News and announcements

vCOP info session on Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Residents interested in joining vCOP should come to an information session on Wednesday, April 10 2019 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

Côte Saint-Luc submits final proposal for the Smart Cities Challenge

The VillAGE Initiative final proposal coverThe City of Côte Saint-Luc submitted its final proposal for the Smart Cities Challenge on March 5, 2019. The City proposes to implement the VillAGE Initiative, which is a connected framework, leveraging smart devices and related technologies, that will empower seniors to live more safely and independently in their homes, be better connected to their communities and city services, and be more socially engaged. The VillAGE Initiative will improve overall well-being and quality of life for older adults while reducing stress on families and caregivers, the healthcare system, and long-term care facilities.

“We believe in the transformational power of the VillAGE Initiative, not just for older adults and their families, but for Canadian society at large,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “Through a strong governance model, strategic partnerships, community involvement, technology and social innovation, solid privacy policies and sound management, we will bring the project to life and change the future of aging in community.”

Participants in the VillAGE Initiative will benefit from personalized assessments of their needs and preferences, and solutions will be proposed from a menu of interventions or services. 

These will include the following:

  • Home assessment, where a professional assesses the dwelling, flags hazards and identifies ways to improve safety and reduce falls.
  • The installation of sensors and safety devices in the home, plus the verification and/or installation of smoke- and CO-detectors.
  • The installation of convenience technology in the home, based on voice assistance for example, to help with the instrumental activities of daily living.
  • Provision of smart wearables for safety on the go.
  • Signing up for the VillAGE App, to connect older adults with vetted community members and city services to help with IADLs.
  • Referral to existing city and community services.
  • Social prescription.
  • Education and training for technology.

In 2017, Infrastructure Canada challenged municipalities and Indigenous communities across Canada to find a way to address local issues their residents face through new partnerships, using a smart cities approach. The City of Côte Saint-Luc, Quebec (pop. 34,066) submitted a preliminary proposal, which was selected as one of 10 finalists in the category of cities of between 30,000 to 500,000. Two of these 10 cities will each receive a prize of $10 million to implement its proposal. 

“Côte Saint-Luc will be the epicentre for innovation—a Living Lab where connected technologies will be tested and applied so that seniors can live more safely and independently in their homes and communities,” Councillor Dida Berku said. 

The final proposal was developed by the Côte Saint-Luc Smart Cities Challenge team, which includes City staff, council members, residents, and outside partners. Over the past 8 months, during this finalist phase the City conducted extensive community engagement, developed significant ties with research and technology partners, and ran pilot projects in the homes of 5 CSL seniors, which are still underway. These seniors have already experienced positive results from their smart home and mobile devices. 

The final proposal and the 5-minute accompanying video is available at


Snow storm on the way (Feb. 12): here's the plan

Environment Canada is predicting that between 20 to 40 centimetres (8 to 15 inches) of snow will fall on our area starting late this afternoon (February 12) and continuing overnight and into tomorrow (February 13).  

City crews will be plowing the snow as soon as it falls. Given the expected volume, our strategy is to plow the roads and sidewalks to create a passage for emergency vehicles, and then to blow the snow the same day, where possible. See this video on how it works.

What this means is that our snow clearing vehicles will make create a long line of snow (called a windrow) along your street. A snow blower will then remove the windrow within about 30 minutes. If the windrow is in front of your home and is blocking you, please consider waiting the 30 minutes for them to complete the job. In the case of an urgent situation where you must leave, please call 514-485-6868 to speak to a Public Works agent as it may be possible to send a truck to clear a path for you. Please only call us if it truly is an urgent situation as it will be taking our snow plow away from work on other streets.

Finally, please park on your driveways or in your garage over the next few days if you are fortunate enough to have the space. The fewer cars parked on the street, the easier it will be for our snow plows and snow blowers to get our roads back to normal.

Winter Carnival 2019

The Côte Saint-Luc Winter Carnival takes place on Sunday, February 17 from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm at Trudeau Park. Come early for a pancake breakfast (while supplies last), horse drawn carriage rides, taffy on snow, face painting, ice sculpture activities, public skating (1:30 pm to 2:45 pm), hockey games, a figure-skating exhibition, and more.Throughout the Carnival we will be accepting donations for Ronald McDonald House.


Schedule of activities

February 11 to 17: Peewee ‘A’ National outdoor hockey tournament at the Confederation Annex


February 17: Winter Carnival Day at Trudeau Park from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm

Free pancake breakfast sponsored by McDonald’s—Pierre Brunet Franchisee (while supplies last). Donations encouraged.

• Dog Sled

• Horse-drawn carriage rides

• Taff y on snow (while supplies last)

• Tobogganing on the hill

• Face painting

• Ice sculpture activity

• Snow games

• and more


11:30 am to 1:20 pm: Côte Saint-Luc Figure Skating Club— Annual Show at the  Samuel Moskovitch Arena


1:30 pm to 2:45 pm: Public Skating (donations to Ronald McDonald House welcomed) at the Samuel Moskovitch Arena


Peewee ‘A’ National Outdoor Hockey Tournament

9 am to 11:20 am: Semi-final games at the Confederation Annex

3 pm to 4 pm: Championship Game at the Confederation Annex

5 pm to 6:20 pm: Youth Hockey League All-Star Game at the Samuel Moskovitch Arena




City to fell sick trees in the wooded area behind Ashkelon Garden, will replace with 750 new ones

The City of Côte Saint-Luc must fell approximately 250 trees in the wooded area behind Ashkelon Gardens. The work begins the week of January 28, 2019. The work is expected to end by February 20, 2019.

The ash trees must be felled because they have been infected by the Emerald Ash Borer. Although these trees are still standing, they are unstable and must be felled for the safety the population.

During the work, residents in the area will hear the sounds of trucks, chainsaws, and wood chippers. The workday will run from approximately 8am to 5pm. No work will be done on weekends.

Much of the chipped wood will remain in the woodland area. Wood that cannot be chipped will be temporarily placed at Veterans Park and will be collected from that area in February 2019. Part of the parking lot behind the Bernard Lang Civic Centre will be used to chip wood.

Starting in May 2019, the city will clear 21,000 buckthorn from the area, which is necessary to give new trees a chance to thrive. In early fall, 750 new trees will be planted, as will bushes and grasses. The trees are indigenous to the area and were selected because tend to grow quickly. They include the following varieties: Silver Maple, Eastern Cottonwood Poplar, Northern White, Cedar, Common Hackberry, American Linden/Basswood, Eastern Hemlock, Bur Oak, Shagbark, Hickory and Bitternut Hickory. The city will also be planting approximately 500 shrubs, which include the following six varieties: Alder, Willow, Elderberry, Dogwood and Honeysuckle.


Consultation for future seniors (ages 40 to 64) on how they want to age

The City of Côte Saint-Luc will be hosting a public consultation event for people ages 40 to 64 -- that is, future seniors -- on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, from 7pm to 8:30pm at 5801 Cavendish Blvd. and livestream at

This public consultation is part of The Village Initiative, which is Côte Saint-Luc’s Smart Cities Challenge project. The goal of the Village Initiative is to use smart technologies and community involvement to allow isolated seniors to live better and longer on their own.

The city wants feedback from future seniors on questions like: Do you think about aging? Do you have a vision for thriving--not just surviving--as a senior? What can the city do to help you attain your health goals? What needs to happen to make your senior years better than your those of your parents?



Tickets on sale for Valentine Dance 2019

Tickets for the Saturday, February 9, 2019 Côte Saint-Luc Winter Carnival Valentine Dance are on sale at the Aquatic and Community Centre from 8 am to 9 pm daily. Tickets are available for $37 each in advance. The dance has been sold out for the past seven years so buy your tickets early. The dance begins at 7:30pm.

There will be hot and cold hors d’oeuvres served at your table, catered full size buffet and sweet table by BlossomLaplaza, a souvenir Photo Booth and great music. Guests may bring their own wine.

Entertainment and music will provided by the George Thomas Entertainment Group. The event is partly subsidized by community sponsors and the City of Côte Saint-Luc.

To learn more about the 2018 Côte Saint-Luc Winter Carnival Valentine Dance, call 514-485-6806, ext. 2200 or email

Valentine Dance in CSL

How to prevent frozen pipes and what to do when pipes do freeze?

As temperatures plummet, there is a risk of water pipes freezing in homes across the country.

Here's a list of tips from the Red Cross on how to prevent frozen pipes and what to do when pipes do freeze:

  • Keep garage doors closed if water supply lines are in the garage.
  • Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing.
  • When the weather is very cold outside, let the cold water drip from the faucet served by exposed pipes. Running water through the pipe - even at a trickle - helps prevent pipes from freezing.
  • Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night.
  • Leave the heat on in the home, even while out of town. Set to a temperature no lower than 13 C or 55 F.

How to Thaw Frozen Pipes

If only a trickle of water comes out when taps are turned on, suspect a frozen pipe. Here are some tips on what do when pipes freeze:

Likely places for frozen pipes include against exterior walls or where water service enters the home through the foundation.

Keep the faucet open while treating a frozen pipe and as the frozen area begins to melt, water will begin to flow through the frozen area. Running water through the pipe will help melt ice in the pipe.

Apply heat to the section of pipe using an electric heating pad wrapped around the pipe, an electric hair dryer, a portable space heater (kept away from flammable materials), or by wrapping pipes with towels soaked in hot water.

Do not use a blowtorch, kerosene or propane heater, charcoal stove, or other open flame device.

Apply heat until full water pressure is restored. If the frozen area can’t be found, if the frozen area is not accessible, or if the pipe cannot be thawed, call a licensed plumber.

Check all other faucets in the home to find out if there are additional frozen pipes. If one pipe freezes, others may freeze, too.

Future Protection

Consider relocating exposed pipes to provide increased protection from freezing. Pipes can be relocated by a professional if the home is remodeled.

Add insulation to attics, basements and crawl spaces. Insulation will maintain higher temperatures in these areas.

For more information, please contact a licensed plumber or building professional.



ACC pool closed January 26 and 27 for a swim meet

Pools at the Aquatic and Community Centre will be closed on Saturday, Jan. 26 and Sunday, Jan. 27 for a Master Swim Meet. The pools will be closed regular programs and drop-in swim. Everyone is welcome to come and cheer on the Côte Saint-Luc Aquatics swimmers participating in the competition.

The pool will reopen to the public and for programming on Monday, Jan. 28 at its regular time. 


Côte Saint-Luc to honour Montreal firefighters

At the City Council Meeting of Monday, January 21, the City of Côte Saint-Luc will honour the Montreal firefighters who saved two workers from the side of a building in November.

The City Council will present certificates of appreciation to the firefighters from Station 27--including the members of its High Angle and Closed Spaces Rescue Team--and firefighters from Station 78. On the morning of November 8, 2018, two workers were stranded on the side of a high-rise at 5470 Cavendish Blvd. following the partial collapse of their scaffolding. The firefighters rescued the workers, secured the area, and removed the scaffolding.

The firefighters to be honoured include the following (their station number and team number are in parentheses):

  • Lieutenant Sébastien Trempe (27-2)

  • Pompier Patrick Tremblay (27-2)

  • Pompier Maxime Boucher (27-2)

  • Pompier Nicolas St-Onge (27-2)

  • Capitaine Patrick Forget (78-2)

  • Pompier Jean-Michel Lachance (78-3)

  • Pompier Jérémie Bernier-Brodeur (78-2)

  • Pompier David Donohue (78-2)

  • Pompier Marc-Olivier Bouchard (78-2)

  • Pompier François Rhéaume (78-4)


The presentation of certificates will take place at the start of the monthly meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council at 8pm. Côte Saint-Luc City Hall is located at 5801 Cavendish Blvd.



UPDATE: Baily overpass closed from Monday, January 28 to Friday, February 1, 2019

UPDATE: The Baily overpass will be closed to vehicle traffic from Monday, January 29 to Friday, February 1. The sidewalk will remain open, however, for pedestrians. When entering Côte Saint-Luc via Fleet Rd., you will be able to turn left at any time of day onto Pinedale, Alpine or Randall. 

Baily overpass map

Christmas tree collection

Every Wednesday between January 16 to January 30 will we will be collecting Christmas trees. Please place it by the curb before 7 am on Wednesday morning. After that date, you will need to bring the tree to the Public Works Yard to dispose of it. The trees will eventually be chipped. So, it is critical that you not tie the tree nor place it in a plastic bag or any type of covering. Also, please strip the tree of lights, cords, and decorations.

Indoor pools to close at 5pm on Sunday, January 13, 2019

Please note that the Aquatic and Community Centre indoor pools will be closed to the public starting at 5 pm on Sunday, January 13 for lifeguard training.

Overnight parking tolerance and hours of operation during the end of year holiday period from December 24, 2018 to January 2, 2019

Overnight parking tolerance and hours of operation during the end of year holiday period from December 24, 2018 to January 2, 2019 (inclusively) 


Administration offices are closed.


Aquatic and Community Centre

Dec. 22 and 23: 8 am to 8 pm

Dec. 24: 8 am to 5 pm

Dec. 25: 12 pm to 5 pm

Dec. 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30: 8 am to 8 pm

Dec. 31: 8 am to 5 pm

Jan. 1: 12 pm to 5 pm

Jan. 2: 8 am to 8 pm

Pools are open at 8 am on all days (except Dec. 25 and Jan. 1) and close 30 minutes before building closing time.


Samuel Moskovitch Arena: Closed on December 24, 25, 26, 27, 30 and 31 and January 1 and 2

For the pick-up hockey and public skating schedule during the end of year holiday season, visit:



Dec. 22

Drop-In Basketball: 8 am – 4:15 pm and 7 pm – 7:45 pm

Family Drop-In: 8 am – 10:30 am

Dec.  23

Drop-In Basketball: 8 am – 4:15 pm and 7 pm – 7:45 pm

Family Drop-In: 8 am – 10:30 am

Dec. 24: closed

Dec. 25

Drop-In Basketball: 12 pm – 4:30 pm

Family Drop-In: 12 pm – 4:30 pm

Dec. 26, 27, 28

Drop-In Basketball: 5 pm – 7:45 pm

Dec. 29, 30

Drop-In Basketball: 8 am – 4:15 pm and 7 pm – 7:45 pm

Family Drop-In: 8 am – 10:30 am

Dec. 31: closed

Jan. 1

Drop-In Basketball: 12 pm – 4:30 pm

Family Drop-In: 12 pm – 4:30 pm

Jan. 2, 3, 4

Drop-In Basketball: 5 pm – 7:45 pm

Jan. 5

Drop-In Basketball: 8 am – 9:30 pm

Family Drop-In: 8 am – 10:30 am

Jan. 6

Drop-In Basketball: 8 am – 8:30 pm

Family Drop-In: 8 am – 10:30 am


Library: 12 pm to 5 pm.


Public Works Yard: closed


Waste collection schedule

Organic (Mondays), bulky waste (Wednesdays) and household waste (Thursdays) collections remain unchanged.

The recycling collection of Tuesday, December 25 will take place on Friday, December 28.

The recycling collection of Tuesday, January 1 will take place on Friday, January 4.


Parking tolerance

A parking tolerance is in effect from Friday, December 21 at 5 pm to Monday, January 7 at 8 am, which means the city won't enforce the usual prohibition against parking your vehicle overnight on city streets. The city will also not enforce the prohibition against parking in areas with alternate side of the street parking and daytime hours parking restrictions. 

However, the city will continue to enforce all other parking rules including parking within 5 meters of the corner, within 5 meters of a fire hydrants, within 5 meters of a crosswalk, in fire lanes, in front of driveways, in no-stopping zones or anywhere else when parking is never permitted. Also, the city will enforce temporary no-parking signs (eg, orange signs placed before snow clearing operations).

Special council meeting to adopt operating budget and capital budget for 2019

Council Meeting

Two special meetings of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, December 17, 2018, at 6pm and 6:30pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd. For information, visit:


Council Meeting on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 8pm

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 8 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd. For information, visit:

Watermain break at the corner of Mackle and Melling, Friday, Dec. 7 2018

A watermain break occurred at about midnight on Friday, December 7, 2018, at the corner of Mackle Rd. and Melling Ave. The break led to flooding at 10 homes on Eldridge Ave. Water was shut off overnight at 68 homes on Eldridge, as was electrical power as a safety precaution. Power has since been restored.

The city contractor is now in the process of repairing the pipe. We expect water to be restored by 6pm. The city will inform affected homes about whether they need to boil their water or not. If you live in the affected area, look in your mailbox for information.

Côte Saint-Luc Public Security and the city’s water contractor SIMO was on site within 30 minutes of the watermain break overnight. Montreal police and Côte Saint-Luc Public Security went door-to-door overnight to the affected homes to ensure everyone was safe. The Montreal fire department (SIM) and SIMO pumped water out of the affected homes. SIMO also placed information about the water shut off in the mailboxes of the homes who lost water service. In the coming days, the city’s insurance company will visit the affected homes.


Updated: Dec.7 , 2018 at 12pm 

Kirwan Park Renovations: A follow-up consultation on Dec. 13

The City of Côte Saint-Luc is holding a second public consultation regarding the renovations of Edward J. Kirwan Park on Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 7pm to 9pm, at the Aquatic and Community Centre, 5794 Parkhaven Ave.  All residents are invited to participate, however they should confirm their presence by sending an email to by December 12.

During this follow up consultation, residents will be get a sneak peak of what the park may look like and be able to provide feedback on the initial design of the chalet as well as evaluate the various design aspects of several areas of the park, including: the central area and entrances, the park area closer to Mackle as well as the peripheral portions and pathways to be renovated. As well, a staff person from the firm designing the park will be present to answer questions.

The city council designated Kirwan Park as the next major park to renovate. And, a first public consultation, held in December 2017, confirmed that the focus of the renovations should be in the central area of the park, between the baseball diamonds and the playground. However, the renovation will impact all areas of the park and input from residents is vital in order to help guide and perfect the final vision for the project.

Statement on the proposed redevelopment of the Décarie Square shopping centre

The City Côte Saint-Luc announced today that, while not opposed to redevelopments in general, the city and its residents have concerns about how a proposed new residential and commercial development will increase traffic in the Vézina/Décarie area.

The new owners of Décarie Square recently announced their vision for a redevelopment of the existing shopping centre, including a 14-storey tower with residential, commercial and medical clinics. This type of redevelopment would require the city to approve zoning changes. As of yet, no plans have been submitted to the city and and no zoning changes have yet been reviewed.

“At our request, the developer has commissioned a traffic study to understand the effect of a possible redevelopment,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “Adding more vehicle traffic to the area that is already heavily congested requires a larger plan that includes adding more public transit options. We’re open to having this discussion with the developper and will keep residents up-to-date on our progress.”

Councillor Oren Sebag, who represents the area, says he is committed to ensuring solutions to ease traffic are considered from the start.

“The residents are frustrated and have had enough," Councillor Sebag said. 'We must put front and centre the issue of improved transport and mobility before any project is approved."

Earlier this year, Côte Saint-Luc launched an initiative to develop solutions to the problem of traffic congestion along the Décarie corridor. We have met with mayors and councillors from neighbouring cities and boroughs in an effort to find short-, medium-, and long-term solutions. Côte Saint-Luc believes that cities in our area must develop a transport strategy with the relevant transit authorities in order to ensure new development projects are successful.

“Some of the ideas discussed among our cities were the establishment of a train station at Décarie Square, the introduction of a tramway along Jean Talon St. toward Côte-des-Neiges Rd., better pedestrian and active transport along the Décarie corridor, improved flow at all Décarie Blvd. intersections, and rapid bus transit to the metro stations with adequate parking facilities for commuters,” said Councillor Dida Berku, who chairs the West End Transport Group.

Siren test from nine factories to be heard on Thursday, November 29, 2019 at 2pm

On Thursday, November 29 at 2pm, several factories across the island will be testing their sirens as part of their emergency preparedness. One of these factories is the Parmalat south of CSL. Some parts of CSL may hear the sound. You can ignore it. It is only a test.

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Emergency intervention t the Cavendish/Kildare intersection: avoid the area

Due to an emergency intervention by the fire department Cavendish southbound (leaving CSL) between Kildare and Heywood is closed to traffic. Please avoid the area and use Westminster to leave CSL.

9AM UPDATE: Cavendish nothbound is now reduced to one lane.

Remembrance Day Commemoration on Monday, November 12, 2018, at 11 am at City Hall

A Remembrance Day commemoration ceremony will take on Monday, November 12, 2018, at 11 am at City Hall (5801 Cavendish). Members from the local Legion Brigadier Frederick Kish Branch 97, local schools and dignitaries  will take part in the commemoration. This year will mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of the First World War. The public is invited to attend. 



Some, but not all, single-family homes and duplexes in Côte Saint-Luc will be permitted tempos starting November 1

Temporary car shelters, or tempos, will officially be permitted in parts of Côte Saint-Luc on Thursday, November 1, 2018.

To see if your single-family home or duplex is eligible for a tempo, please visit If your home is eligible for a tempo, the next step is to complete the certificate of authorization from (available online starting October 31 and at city hall) and submit the completed form with payment of $75. City staff must approve the application before you install your tempo.

For much more information, visit

*NEW TIME* Special Council Meeting on October 29, 2018, at 9pm

Council Meeting

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, October 29, 2018, at 9 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd. For information, visit:

UPDATE: The special meeting previously scheduled for 7pm has been delayed until 9pm as the Mayor and Councillors will be attending thecommunity vigil for the victims of the Pittsburgh attack.

Statement following the attack on a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Like you, Côte Saint-Luc is shocked by the attack on a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this morning. This attack is a reminder that cities can never be complacent when it comes to the security of our religious institutions. We are fortunate in Côte Saint-Luc to have as partners the Montreal police department, and Federation CJA’s community security office, which organizes, plans and manages security strategies and plans for all institutions and agencies of the Montreal Jewish community.

In the coming days Montreal police will step up patrols around Jewish community institutions as a precaution, as will our own Côte Saint-Luc Public Security patrollers. As always, in the event you witness anything suspicious, call 9-1-1.



Information session regarding cannabis use in homes and public spaces

The City of Côte Saint-Luc is holding an information session regarding the legalization of cannabis on Monday, November 5, 2018, at 7pm, at the Bernard Lang Civic Centre, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

The federal law legalizing cannabis came into effect on October 17. The new Quebec Cannabis Regulation provides that, for 90 days, a lessor may modify the conditions of the existing lease of a dwelling by adding a prohibition against smoking cannabis. 

The information session will be of interest to owners and landlords of apartment buildings, duplexes, and condos, and tenants. Specialized attorneys will be at the information session to answer questions.

The city will also discuss how the city plans to update current bylaws related to use of cannabis in public spaces and get feedback from the public.

To learn more about the new Quebec law, visit


Volunteers of the Year 2018

The City of Côte Saint-Luc announced the Volunteers of the Year for 2018 at the annual Volunteer Recognition evening on October 24, 2018. Read about the winners below or watch the video.


The Aquatics Volunteer of the Year Award

Mitchell Brownstein and Richard LeonRichard Leon
Richard has completed two seasons with Côte Saint-Luc Aquatics. He stepped up to become the officials coordinator. He helps planning official trainings and representing Côte Saint-Luc Aquatics at Lac St-Louis swim association meetings. 









The Community Special Events Award

Miriam Cohen
Miriam has been volunteering at the Creative Social Centre for over 20 years. She’s on the board of directors, teaches an art class, and organizes an annual vernissage for her students. 









The Eco Award

Diane JamesonDiane Jameson
Diane helped transform the garden behind the library into a beautiful space. She also developed the EARTH Project, which is an interactive 10-step program to help young people discover the joy and benefits of gardening.









The Edward J. Kirwan Award

Dmitry VassermanDmitry Vasserman
Dmitry has been a volunteer for 12 years at the CSL Figure Skating Club. He’s been on the board and has helped usher in programs like ice conditioning, ballet classes, as well as on ice stroking classes. Under his watch, the club increased the number of competitive skaters. 








The EMS Award for Excellence in operations

Peter GarishPeter Garish
Peter brings to EMS more than a decade of experience as a police officer. He has been instrumental in helping EMS revamp and overhaul its driver training program. Peter ensures that EMS drivers are fully prepared for the risks and responsibilities of driving an emergency vehicle.








The EMS Award for Excellence in Training

Steve MerlingSteve Merling
Steve returned to EMS after a decade away. He has boundless energy and enthusiasm. He now leads the community outreach program and helps recruiting new members.









The EMS Rookie of the Year Award

​Alexandre Caherecc-GagnéAlexandre Cahérec-Gagné
Alexandre has been selected amongst the 16 new recruits from the past year for his dedication and passion for the organization. Always ready to lend a hand, with his constant smile and good cheer, he is a great addition to the EMS team. 








The Hazel Lipes Award

Hazel Lipes and David HaltrechtDavid Haltrecht
David uses his engineering experience to modernize operations at the Men’s Club. He implemented the online registration project for members and worked on several committees. Giving the award to David is the awards namesake, Hazel Lipes, who was elected to council in 1975. She was also the first woman ever elected to the city council. 







The Lifetime Achievement Award

Syd KronishSyd Kronish
Syd Kronish completed a four-year term as president of the Côte Saint-Luc Men’s Club. Membership doubled 350 to 700 members and the average age decreased by four years. The club also raised lots of money, including a half million dollars for Canadian Magen David Adom.








The Royal Canadian Legion Brigadier Frederick Kisch, Branch #97 Award

Awarded to the Youth Volunteer of the Year

Avi KrooAvi Kroo
Avi approached the library about starting a club for teens to teach the card game Magic: The Gathering. We has taught the game for two years now, coming each week. The game fits with the library’s goal of providing programming that piques curiosity and develops communication and problem-solving skills.








The Socio-Cultural Award

Sam Boucher
Sam has been performing with the Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society for three years, including in Little Shop of Horrors, The Producers, and Hairspray. Earlier this year he was the title character in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which recently received the META award in the category of Outstanding Community Production. 


Special Recognition Award

Charles GuerinCharles Guerin
Charles has been involved on several fronts over the last year. He shared his technical knowledge to help the city formulate its preliminary proposal for the Smart Cities Challenge competition. He has also volunteered his time at the library’s CreateSpace. He has donated equipment and helped spread the word about this library program.







The Sports Award

Eric BettanEric Bettan
Eric has coached and served on the executive of the Côte Saint-Luc Minor Hockey program since 2013. He is heavily involved in helping to organize the novice hockey tournament every season and much more. 









The Stewart Mankofsky Memorial Trophy

Awarded to the Cote Saint-Luc athlete who best exemplifies the qualities of dedication, sportsmanship, and love for competition and fellow participants

Yuan Li WangYuan Yi Wang
Yuan Yi is a Pre-Novice competitive skater and works extremely hard reach her goals. She has received the Regional CanSkate award as well as the Test Skater award. She as devotes a lot of time helping the club's young skaters in their group programs. She is well liked and admired by her skaters and has become great role model for them.







The vCOP Award

Marty CroitoruMarty Croitoru
Marty is a member of the vCOP orientation team for new recruits. He is ready to respond on a moments notice when needed. He also provides with feedback, ideas and insights on how to make vCOP more interesting and more effective.








The William E. Kesler Memorial Trophy

Awarded to a volunteer for exceptional contribution to City programs

Joel LazarovitchJoel Lazarovitz

Joel has been a head coach in our intercommunity baseball program since 2015. He has a great connection with the players on his team thanks to his positive attitude. 












David RosenbergDavid Rosenberg

David has been a head coach in our intercommunity baseball program since 2015. He is extremely dedicated, organized and well-liked by the players and parents of his teams.












Watch the Volunteers of the Year video




Halloween Skating Party on Ice on Sunday, October 28, 2018

The annual Côte Saint-Luc Halloween Skating Party on Ice will take place on Sunday, October 28 from 1:30 pm to 4:15 pm at the Samuel Moskovitch Arena (6985 Mackle Rd.).

Admission to the Halloween Skating Party on Ice is free for anyone dressed in a costume. Music will be playing while special effects take place throughout the rink. Children will need skates to go on the ice. However, children without skates will be able to visit the activity stations—including arts and crafts, a magician, cutouts and a pumpkin decorating station. City staff will distribute candy to all participants in costumes and prizes will be awarded to those with the most creative costumes.

The event is open to all ages. Donations will be accepted for the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 514-485-6806 or

Cavendish Blvd. southbound bus lane open to traffic during roadwork until November 8, 2018

(UPDATED 2018-10-22) The right lane of Cavendish Blvd. southbound at Fleet Rd. will be closed from Thursday, October 18, 2018, until approximately November 8, 2018. Vehicles wishing to continue southbound (towards Côte Saint-Luc Rd.) use the bus stop protected lane. Motorists must respect the traffic light signals in that lane. 

The right lane is being closed so that crews can complete repairs to the underground water network.


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Côte Saint-Luc presents Smart Cities Challenge ideas and progress to Smart City and IoT Expo in Toronto

The City of Côte Saint-Luc spoke at the 4th Annual Smart City and IoT Expo in Toronto on October 10, 2018, where it offered a preview of its eventual final proposal to the Smart Cities Challenge contest.

“We met with a lot of people in the industry who were very excited to hear that a city is looking to tackle the issue of how to help isolated seniors stay at home longer through the use of smart technology,” said Mayor Mitchell Brownstein, who spoke along with Councillor Dida Berku and Technical Director Marc Chriqui. “Côte Saint-Luc has a lot of programs for seniors to help keep them engaged, but the focus of our Smart Cities Challenge proposal is to help those who perhaps we don’t see at our events and who are more isolated.”

Côte Saint-Luc was selected as one of 10 finalists in its category (and one of 20 overall) by the selection committee of the Smart Cities Challenge, a contest created by the Government of Canada. Each finalist community will receive a $250,000 grant to help develop its final proposal that outline all design, planning, privacy, data protection and project management components of their plans. The grant can be used for activities such as staffing, professional services, feasibility assessments, capacity building, pilot projects, community engagement and communications, data, and relevant training. 

“The Smart Cities Challenge has given us the opportunity to brainstorm and to exchange in our city new ideas and new ways of doing things,” Councillor Berku said. “As cities, we don’t often get the chance to talk to researchers and people who are involved in seniors issues and really understand what we are trying to accomplish.”

In addition to the Smart City and IoT Expo on October 10, Côte Saint-Luc has also attended the Conference on Caregiving in Montreal on October 3, and held numerous meetings with researchers, people in industry and academia.

The next step is to launch a pilot project with seniors. The city will outfit their homes with sensors and smart devices in order to test and refine the ideas it believes can help isolated seniors live independent lives and stay at home longer. Participants must be age 65 or older, live autonomously, and have little or no caregiver support. To learn more or to participate in the pilot project, email or call 514-485-5539.

>> Côte Saint-Luc Smart Cities Challenge page