Like everywhere else in Quebec, residential construction will resume in Côte Saint-Luc as of April 20. However, in accordance with the announcement by the Quebec government, only construction and renovation work allowing for the delivery of units scheduled for July 31, 2020, at the latest will be authorized. In other words, the objective of the provincial measure is to make unoccupied residential units available. Any non-essential beautification or expansion project is excluded.
Residential construction projects that meet all of the criteria mentioned must also be subject to a valid permit already issued by the City of Côte Saint-Luc. No new permits can be delivered as long as the main activities of the Urban Planning Division are suspended.
In addition, contractors will have to comply with strict hygiene standards so that workers remain within two meters of each other at all times. The Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) provides guidance to contractors on the practices to be adopted. If you witness a dangerous situation or behavior on a construction site, please contact the CNESST at 1-844-838-0808.
Finally, building inspections will resume with the reopening of certain worksites, which also ends the pause for many SMEs in the construction supply chain.
For more information and the most recent updates, visit: https://www.quebec.ca/en/employment/reopening-construction-during-covid-19-pandemic/