News and announcements

Free WiFi at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park

Côte Saint-Luc has launched free WiFi at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park as the newly renovated park is set to host the Canada Day celebration on Saunday, July 2, 2017. 

This is the first outdoor space to benefit from fast, free and reliable wireless Internet in Côte Saint-Luc. The WiFi at Trudeau Park will be on during the opening hours of the park, 8am to 11pm. No password is needed to access to the WiFi. The city also offers free WiFi at the Aquatic and Community Centre and Côte Saint-Luc Public Library.

 

Free WiFi at Trudeau Park

Cavendish Blvd. underpass and overpass work this summer and autumn

Major work on the Cavendish Blvd. underpass -- including the Heywood and Baily overpasses -- will run from July 4, 2017 to late November 2017, which will mean reduced lanes over the course of the project.

The Cavendish underpass was inaugurated in June 1965. This work is the most substantial rehabilitation of the structure since 1993.

“This is a major project on one of our most important arterial roads in the city,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “We waited to launch the project until after the school year to minimize the inconvenience to motorists. We are receiving an infrastructure grant from the federal and provincial governments to cover the major cost of this work.”

Key facts:

  • The underpass will be reduced to two lanes in either direction, except during a few brief periods when one side of the other will be reduced to one lane.
  • There will be no impact on the southbound Cavendish left-lane turn onto Fleet.
  • Both lanes of the Baily Rd. overpass will be blocked to traffic, and a detour will be in place..
  • The eastbound lane of the Heywood Rd. overpass will be blocked, however local access to the Mt. Sinai will continue. The westbound lane will remain open.

The work is part of a $2.7 million investment -- largely funded by a TECQ infrastructure grant. The work is being carried out by Construction Dimco.

The work to the underpass and overpasses includes the following, which will enhance the safety of motorists and pedestrians:

  • Replacement for the expansion joints on the overpass roads
  • Repair of the lower retaining walls and joints
  • Repairs of the central columns and replacement of the elastomeric bearing devices supporting the Baily and Heywood overpasses
  • Minor repair of the slab of the underpass deck and the walls
  • Full repair of the stairs on the south-east side (leading to Baily Rd.)
  • Replacement of sidewalks
  • Replacement of all handrails
  • Replacement of the lighting system
  • Painting of  the repaired walls
  • Replacement of guardrails on the overpasses roads
  • Paving and membrane of the overpass roads

Motorists should expect traffic delays caused by these closures and plan their route and time accordingly.

The city will post updates about the project at CoteSaintLuc.org/CavendishRoadWork and on social media.

 

New wildlife sculpture garden and plaque honouring Lt. Gen. Roméo Dallaire mark Canada 150 celebrations in Côte Saint-Luc

UPDATE

Newly-renovated Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park is home to Côte Saint-Luc’s celebration of the 150th anniversary of Canada on July 2, as the city honours the Canadian general who saved tens of thousands people, unveils a one-of-a-kind wildlife sculpture garden, and plays host to thousands of residents and visitors.

“We’re putting the finishing touches on our renovation of Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park and our Canada Day celebration will be the first of many memorable events at the park over the coming years,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “We’ll be joining thousands of communities across the country marking the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation.” 

The main Canada Day event begins at 4pm at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park (6975 Mackle Rd.) with the official unveiling of the Shalom Bloom Sculpture Garden. 

“Ten life-size bronze sculptures of wildlife animals were donated to the city by Canadian artist Shalom Bloom, who lives in Côte Saint-Luc,” said Councillor Ruth Kovac.

The Canadian citizenship ceremony takes place at 5pm at the Aquatic and Community Centre at 5794 Parkhaven Ave.

“At 9:30pm, Côte Saint-Luc will unveil a plaque on its Human Rights Walkway for Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire (Ret’d), who is a celebrated advocate for human rights, especially in regards to child soldiers, veterans, and the prevention of mass atrocities,” said Councillor Glenn J. Nashen. “In 1994, Gen. Dallaire disobeyed a command to withdraw UN forces from Rwanda and remained to fulfill the ethical obligation to protect those who sought refuge. More than 32,000 people were directly saved by Gen. Dallaire’s actions.”

Mayor Brownstein will kickoff the fireworks and laser light show at 9:45pm.

The master of ceremony for the event will be Dan Laxer of CJAD 800. The event co-chairs are Councillors Kovac and and Nashen.

A boat and airplane exhibit takes place from 10am to 1pm at the park.

See the schedule at http://cotesaintluc.org/canadaday2017.

Côte Saint-Luc hosts local author salon this summer

Don’t miss the chance to meet and hear from three talented writers at the local author salon taking place at the CSL library on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 7 pm.

Join three local authors, Ami Sands Brodoff (In Many Waters), Harry Rajchgot (Gravitational Fields: A Novel of Peacetime & War) and Ravit Rose (Unwanted Nasty Divorces) as they share from their latest works.

Get inspired and learn first-hand what it takes to write a novel, have it published and be ready to share it with the whole world. An eye-opening experience featuring three distinct writing styles and paths to discovery, self-help and the art storytelling.

“This is a great opportunity to encourage local talent,” said Councillor Mike Cohen, the council member responsible for library and culture. “Copies of their books will be available for purchase at the event, so let’s show them our support.”
 
For more information about what’s on this spring and summer at the Library, visit csllibrary.org or contact the library at 514-485-6900.
 
 

Curbside collection schedule

There is an error in the June 2017 Courier newsletter regarding the weekly curbside collection schedule. We regret the error. The schedule continues to be the following:

  • Mondays: Brown bin
  • Tuesdays: Blue bin
  • Wednesdays: Bulky waste
  • Thursdays: Garbage

Curbside collection schedule

 

Hours of operation and overnight parking tolerance for Fête Nationale (Saturday, June 24) and Canada Day (Saturday, July 1)

Hours of Operation and overnight parking tolerance for Fête Nationale (Saturday, June 24) 

 and Canada Day (Saturday, July 1)

Hours of operation for Saturday, June 24 and Saturday, July 1: 

          Aquatic and Community Centre:  8 am to 8 pm (indoor pools open 10 am to 7:30 pm)

          Arena: Closed

          CSL Tennis Club: 8 am to 8 pm

          Gymnasium: 10 am to 7:30 pm

          Library: 10 am to 6 pm

          Parkhaven Outdoor Pool: 10 am to 8 pm

          Rembrandt Tennis courts: 9 am to 11 pm

 

Monday, June 26 and Monday, July 3 (regular hours except for the following:): 

                   All administrative offices: closed

                   Library: 12 pm to 5 pm

                   Public Works Yard: closed

 

Waste collection: No change to the regular schedule.

 

Overnight parking:

Overnight parking will be tolerated* during the following dates:

                      Friday, June 23 at 5 pm to Tuesday, June 27 at 8 am

                                                               and

                      Friday, June 30 at 5 pm to Tuesday, July 4 at 8 am

 

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

Côte Saint-Luc will save $4.8 million thanks to fairer funding formula for island-wide service

The City of Côte Saint-Luc as part of the Association of Suburban Municipalities has negotiated a $4.8 million reduction in its share of payments to the agglomeration of Montreal for island-wide services over the next three years--savings that can be used to fund local programs, pay down our debt and reduce taxes by paying less interest on debt. 

“The new formula will allow us to keep more money in Côte Saint-Luc for programs and services that our residents value as well as allow us to reduce our debt and our overall tax rate,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “It is extremely good news.”

The ASM has argued for years that the percentages were not fair. Mayor Denis Coderre must be commended for being a fair partner in the City of Montreal that worked with us to find a fairer formula.

Côte Saint-Luc will continue to pay into the island-wide Agglomeration of Montreal for services like police, fire, and public transit but at a lower rate. 

Thanks to an agreement between the City of Montreal and the Association of Suburban Municipalities, the formula is changing. As a result, Côte Saint-Luc will be sending less money to the Agglomeration than we do today: $798,541 less in 2017, $1,597,081 less in 2018 and $2,395,622 less in 2019. That’s a savings of between 3 percent to 8 percent each year, compared to what Côte Saint-Luc previously paid the Agglomeration.

NEW DATE: Celebrate Canada Day on July 2 at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park

Event recap

Thank you to the thousands of people who came to Trudeau Park on Sunday, July 2, 2017 to celebrate Canada Day. The park was packed with families enjoying the new playground equipment, strolling through the new Shalom Bloom Sculpture Garden, taking the pledge to become Junior Park Rangers, enjoying the food and music and generally having an awesome time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule - July 2, 2017 - Trudeau Park

10am – 1pm: Model Boat and Plane Show

4pm: Official opening of the Shalom Bloom Sculpture Garden

4pm – 9:45pm: Inflatables, kiosks and activities, Live music with Replay the FAB 60’s Invasion, Buffalo Hat Dancers

7:00pm: Cupcake Distribution

9:30pm: Induction of Lt-General Roméo Dallaire onto the Human Rights Walkway

9:45 Fireworks and Laser Show

 

Fete du Canada 2017

Family Fun and Canadian Traveling Musical on Sunday, June 25 from 10 am to 1pm

On Sunday, June 25 from 10 am to 1pm, the City of Côte Saint-Luc is hosting a Family Fun morning and a performance of the Canadian Traveling Musical Dream Catchers, at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park (6975 Mackle). 

The fun for children starts at 10 am and will include face painting, circus and soccer activities and a bicycle obstacle course by Pedalheads Bike Camp. The Dream Catchers performance will start at 12 pm, this hour long vibrant musical and dance show explores the dreams of young Canadians. Côte Saint-Luc is proud to host this performance as it is their only stop in the Montreal area. For more information on Dream Catchers: dreamingcanada.ca/en/about-us.

This event takes place rain or shine. 

 

Little Shop of Horrors until June 25, 2017

Côte Saint-Luc (May 2, 2017) - The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society is thrilled to present Little Shop of Horrors from June 8 to 25 at the Harold Greenspon Auditorium.

Little Shop of Horrors, which boasts music by Alan Menken and lyrics and book by Howard Ashman, is a horror comedy rock-
musical like the city of Côte Saint-Luc has never seen before. Little Shop of Horrors is the Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society’s first full musical back in Côte Saint-Luc, following their META-winning collaboration with the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre, The Producers, which was presented at the Segal Centre last summer. Other recent musicals include Fiddler on the Roof, Catch Me If You Can and the META-winning Hairspray the Musical. The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society celebrates its 6th season this year.

Meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" – after lovely Audrey, his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it BLOOD. Over time, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination! Seymour must decide what he's willing to do for fame, fortune, and love. The musical was famously adapted into a 1986 film directed by Frank Oz.

“Directing Little Shop of Horrors has been a dream of mine since I was 9 years old! I have been besotted by its catchy tunes, hilarious script and iconic characters for 30 years now. I’m not alone. It’s one of the most produced musicals of all time,” said Director Anisa Cameron, who is also the Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society’s Artistic Director. “Our award-winning team is reunited to tackle the creative opportunities of this cult favourite! David Terriault (Music), Alexia Gourd (Choreography), Elyse Malo (Costumes), Linda Babins (Lights), as well as new comer to CSLDS, award winning set and puppet designer, Sabrina Miller – not to mention the incredible cast. I can’t wait to share our outrageous show with our audience!”

The cast of Little Shop of Horrors is made up of 23 amateur and professional performers from across Montreal. Ben Warner returns to the CSLDS to play Seymour, after starring as George in the recent production of Our Town, and Danny Zuko in Grease (2012). As Audrey, Seymour’s colleague and longtime crush, Sarah Kulaga-Yoskovitz makes her CSLDS debut, along with Franco Decrescentis

in the role of Orin, the sadistic dentist. Kenny Stein, who appeared in The Producers last summer and Fiddler on the Roof (2013), can be heard as the voice of the plant, while the plant itself appears as a larger-than-life puppet onstage. Côte Saint-Luc mayor and CSLDS founder Mitchell Brownstein plays shop-owner Mr. Mushnik. Other CSLDS veterans, as well as many newcomers, make up the show’s ensemble.

“We are thrilled to be presenting a popular musical with island-wide appeal, fulfilling our mandate to provide theatre for actors and audiences of all ages to enjoy,” said Mayor Mitchell Brownstein, the show’s producer and CSLDS founder. “Bringing happiness to the community is an important mission of our City Council. Little Shop is sure to have people laughing and leaving the theatre dancing and singing for days!”

Tickets are available online at CSLDramaticSociety.com, or in person at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library (5851 Cavendish Blvd) or the Aquatic and Community Centre (5794 Parkhaven Ave). General admission is $32, and students, seniors and QDF members pay $28. Tickets are $28 for the preview performances on June 8 and 9 at 8:00 PM, and June 10 at 2:00 PM.

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 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.

Council meeting - Monday, June 12, 2017 at 8pm

Council Meeting

 

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, June 12, 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.

 

Council agenda

View the agenda
 

Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

More resources

Previous council meeting minutes

Members of council

 

Green patrollers to share info on ecological issues this summer

Homes, businesses, and institutions may receive a visit from Kim Alizadeh or Eden Schwartz from now until mid-August 2017. They are members of the Green Patrol, an island-wide program to provide information about ecological issues. Their main goal this summer will be to bring awareness to residents on good practices concerning waste management, greening (tree planting and gardening) and water conservation.

The green patrollers will not ask to enter the home. They will be wearing a green t-shirt and have proper identification. 

The Green Patrol will also set up kiosks at municipal buildings, schools, apartment buildings, and townhouse developments. 

For more information regarding the Green Patrol, contact Juliana Costa, Environmental Technician for the City of Côte Saint-Luc at 514-485-6868, ext. 3106 or jcosta@cotesaintluc.org.

 

Green Patrollers in front of city hall

 

 

 

Côte Saint-Luc participates in province-wide Neighbours Day on June 10

City of Côte Saint-Luc is encouraging its residents to take part in the province-wide Neighbours Day on June 10, 2017
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.
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.

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.

For more information on how you can participate locally, call Laura Dydyk Trihas at 514-485-6806, ext. 2005
 

Van Horne blocked at Décarie Sunday morning; use Vézina instead

The Tour de l'Île bicycle event is taking place this Sunday, June 4, 2017. Fleet Rd. will be closed from Clanranald to Décarie on Sunday from about 8:45am to 12:30pm. Other east/west access (near Décarie) will be blocked too except for Vézina. The road closures are in the Waze navigation app, so for the best detour route on Sunday morning, consider using Waze for your Android or iOS device. Or else enjoy Sunday morning at one of our beautiful parks, pools, or library. Have a great weekend!

Watch for poison ivy at Shuster Park and Trudeau Park

There is poison ivy at Nathan Shuster Park and Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park. There are signs up inside the park in areas where poison ivy is known to be.

We spray a non-chemical natural product three times a year (in June July and August). The spray has greatly reduced the poison ivy at those parks, but parents need to help protect their young children by keeping them away from those areas. Older kids need to be warned by parents to look out for the bright signs posted by the city.

 

Poison Ivy warning

 

 

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:
                                                            Tuesday, May 30 at 5 pm to Friday, June 2 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.

City mourns passing of Eleanor London

Eleanor London reading to kids

The City of Côte Saint-Luc is saddened by the loss of Eleanor London, the city’s founding library director, whose unique vision lives on to this day.

“When I moved to Cote Saint-luc at the age of 4, one of the first things my mom did was take me to the library where Eleanor would read books to us kids during story time,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “In 1990, when I was first elected to Council, our relationship grew as Eleanor would tirelessly ensure her library remained the best. During the last couple of years as her health was failing we stayed in touch by phone and her love for the library was always foremost in her heart. Her love for community and excellence in customer service is a legacy that continues to shine and will remain for always, thanks to all she has done for our city. She will be dearly missed.”

Before the municipal mergers of 2000, the city named re-named library to honour London.

“Eleanor London was a visionary and when she was tasked with building the library in 1966, set about to create a place where people would feel good, enriched and stimulated,” said Janine West, the current director of the library and one of many librarians London hired over the years. “She ingrained in her staff that people must feel welcome and that the library must be easily accessible and part of one’s everyday routine.”

The original location for the library was above the Côte Saint-Luc Shopping Centre. For London, it was a calculated and deliberate choice. She understood that being near the shops that one frequented could create an easy and regular library routine for most people.

City Manager Tanya Abramovitch started her career as a librarian. She remembers her first meeting with London.

“Eleanor said to me, ‘You're hired. What job do you want?’,” Abramovitch said. “Those were pretty much the first words Eleanor London spoke to me at my interview at the library in 2001. I knew then that this was definitely a unique place. She made Côte Saint-Luc a library town and endlessly lobbied for resources to to ensure the library’s great reputation. She served the community in which she worked with a whole heart, and made a lasting difference to them. Eleanor was a visionary.”

Councillor Mike Cohen, who today is the council member responsible for the library, says he has fond memories of London going back to childhood.

“I was four years old when the first library was established on the second floor of the Côte Saint-Luc Shopping Centre,” Councillor Cohen said. “ She was the visionary behind the library we see today, open seven days a week and the envy of every other municipality in Quebec.”

A book of condolence has been placed at the library for the public to sign.

Eleanor London in her own words

"[The library] is a place where people feel good, where they are enriched intellectually and emotionally; an open, cozy, beautiful place to enjoy reading and being stimulated. Most libraries are rigidly institutional, boring; plastic building whose very purpose is the opposite. They are built and run not for the people, their availability, their needs, their feelings and dreams." - Eleanor London, 1987.

"If you know what a good library is you can't go through a day without it.  A good library helps you with your life." - Eleanor London, 1987.

"I had this fantasy that people would walk into our library in a bad mood and walk out smiling." - Eleanor London, 1987.

"Because we want to be more than a library.  We're a community centre, a cultural centre, a place for people to hang out." - Eleanor London, 1987.

"I would like to remembered for creating from scratch a great library that people adore."  - Eleanor London, 2006.

The advice I have for the future generations of librarians is: focus on your customers. They are your raison d'être. When it comes to the client, there is no problem too big or too small for you to solved.  Just do it!" - Eleanor London, 2006..

"I wanted a place where people could come and feel at home. They do. When you walk in on a Sunday afternoon and the place is packed with kids lying on the floor, some with their feet up and sitting on top of the shelves, some playing chess, some doing their school projects, some curled up in an armchair reading science fiction, you should know that this is how a library should be." - Eleanor London, 1975.

Quebec Electoral Court Challenge

The City of Côte Saint-Luc has contributed $7,000 to a fund to challenge in court a decision by the Quebec electoral commission to enlarge our D’Arcy-McGee riding thereby diluting the relative weight of your vote during a Quebec election. 

This is a basic question of fairness. Our only remaining option is to join with our neighbours and residents in challenging the new electoral map before the courts.

We also oppose merging of the Mont-Royal riding with neighboring Outremont, which will reduce the representation from the island of Montreal at the National Assembly.

Constitutional lawyer Julius Grey has taken the case and will plead before the courts to reverse the decision.

We encourage residents to contribute what they can to help fund this important legal challenge. The city will match dollar-for-dollar up to $3,000.

Cheques should be payable to Julius Grey in Trust. They can be or dropped at City Hall or mailed to: Electoral Court Challenge, c/o City of Côte Saint-Luc, 5801 Cavendish Blvd., Quebec, H4W 3C3. We will deliver the cheques to the law offices of Julius Grey.
 

Special council meeting: Monday, May 29, 2017 at 7pm

Council Meeting

 

Council Meeting

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, May 29, 2017 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

View the agenda
 

Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

More resources

Previous council meeting minutes

Members of council

 

The Council Chamber

Eastbound Fleet closed at Cavendish on Saturday morning, May 20, 2017

Eastbound Fleet Rd. will be closed between Cavendish and Borden on Saturday morning, May 20. Workers must repair a manhole cover. 

This means that if you’re leaving Côte Saint-Luc via the Cavendish underpass, you will not be able to turn left onto Fleet. You’ll have to go straight and follow the detour.

As always, please drive cautiously along the detour route, which includes side streets with young children who may be playing outside.
 

Fleet detour map

Pedal Boats at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park opening May 20

The pedal boats rides at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park will be opening on the weekend onf May 20, 2017 (weather permitting) and will be open throughout the summer according to the following schedule: 

May 20 to June 18:  Weekends only from 1 pm to 5 pm

June 24 to Aug. 20: Weekdays from 4 pm to 8 pm

  Saturdays from 1 pm to 8 pm

  Sundays from 11 am to 8 pm

Aug. 26 to Sept. 3: Weekends only from 1 pm to 5 pm

 

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park is located at the corner of Mackle and Shalom. 

Cost for the pedal boat rides is free with Fun Card or $5 per person for 20 minutes

Info: 514-485-6806, ext. 2101

Overnight parking tolerance and hours of operation for Victoria Day Monday, May 22

Hours of operation for Victoria Day Monday, May 22

 

All administrative offices will be closed. 

Aquatic and Community Centre: 8 am to 8pm (indoor pools close at 7:30 pm)

Parkhaven outdoor pool: 3 pm to 8 pm (weather permitting)

Gymnasium: 12 pm to 8 pm

Samuel Moskovitch Arena: Closed

CSL Tennis Club: 8 am to 10 pm

Rembrandt Tennis Courts: 9 am to 11 pm

Library: 12 pm to 5 pm

Public Works Yard: Closed

Overnight parking will be tolerated from Friday, May 19 at 5 pm to Tuesday, May 23 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 waste collection: Waste collection service is not affected by the holiday.

Partial indoor pool closure for May 19 to 21

Please note that the ACC competition pool will be closed to the public on Friday, May 19 from 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm and Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 from 1 pm to 9 pm for a water polo tournament. The recreation pool remains open to the public.

Blue Patrol 2017

Blue Patroller Kim Alizadeh will be patrolling the streets of Côte Saint-Luc  between May 12 to June 2, 2017 and will approach residents to raise awareness about water. This year, the mandate of a blue patroller is to encourage residents to re-orient their house gutters into a permeable surface (garden, grass etc.) in order to prevent overflow of drainage systems and to promote other means of water conservation.

In the coming weeks, keep an eye out for Kim. She’ll be wearing her recognizable blue t-shirt and take a few moments to talk with her. She does not need to enter your home.

For more information regarding the Blue Patrol, contact Juliana Costa, Environmental Technician for the City of Côte Saint-Luc at 514-485-6868, ext. 3106 or jcosta@cotesaintluc.org.

The Blue Patrol is back

Registration for July 6 Côte Saint-Luc Golf Classic starts soon

The annual Côte Saint-Luc Golf Classic is scheduled for Thursday, July 6 at Meadowbrook Golf Club (8370 Côte Saint Luc Rd.). Starting times for the nine-hole course are from 7am to 10am. A buffet luncheon follows at the Côte Saint-Luc Aquatic and Community Centre (5794 Parkhaven Ave.).
 
Registration takes place at the Aquatic and Community Centre starting May 15. The cost to register is $30. Space is limited.
 
In the event of strong rain, the luncheon will still take place as scheduled but the tournament will be rescheduled for Tuesday, July 11, with the same starting times
 
Côte Saint-Luc will be honouring this year Johnny Elias – a long-time volunteer and past owner of the Grand Slam Baseball School. Elias has recently agreed to loan nearly 50 years’ worth of baseball memorabilia to Côte Saint-Luc. The city will announce its plans at the luncheon on where the items will be showcased.

“Johnny was a professional minor league baseball player and later got to know players from the Expos and visiting teams quite well,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “He put together a remarkable collection over the years and we’re very excited to be able to share it with the public in Côte Saint-Luc.”
 
Côte Saint-Luc will also officially inaugurate the Pierre Brunet Parks and Recreation Bursary Fund, which is sponsored by local McDonald’s franchisee Pierre Brunet. The Fund will be used to help local families who need financial help to register their children in recreation programs. Funds will also support children with special needs. 

“Pierre Brunet has been involved in our helping our community for many years,” said Councillor Mike Cohen, who is the co-chair of the event along with Councillor Sam Goldbloom. “This new initiative will have a direct impact in the lives of many kids in our community.”
 
The 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.
 
For more information, contact Alvin Fishman at 514-485-6806 ext. 2012 (afishman@cotesaintluc.org) or Harold Cammy at 514-485-6806 ext. 2011.(hcammy@cotesaintluc.org)

 

 

Côte Saint-Luc Mega Garage Sale on Sunday, May 28

The Côte Saint-Luc Mega Garage Sale will take place rain or shine on Sunday, May 28, 2017 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.

Give the gift of life on Tuesday, May 9 from 1:30pm to 8pm

The annual Côte Saint-Luc Blood donor clinic takes place on Tuesday, May 9, 2016 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

Council meeting - Monday, May 8, 2017 at 8pm

Council Meeting

 

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, May 8, 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.

 

Council agenda

View the agenda
 

Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

More resources

Previous council meeting minutes

Members of council

 

The Council Chamber

Spring is in the Air at the CSL Library beginning this May

Côte Saint-Luc, May 2, 2017 – This May, the CSL Library is kicks off an exciting month infused with art, history and cultural items on the menu.

On Thursday, May 11 at 7 pm Grace Powell, a Montreal Museum of Fine Arts guide, will offer an in-depth look of the museum’s ever-popular Chagall—Colour and Music multidisciplinary exhibit. Her powerpoint presentation examines documentary works, including films, photographs and musical excerpts showcased at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Learn about the profound connection to music in the life and art of this celebrated artist.

On Tuesday, May 16 at 2 pm policy Director at Héritage Montréal, Dinu Bumbaru, will discuss  the early origins of Côte Saint-Luc. Learn all about the history of the city at this engaging event, also free of charge.

On Wednesday May 17 at 2 pm, Music Librarian Farah Mohammed will explore the unique musical styles of early 20th century French music from the revolutionary group Les Six. This event is free of charge.

On Thursday, May 25 at 2 pm, Dr. Harry Rosen, Professor Emeritus, McGill University, Faculty of Dentistry, will reveal how a successful career as an educator and restorative dentist brought him to the techniques he employs in his large-scale sculptures. His pieces are currently on display in the library’s Art Gallery.

Last but not least, join us Thursday, June 1 at 7pm for what promises to be an exquisite evening of baroque music by the internationally-acclaimed ensemble Pallade Musica. The concert A Quartet in Paris will delight music aficionados and novices alike. Don’t miss out! Tickets are available at the library’s main circulation desk. $5 in advance, $7 day of the concert.

For more information about these events and programs, visit csllibrary.com or contact the library’s Programs Department at 514-485-6900, ext. 4205.

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 received by May 22, 2017. 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, 2017. 

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.