Monday, September 11, 2017 at 8pm

Council meeting

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, September 11, 2017 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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What's open, what's closed on Labour Day, Monday, September 4, 2017 and overnight parking tolerance

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: 12 pm to 8 pm

Samuel Moskovitch Arena: Closed

CSL Tennis Club: 8 am to nightfall

Rembrandt Tennis courts: 9 am to 11 pm

Overnight parking will be tolerated during the following dates from Friday, Sept. 1 at 5 pm to Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 8 am

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

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

 

Special meeting of the city council - Monday, August 28, 2017 at 8pm

Council meeting

Special Council Meeting

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, August 28, 2017 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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Heywood overpass closed in both directions weekend of August 26/27

The Heywood overpass will be closed in both directions from Friday, August 25 at 11pm to Monday, August 28 at 5am. The work is being done on the weekend to minimize traffic disruptions.

Heywood overpass closed

Aquatic and Community Centre annual shutdown period

The Aquatic and Community Centre is closed from August 19 to September 10 inclusively. The Indoor pools will close on Aug. 18 at 12 pm.

The Gym closed from August 26 to September 10 inclusively.

For registration, memberships, or information go to Parkhaven outdoor pool reception desk (7500 Mackle), Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 8 pm (except on Friday, Sept. 8).

All activities resume at ACC (including registration) and the Gym on Monday, September 11.

 

Water disruption on some addresses of Parkhaven and Kildare

UPDATE (August 23, 2017) -- The water shut down is now scheduled for Thursday, August 24, 2017 between 2pm and 6pm

 

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Water will be temporarily turned off at the following addresses on Parkhaven and Kildare on Friday, August 18, 2017 from 9am to 4pm.

  • 5759 Parkhaven
  • 5761 Parkhaven
  • 5763 Parkhaven
  • 5765 Parkhaven
  • 5767 Parkhaven
  • 5769 Parkhaven
  • 5771 Parkhaven
  • 5773 Parkhaven
  • 5778 A Parkhaven
  • 5778 B Parkhaven
  • 5780 A Parkhaven
  • 5780 B Parkhaven
  • 5782 A Parkhaven
  • 5782 B Parkhaven
  • 5784 A Parkhaven
  • 5784 B Parkhaven
  • 5785 Parkhaven
  • 5786 A Parkhaven
  • 5786 B Parkhaven
  • 5788 B Parkhaven
  • 5788 A Parkhaven
  • 7363 A Kildare 
  • 7363 B Kildare
  • 7365 A Kildare
  • 7365 B Kildare
  • 7367 A Kildare
  • 7367 B Kildare
  • 7369 A Kildare
  • 7369 B Kildare
  • 7371 A Kildare
  • 7371 B Kildare

 

Council meeting - Monday, August 14, 2017 at 8pm

Council meeting

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, August 14, 2017 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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Temporary parking lot entrance at city hall/library starting August 7, 2017

Starting August 7, access to parking spaces at the City Hall/Library parking lot will only be via the Sir Walter Scott entrance.
Follow the detour signs to find this entrance.

 

Temporary parking lot entrance

 

Côte Saint-Luc District 4 meeting on Wednesday, August 16

The city councillor for Côte Saint-Luc District 4 will be hosting a meeting at Le Waldorf Residence (7400 Côte Saint-Luc Rd.) on Wednesday, August 16 at 7pm for residents to ask questions about local and city-wide issues.

Councillor Steven Erdelyi will answer questions and brief residents on what’s new in Côte Saint-Luc and District 4, the plans for a new nature path/dog run in District 4. Residents will be able to share their ideas during the general discussion.

“This is the eighth District 4 meeting I have organized,” said Councillor Erdelyi, who is also the council member responsible for the finance portfolio. “Based on comments and feedback at previous district meetings, the city made improvements to parks, signage, added traffic calming measures and was able to prepare plans for the new nature path/dog run. If you have a suggestion for how to improve your neighbourhood, this is a great way to share it and make a difference.”

District 4 encompasses the south-west corner of Côte Saint-Luc bordered by Westluke Ave. (to the west), Magnolia Rd and Westover Rd. (to the south), Small Rd. and Tyme Rd. (to the east) and Baily Rd. (to the north).

 

 

The Big Drop-Off on Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Big Drop Off

Household Hazardous Collection Day is no longer just for household hazardous waste. Come to The Big Drop-Off on Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 9 am to 5 pm at the Public Works Yard (7001 Mackle) and bring us your e-waste, polystyrene (plastic #6) and documents to be shredded. The following items can be dropped off at the Public Works:

Hazardous household waste

  • Spray cans
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Propane tanks and cylinders
  • Car batteries
  • Used motor oil and vegetable oil
  • Fertilizers 
  • Paint 
  • Batteries
  • Pool chemicals
  • Household cleaning products

Electronic waste: 

  • Computers
  • Cellular devices and non-cellular phones
  • Audio systems
  • Keyboards and computer mouse
  • Audio/visual systems

Polystyrene (plastic #6): 

  • Thin styrofoam products eg. trays to hold meat and fruit
  • Expanded polystyrene eg. cups for hot drinks and protective packaging
  • Rigid polystyrene eg. CD and DVD cases, single use plates and cutlery, flower pots,  single serve yogurt containers
  • Please wash all items prior to dropping them off. 

Documents to be shredded: 

  • Each address is allowed 3 “banker” boxes (12 x 10 x 15 in).
  • Small attachments such as paper clips are accepted.
  • Binders are not accepted.
  • Proof of residence required.

Info: publicworks@cotesaintluc.org or 514-485-6868

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Canadian Open DanceSport Championships return to Côte Saint-Luc on Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Côte Saint-Luc Gymnasium is home to 2017 Canadian Open DanceSport Championships and World DanceSport Federation events competition on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 1pm to 11pm.

This is the sixth consecutive year that DanseSport Québec is holding the events in Côte Saint-Luc.

“I watch this event every year,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “It’s truly a magical sport and a dance event.”

The Canadian Open DanceSport Championships will be presented by DanseSport Québec and provide an opportunity for some of the best dancers to compete for the title of Canadian Open or WDSF Open Champion.

Dancers of all ages, from juvenile to senior, and from all regions of Canada, the United States and Europe, will present the judges and spectators with their best efforts in both Latin and standard styles of dance. The elegance of the Slow Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot and Quickstep will be showcased, with dancers dressed in elegant ball gowns and tailcoats. In addition, the sensual and invigorating rhythms of Latin music will liven up the atmosphere, as dancers perform the Cha-Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble and Jive.

Tickets can be purchased online at dansesportquebec.com/main/cco/home or at the door. For more information, call 514-418-8264 or visit their website.

The Côte Saint-Luc Gymnasium is located at 5794 Parkhaven Ave. in the City of Côte Saint-Luc.

Special council meeting: Monday, July 17, 2017 at 7pm

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Council Meeting

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 7 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

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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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CSL saves 70 percent of trees in parking lot renovation, will replant those lost

Côte Saint-Luc has started work on the reconstruction of the parking lot behind the city hall and library. We're doing more than just repaving. We're improving the way it's configured in order to remove the excessive turns, which create risks for pedestrians. We're also adding two charging stations for electric vehicles and creating more parking spaces for cars to park.

We have been fortunate to have a parking lot with so many trees not just around the edges but within the parking lot itself. Our goal at the start of this project was to save as many of these trees as possible by transplanting them elsewhere. We are saving approximately 70% of the tree and have transplanted 28.

 

 

Of course, we would have preferred to have saved all the trees. However, of trees that are being cut their roots were too deep to survive transplant or to small to justify the cost while new trees can be planted of similar size or they were sick or damaged in some way. It didn't make sense to move the sick trees as the cost to transplant a single tree is about $2,000. We decided to transplant the healthy trees, which cost $53,000 in all. All the trees being cut will be replaced with new replanted trees.

To sum up:

  • We will have a new, safer parking lot 
  • We saved approximately 70% percent of the trees in the existing parking lot
  • We will replant new trees for all those that were cut
  • We will have two electrical charging stations for electric cars
  • We transplanted 28 trees of the old trees from the parking lot to locations across the city

 

Parking lot renovation

Parking lot under renovation

Sand wasps in some parks

We have placed signs like this one today at Rabin Park and Brownstein Park. Like many other cities on the island of Montreal and across Canada, sand wasps have been spotted in these two parks. Unlike their more dangerous cousins, sand wasps are not aggressive. Sand wasps will not sting people unless manhandled.

Public Works is inspecting every park this afternoon (July 6). If we find sand wasps, we will post more of these signs. Over the next weeks and months, Public Works will be routinely tilling the sand, which can disrupt the wasps and encourage them to leave. Sand wasps tend to disappear by the end of August. Sand wasps can be a nuisance to some, but they help pollinate flowers and feed on flies, bugs and ants.

 

Sand wasp warning sign

 

Temporary outdoor pool closures schedule for July

Temporary outdoor pool closures schedule for July

On July 5, 19 and 26 starting at 5 pm the Parkhaven outdoor pool will be closed for swimming competitions

July 18, 25 and August 1 starting at 5 pm the Parkhaven outdoor pool will be partially closed for water polo competitions. 

 

The public is always welcome to attend the competitions and cheer our teams.

Temporary outdoor pool closures schedule for July

Temporary outdoor pool closures schedule for July

On July 5, 19 and 26 starting at 5 pm the Parkhaven outdoor pool will be closed for swimming competitions

July 18, 25 and August 1 starting at 5 pm the Parkhaven outdoor pool will be partially closed for water polo competitions. 

 

The public is always welcome to attend the competitions and cheer our teams.

Council meeting - Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 8pm

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Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 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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