News and announcements

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.”

We are repairing lawns

During the winter months, Côte Saint-Luc Public Works snow clearing trucks or those of our contractors can sometimes drive over grass near the curb. Our policy is to repair the property. Your request needs to be received by May 24, 2018. Any request after that date will be done in the fall when the temperature is cooler.

Public Works crews are presently repairing the damaged areas by placing seeds and or sod depending on the damage. The work is expected to go on until May 31, 2018.Residents whose lawns have been repaired will receive a letter with care instructions.

If you think your lawn was damaged during snow removal, you can contact the Public Works Department at 514-485-6868 or info@cotesaintluc.org.

Jane’s Walk: Neighbourhood walking tour of Côte Saint-Luc on May 4 and 6, 2018

Jane’s Walk: Neighbourhood walking tour of Côte Saint-Luc on May 4 and 6, 2018

 

The City of Côte Saint-Luc will host a neighbourhood walking tours on May 4 and 6, 2018, as part of the annual Jane’s Walk event across North America and the world.

Norm Spatz, educational consultant and history buff, will be leading a tour “A Tale of Three Cities” on Friday, May 4 and Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 10 am starting at the Shaare Zion Congregation, 5575 Côte Saint-Luc Road (enter by the side door), Metro Villa Maria or bus 66. The walk is free of charge, but participants are encouraged to RSVP at jeisman@cotesaintluc.org.

The Montreal-area walks are organized by the Montreal Urban Ecology Centre (promenadesdejane.com/en/participer-a-une-promenade).

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.

City street sweepers clean things up after a long winter

Street sweeping: spring cleanig in CSL

After a long winter, Côte Saint-Luc Public Works will begin cleaning our roads and sidewalks as the weather warms up.

First, we use a flusher truck to flush the sand and gravel towards side of the road.

Then, later on, one of our two sweepers drives by and sprays water on the ground to moisten the debris. This is done to prevent dust from flying up as the brushes vaccum up the debris.

It can take the sweepers a few passes to collect all the debris left during the winter months.

Because we use water in this process, we have to wait until the temperature is reliably above the freezing mark. It takes about three to four weeks to sweep all our roads and sidewalks, so we should be done by the end of April.

 

Flushing of fire hydrants from April 11 to 17, 2018

We will be flushing the fire hydrants across Côte Saint-Luc from April 11 to April 17, 2018. We do this twice a year to make that sure our fire hydrants work properly and also to help clear sediments from the underground pipes. After we’re done, you may notice that your water is slightly coloured. This is normal. It’s not dangerous. All you have to do is run the water until it’s clear again. 

 

Used book sale on April 21 and 22

The Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is holding its two-day used book sale on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 11 am to 5 pm at the Harold Greenspon Auditorium at 5801 Cavendish Blvd. For more info, call the library at 514-485-6900.

Côte Saint-Luc to pay tribute to Holocaust survivor Marcel Zielinski at city council meeting on Monday, April 9

To mark the upcoming Yom HaShoah or Holocaust Remembrance Day, the City of Côte Saint-Luc will show a 10-minute video featuring Holocaust survivor Marcel Zielinski at the start of today's city council meeting at 8pm at 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

Zielinski, 83, lives in Côte Saint-Luc. He will be present at the city council meeting.

"Approximately 35,000 Holocaust survivors ended up in Canada, with at least 9,000 in the Montreal area and many of those in Côte Saint-Luc," Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. "I met Marcel Zielinski last year and he shared his story with me. I'm honoured he agreed to share it with us on video so that we can share it with our community and beyond."

Zielinksi was born on Krakow, Poland in September 1934. Nazi Germany invaded Poland around the time of his fifth birthday. His family was forced to live in the overcrowded Krakow Ghetto, before being sent to the Płaszow concentration camp, just south of Krakow. This camp was depicted in the movie Schindler's List.

Zielinski, who is an avid cyclist, rode across Canada in 1998 at the age of 63. At the end of June, he will be reurning to Poland for The Ride of the Living, a 90 km fundraising bike ride from the gates of the former Birkenau concentration camp to Krakow, a route that Zielinski walked at age 11 after the camp was liberated. The public can sponsor him at https://jcckrakow.kindful.com/ride-for-the-living-2018/team-zielinski.

Lane reduction on Westminster near Shell station from April 9 to 13, 2018

Two of the four lanes on Westminster Ave., just south of Guelph, will be blocked from Monday, April 9 to Friday, April 13, 2018, between 9am and 3pm. Prior to and after the daily work hours, the road will be re-open to all lanes of traffic.

Energir (Gaz Métro) is performing work to its underground network and needs to block these lanes during this period. The contractor has told the city that the eastern sidewalk (on the side with the homes) will be closed for about 1 hour during the work. The western sidewalk (on the side near Shell/Adar) will be unaffected.

Côte Saint-Luc has limited the work to between 9am and 3pm in an effort to minimize disruption during the main rush hour periods.

Westminster lane reduction

Spring cleaning drop off at Public Works

Drop off* your household waste during the extended hours of the Public Works Yard. For Côte Saint-Luc residents only. Proof of residency required. Drop-off of food waste free on these days. Also, donate your non-perishable food and we’ll deliver it to a food bank.

See fee schedule and regular drop-off hours at CoteSaintLuc.org/wastedropoff

* Standard allowed quantities apply.

Sewer rehabilitation work

Sewer rehabilitation

 

The City Côte Saint-Luc is rehabilitating the sewer main on many streets across the city in 2018. To view the list of upcoming work, visit the sewer rehab page.

 

 

Overnight parking tolerance and hours of operation for Good Friday, March 30 and Easter Monday, April 2

Hours of operation

  • All administrative offices will be closed.

  • Aquatic and Community Centre: 8 am to 8 pm (indoor pool opens at 10 am to 7:30 pm)

  • Library: 12 pm to 5 pm

  • Public Works Yard

    • Open: Friday, March 30 from 7:30 am to 3pm

    • Closed: Monday, April 2

  • Samuel Moskovitch Arena:
    • Closed Friday, March 30 and Sunday, April 1
    • Open: Saturday, March 31 and Monday, April 2
  • Gymnasium: 8 am to 8 pm

Overnight parking

Overnight parking will be tolerated during the following dates:

  • Thursday, March 29 at 5 pm to Tuesday, April 3 at 8 am 
  • and from Thursday, April 5 at 5 pm to Sunday, April 8 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

Waste collection service is not affected by the holiday.

 

vCOP info session on Tuesday, April 3

Residents interested in joining vCOP should come to an information session on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 7 pm at Côte Saint-Luc City Hall (5801 Cavendish Blvd.). They should bring identification and a completed copy of the application form available at www.CoteSaintLuc.org/en/vcop.

Special council meeting: Monday, March 26, 2018 at 7:30pm

City Council meeting

 

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 7:30pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd. For information, visit: www.cotesaintluc.org/councilmeetings.

 

New extended hours on Saturdays at the Côte Saint-Luc Public Library starting May 1, 2018

Extended hours at the library

The Côte Saint-Luc Public Library will be staying open until 10pm on Saturdays starting May 1, 2018.     

With this change, the Côte Saint-Luc Public Library will be open six days a week (Monday to Thursday, plus Saturday and Sunday) from 10am to 10pm, and Fridays from 10am to 6pm.

“By extending the hours on Saturday night, we  are offering more access to arts and culture for the community,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “Students need the space to study for exams, and families enjoy coming here as a fun and inexpensive activity. We will also be able to offer additional free activities like family movie night on some summer weekends.”

Councillor David Tordjman, who is the council member responsible for the library, says libraries are a community gathering place.

“Libraries aren’t just as a place to borrow books or movies, but they have become what’s called the third place – that is, a meeting place for a community,” Councillor Tordjman said. “We are very lucky to have this gem and we want to make sure as many people as possible have a chance to use it.”

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.

 

Felling of trees behind Ashkelon Garden

Tree Felling

Like many places on the island of Montreal, many of the ash trees in Côte Saint-Luc have been infected by the Emerald Ash Borer and have become sick or are dead. 

The forested area behind the library has also been infected. The trees there are sick and could potentially fall down on their own or even catch on fire if we don’t remove them. The existing maple trees will remain.

We are hiring a contractor to fell these trees starting approximately March 29 or 30, 2018. During the work, nearby residents will hear the sounds of workers and chainsaws. The work will be carried out weekdays between 7am and 5pm and weekends between 9am and 5pm. All the work must be complete by April 15 to comply with Quebec regulations.

After the trees have been felled, we also must remove the invasive plants. Once we are confident the area is ready, we will plant new trees and other species of vegetation over the next two years.

Like you, we are heartbroken that we are temporarily losing the beautiful forested area. Regrettably there was nothing we could do to save them. While we are replacing these trees, the new ones will take many years to grow to the size of what’s there now.

The city held an information session for area residents on March 5, 2018 to discuss the project. You can hear the presentation here.
 

CP siren test

There will be a CP siren test this morning, Tuesday, March 20, at 9am. Some parts of CSL may hear the sound. You can ignore it. It is only a test.

Special council meeting: Friday, March 16, 2018 at 4:30pm

City Council meeting

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 4:30pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd. For information, visit: www.cotesaintluc.org/councilmeetings.

Council meeting - Monday, March 12, 2018 at 8pm

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 8 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd. For information, visit: www.cotesaintluc.org/councilmeetings.

 

 

Share your ideas for the Smart Cities Challenge

Smart Cities Challenge

Côte Saint-Luc, like other local governments across Canada, lacks hard data to monitor our air quality, electromagnetic radiation, traffic data, and noise levels. In the context of the Government of Canada Smart Cities Challenge, the city is looking for ways to address the problems connected to its geography, lack of accessibility, and proximity to the rail yards. 

The Smart Cities Challenge is a pan-Canadian competition open to communities of all sizes to encourages communities to adopt a smart cities approach to improve the lives of their residents through innovation, data and connected technology. More info at impact.canada.ca/en/challenges/smart-cities.

Our idea
The City of Côte Saint-Luc is considering deploying a low-cost distributed sensor array across our city to monitor air quality and noise, electromagnetic radiation, temperature, sewer capacity, traffic volume and other environmental data to allow it to:

  1. Capture the vital signs and baseline data of the city.
  2. Share with residents, and health, planning and safety authorities, and researchers.
  3. Provide a real-time alert system for emergency preparedness.

Benefits
This will allow the city to better plan and implement its urban development, allow researchers to correlate health to environmental factors, and to improve traffic flow and promote its future growth, mobility and accessibility to its neighbouring communities. It will also engage residents by allowing them to adopt sensors in the array and give them access to data.

Feedback
Here’s how to give your feedback on this idea:

 

UPDATE

Listen to the audio from the Smart Cities Challenge meeting at:

https://soundcloud.com/cotesaintluc/smart-cities-consultation-meeting-march-14-2018-cote-saint-luc