The City of Côte Saint-Luc and Ashkelon, Israel, have been twin cities since 1975 when Mayor Samuel Moskovitch travelled to Ashkelon for a twinning ceremony. Since that time, Côte Saint-Luc has welcomed many delegations from Ashkelon.
Côte Saint-Luc has honoured its twin city with the naming of a street–Ashkelon Crescent–in 1985. Also, the green space behind the Côte Saint-Luc library was officially named Ashkelon Gardens on April 22, 1988.
Because it is only 20 km from the border with Gaza, our twin city has endured rocket attacks over the years. Côte Saint-Luc helped raise money to buy shelters for Ashkelon in 2009 and in 2014.