News and announcements

Starting October 1st, free paper bags for residents for leaf and garden waste

To help encourage residents to put garden waste at the curb, the City of Côte Saint-Luc is offering five free extra large paper bags to every household. Starting October 1st, 2014, paper bags will be 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 also place yard waste in their brown bins or cardboard boxes.

Residents should place paper bags and/or cardboard boxes alongside their brown bin on organic waste collection day.

 

 




Côte Saint-Luc launches mass notification system to alert residents about emergencies

The City of Côte Saint-Luc announced yesterday the launch of its CSL Alert Mass Notification System, which allows people to opt-in to receive emergency notifications via phone, text message, or e-mail.

The system will be used to notify people about imminent threats to health and safety,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said. “If you have a home phone, mobile phone, or email address, we’ll be able to send you information in an emergency. It is very important for residents to add their contact information to the alert system database.”

The city added all public phone numbers in Côte Saint-Luc to the system, such as the ones listed in the phone book. Therefore, most people who live in Côte Saint-Luc will get notified of an emergency by phone without having to sign up for anything.

However, for those whose home phone number is not listed, or who prefer to be notified by mobile phone, text message, or e-mail message, they must add that additional contact information to the system. Visit CoteSaintLuc.org/Alert and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to add contact information to the system.

“Not only can you receive emergency notifications in different ways, but you don’t even have to live in Côte Saint-Luc to receive notifications,” said Councillor Glenn J. Nashen, the council member responsible for emergency preparedness. “If your parents live in Côte Saint-Luc but you live in, say, the West Island, Toronto, or Florida, you can nonetheless sign yourself up to get notifications that affect your parents’ address.”


>>Presentation of the Emergency and Disaster plan



For more information or to add your phone numbers and e-mail address to the system, visit CoteSaintLuc.org/Alert.

Ballroom dancing championship coming to Côte Saint-Luc

For the fourth consecutive year, the Canadian Amateur Open Dancesport Championships will be at the Côte Saint-Luc Gymnasium (7500 Mackle Rd.) on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 1 pm to midnight.

The Canadian Amateur Open Dancesport Championships is presented by Danse Sport Québec. It allows ballroom dancers to compete for the title of Canadian Open Amateur Champion.

Tickets to this event are $40 for people age 16 and older or $25 for people 15 and younger and can be purchased online at www.dansesportquebec.com or offline by filling in the ticket order form and sending it with your payment information :

E-mail: claudette.martin@dansesportquebec.com

Fax: 450 222-2305

Mail: Danse Sport Québec, 380 rue Lafond, St-Calixte (Québec) J0K 1Z0.

Dancers of all ages and from all regions of Canada, the United States, and possibly Europe will perform their best efforts in both Latin and standard styles of dance for judges and spectators. Dancers will be dressed in ball gowns and tailcoats and as they perform the Slow Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot and Quickstep. They will also dance to Latin music including the Cha-Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble and Jive.

Danse Sport Québec has a number of dancers from Côte-St-Luc who will be introduced at the competition.  Danse Sport Québec extends an invitation to its spectacular event to all dance lovers.

For more information, please visit www.dansesportquebec.com or call 1-800-474-5746.

 

Missing 14-year old found safely

The missing 14-year was found safely at Longeuil metro station on Wednesday evening. Thanks to all those who spread the word to help find the boy.

>> Read the tweet from the boy's father

Owners of outdoor cats in Côte Saint-Luc must purchase licence tags

Owners of outdoor cats are required to buy a licence for their cat, which includes a tag worn around the neck that can be used to help reunite lost cats to their owners.

“I implore cat owners to license their outdoor cats,” said Councillor Mike Cohen, who is responsible for the animal protection portfolio. “We have had some recent success stories about outdoor cats who got lost but were found and reunited with their owners thanks to the tags.”

In late August, Lydia Ghazal, a member of the Côte Saint-Luc Cats Committee (CSLCC), trapped a cat that had been hanging around her house for some time. The cat was terrified, starving but had a collar and tag around its neck. Diane Liebling, who oversees the CSLCC’s fostering program, took the cat in while Shelley Schecter from Educhat spoke with the city who was able to provide the contact information of the cat owner and they were reunited.

A few days later, the CSLCC was alerted that someone’s Siamese cat had left the home and not returned. Because the owner had purchased a license, it was easier for the CSLCC to assist in the search. Fortunately, the cat came back on its own.

“Personally, I have always had concerns about people who have outdoor cats,” Councillor Cohen said. “I have seen the pain and anguish experienced by some of my own neighbours, whose cats went out at night and never returned. The fact is, if you do insist upon having an outdoor cat then please purchase a license and make sure they are micro chipped by the local veterinarian. It is a small price to pay to significantly increase the odds if your cat goes missing.”

Outdoor cats in the City of Côte Saint-Luc need a cat licence following By-law 2394 that came into effect on November 1, 2012. Owners of outdoor cats must have them registered at City Hall (5801 Cavendish Blvd.) and obtain a cat identification tag, provide relevant information required to process the registration of the cat, and produce a certificate from their veterinarian stipulating that the cat has been spayed or neutered, provided the cat is six months or older.

The annual registration fee is $10 for an outdoor cat that is spayed or neutered and that bears a microchip or a tattoo, $15 for an outdoor cat that is spayed or neutered, but does not bear a microchip or tattoo, and $20 for an outdoor cat that is not spayed or neutered as a result of a medical exemption. The latter alludes to a feline 10 calendar years or older or one that has a medical exemption from the veterinarian attesting to the fact that it cannot be spayed or neutered. Fines will be issued to cat owners not complying with the by-law. They range from a minimum of $40 to a maximum of $1,200.

 

For more information about licensing, visit CoteSaintLuc.org/PetLicenses. For more information about the Côte Saint-Luc Cats Committee, visit CoteSaintLuc.org/cats.




Photographs of journalist-turned-artist on display at the Côte Saint-Luc Library art gallery

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is presenting Illuminations, an exhibit of iridescent photographs of Montreal-based photographer André Boucher in the Library’s Art Gallery from September 30 to November 23, 2014.

Boucher will be at the Art Gallery on Tuesday, September 30 at 7 pm to discuss his work during a free Meet the Artist event. Refreshments will be served.

The exhibit features photographic works from six different series. The common theme, aside from mirroring effects, is that none of the photos has been digitally altered or retouched.  

Boucher prints his photographs on a variety of surfaces such as glass, stainless steel and paper, which he says allows him the flexibility of altering visual perceptions and keep the viewer guessing.

Boucher was born in Chicoutimi in 1950. He developed his talents as a photographer early in life. A graduate in communication studies, Boucher worked as a reporter for the newspaper Le Soleil and later founded Groupe Image, a project he directed for several years. He became a freelance photographer and then made a move towards contemporary art. He currently lives and works in Montreal. Boucher’s work has been shown throughout Quebec, and can be found in numerous private and museum collections.

His current artworks can be viewed at AndreBoucher.com.


The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is located at 5851 Cavendish Blvd. and is open from 10 am to 10 pm except statutory holidays when it is open 10 am to 5 pm. For more information, call the library at 514-485-6900 or visit www.csllibrary.org.


City to unveil highlights of disaster plan on Monday, September 15

The City of Côte Saint-Luc will unveil a summary of its emergency plan to the public on Monday, September 15 at 8pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

“We have updated our plan this year and our city council, staff, and volunteers are trained on what to do in case of a disaster or major emergency,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said. “We want to give residents an overview of the plan and explain how it would be used in an emergency.”

Councillor Glenn J. Nashen, the council member responsible for emergency preparedness will also discuss how residents can prepare for the first 72 hours of an emergency.

“Even with the best disaster plan and the best execution of that plan, it may take emergency workers some time to get to you because they have to prioritize who needs the most help,” Councillor Nashen said. “In the event of a major emergency, residents need to be prepared, too, with enough bottled water, canned foods, medication, and anything else you require.”

 

View video of the presentation:


 


For more information on how to prepare for an emergency, visit CoteSaintLuc.org/EmergencyPreparedness.

Council meeting: Monday, September 8, 2014

Council Meeting

Council Meeting

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


How to ask a question at the city council meeting

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


Council agenda

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Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

More resources

Previous council meeting minutes

Members of council

 

 

 

 

Grand re-opening of Nathan Shuster Park on September 14 at 11 am

Nathan Shuster Park re-opens on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 11 am after a $1.02 million renovation that includes some of the most innovative new equipment for kids on the Montreal island.

“The play equipment we have installed for both younger and older kids at Nathan Shuster Park will make it unique on the island,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said. “In order to plan the park, council and staff, and residents engaged in place-making exercises. Place-making is the process of making public places that will attract people and promote their health, happiness, and well-being.  I am confident the revamped Park will succeed admirably in doing so.”

District 8 Councillor Ruth Kovac says the park will be well used because of its unique features.

"I am very proud of the way the process that led to the rejuvenation of the park," Councillor Kovac said. "We engaged, discussed, debated and in the end have a great park. I think parents and grandparents will have a lot of great memories here."

The park is located between Collins Ave. to the south and Wallenberg Ave. to the north. It is near the northern-most part of Cavendish Blvd. The park now includes a zip-line, tube slide, enhanced nature walk trail, and other items for kids. Given that the Park sits together with a protected forested area, many of the items play on the forest theme with benches that look like logs sliced in half and a play equipment that looks like a treehouse.

“We think Nathan Shuster Park will attract people from across Côte Saint-Luc who want to experience something different,” said Councillor Mitchell Brownstein, the council member responsible for parks and recreation issues. “We think it will become a favourite destination in Côte Saint-Luc, not just for people in the area but from all over our city.”

Nathan Shuster Park was originally inaugurated on June 14, 1990. It is named in honour of the late Nathan Shuster who was a city councillor in Côte Saint-Luc from 1964 to 1989. He passed away in 1989 before the end of his term of office. Nathan Shuster’s children have been invited to the event and are expected to attend the grand re-opening.

 

To learn more about Nathan Shuster Park, visit CoteSaintLuc.org/NathanShusterPark.




Gravy on the Side: Cancelled this Saturday evening, August 23 at 8:30 pm

 

Please take note that Gravy on the Side, the Côte Saint Luc Dramatic Society variety hour, is cancelled for Saturday, August 23 at 8:30 pm. 

We apologize for any inconvenience 

The Association of Suburban Municipalities and Bill 3

The Association of Suburban Municipalities issued a press release today on the issue of Bill 3. 

>> Read the press release

 

Maison Fleuries Garden Beautification Contest

The annual Maisons Fleuries garden beautification contest recognizes the lovely landscapes across Côte Saint-Luc.

We’ve simplified the process this year by automatically entering all gardens into the contest. You no longer need to register.

This summer, a panel of judges will view all the front gardens in Côte Saint-Luc and select the winners and runners up in many categories including:

  • residential properties
  • apartments
  • condominiums
  • seniors residences
  • commercial buildings
  • public buildings 
  • community gardens 

If your garden is selected to be honoured, we’ll notify you and invite you to the reception this fall.

For more information, call 514-485-6806.




Council meeting: Monday, August 11, 2014

Council Meeting

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 8 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.


How to ask a question at the city council meeting

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


Council agenda

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Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

More resources

Previous council meeting minutes

Members of council

 

 

 

 

Côte Saint-Luc encourages residents to donate funds towards a mobile shelter for its sister city of Ashkelon

In 1975, Côte Saint-Luc became the sister city of Ashkelon, the southernmost city of Israel on the Mediterranean shoreline with a population of 110,000. Since hostilities began in early July, Ashkelon has been hit by more than 500 rockets. It is largest city within 20 km of the Gaza border.

“Many residents have approached the City Council to ask what can be done to help the people of our twin city,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said. “After discussions with Federation CJA, we believe a donation by our residents for a shelter is a concrete and visible way to help the people of Ashkelon and to let them know that the people of Côte Saint-Luc are thinking about them.”

Contributions designated to the mobile shelter can be made via the Israel Relief Fund of Federation CJA at www.federationcja.org/ashkelon or by calling 514-345-2600. Local officials in Ashkelon have identified an area next to the Ashkelon science school as the eventual location of the mobile shelter. The mobile shelter costs $20,000. 

To designate your donation for the Ashkelon mobile shelter, please include “IRF 2014 / Ashkelon” on the memo area of the front of the cheque. If donating by phone, please mention “IRF 2014 / Ashkelon” to the agent. If donating online, use the following address: www.federationcja.org/ashkelon.

 

The history of Côte Saint-Luc and Ashkelon

The City of Cote Saint-Luc and Ashkelon have been twin cities since 1975 when Mayor Samuel Moskovitch traveled to Ashkelon for a twinning ceremony. Since that time, Côte Saint-Luc has welcomed many delegations from Ashkelon. The green space behind the Côte Saint-Luc library was officially named Ashkelon Gardens, in honour of our sister city, on April 22, 1988.

 

For more information, contact Councillor Dida Berku at dberku@cotesaintluc.org or 514-485-6945.


Côte Saint-Luc EMS recruiting sessions this Thursday and Sunday

Côte Saint-Luc Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is looking for new members to join its team of volunteer medics.

A Côte Saint-Luc EMS recruiting sessions take place at the Côte Saint-Luc Aquatic and Community Centre on Thursday, August 7 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm, Sunday, August 10 at 9a m to 10:30 am, and again at 1 pm to 2:30 pm.

“Members must be active, eager to get involved, ready to learn and enjoy taking on challenges and making a difference in the community,” said Councillor Sam Goldbloom, the council member responsible for Public Safety services. “No previous first-aid training is required.”

EMS courses are offered twice during the year. Students complete in-class sessions and an on the-road apprenticeship, where they respond to real calls and put into practice the skills they learned in class. Members are encouraged to perform at least one shift per week.

[New location] Family movie night

Please note that Family movie night previously scheduled to take place at the ACC on Saturday, August 9 at 7 pm, is now being held in the Harold Greenspon Auditorium in Côte Saint-Luc City Hall (5801 Cavendish Blvd.).

Come see Wreck-It Ralph with your family. It’s free to attend but it’s recommended to reserve your spot by calling 514-485-6900, ext. 4111. 

Pétanque courts are open in Rembrandt Park

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

His current artworks can be viewed at PaulHunterArt.com.

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





Cummings Centre Choir event is cancelled

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

 

Cumming Centre

 

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

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

Council meeting: Monday, July 14, 2014

Council Meeting

 

Council Meeting

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


How to ask a question at the city council meeting

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


Council agenda

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Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

More resources

Previous council meeting minutes

Members of council

 

 

 

 

Condolence notice in today's Gazette

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

 

Bernard Lang condolence note

Passing of former Mayor Bernard Lang

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

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

 

>> View a selection of photos of Mayor Bernard Lang

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

 

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

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

Entrance to the pool is free on that day.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

Council meeting: Monday, June 9, 2014

Council Meeting

Council Meeting

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


How to ask a question at the city council meeting

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


Council agenda

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Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

More resources

Previous council meeting minutes

Members of council

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

                      CoteSaint-Luc,H4W 1W3

 

Who:             The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society

 

About the production:

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

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

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


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

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

Consumer Health Complete at the Library

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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