News and announcements

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.

More info at:,142035149&_dad=port...

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


Author Roslyn Franken to speak at the Côte Saint-Luc Public Library on November 1

Author Roslyn Franken will present a multimedia program based on her internationally acclaimed book, Meant To Be: A True Story of Might, Miracles and Triumph of the Human Spirit, on Thursday, November 1 at 2pm, at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library. 

Franken is an inspirational speaker, author, cancer survivor, and proud daughter of Holocaust and atomic bomb survivors. She will tell the unforgettable story her parents' amazing survival, love and triumph of the human spirit as two unlikely survivors of the Second World War. Her mother survived the Holocaust concentration camps of Nazi Europe, while her father survived the Nagasaki atomic bomb as a prisoner of war in Japan. These  two young prisoners of war in opposite sides of the world survived in the most extraordinary of circumstances and found everlasting love in Montreal  against all odds. Their remarkable life story was the subject of a Gemini award-nominated television documentary entitled Tea at the Embassy and a feature film adaptation of Roslyn’s book is currently underway.

Her presentation promises to  have uplifting lessons for us all. This is a free event open to the public. For more information, please contact Danielle Belanger, ext. 4205 or

Musicians of the World Symphony Orchestra benefit concert in support of the CSL Cats Committee on October 9, 2018

The Côte Saint-Luc Cats Committee (CSLCC) will hold its annual fundraising concert on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 7:30pm at the Syd Wise Auditorium of the Wagar Adult Education Centre at 5785 Parkhaven Ave.

>> Buy tickets online

Côte Saint-Luc to distribute free compost on October 11, 2018

Côte Saint-Luc to distribute free compost on October 11, 2018

Residents of the City of Côte Saint-Luc can collect free compost at the bi-annual Compost Giveaway on Thursday, October 11 from 2 pm to 8 pm at the Public Works Department Building, 7001 Mackle Rd.

Côte Saint-Luc is distributing 25 tons of compost. Every household is entitled to 120 litres. Residents can bring their own empty 40 litres buckets to help cart away the compost. Bags will be available for residents without buckets. Residents should bring a utility bill or some other official document showing they live in Côte Saint-Luc.

The compost comes from the St. Michel Environmental Complex, which distributes it to communities. The compost is made from leaves. 

If there is compost left towards the end of the day, residents may return to take away more. For more information, contact the Côte Saint-Luc Public Works Department at 514-485-6868 or

Hours of operation for Thanksgiving, Monday, October 8, 2018 and overnight parking tolerance

Hours of operation for Thanksgiving, Monday, October 8, 2018

All adminstrative offices are closed 

Aquatic and Community Centre: 8 am to 8 pm (indoor pool closes at 7:45 pm)

Library: 12 pm to 5 pm

Public Works Yard: Closed

Samuel Moskovitch Arena: Closed

Gymnasium: 9 am to 8 pm

CSL Tennis Club: 8 am to 10 pm

Rembrandt Tennis courts: 9 am to 10 pm

Curbside waste collection: Organic waste collection service is not affected by the holiday.

Overnight parking will be tolerated  from Friday, Oct. 5 at 5 pm to Tuesday, Oct. 9 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.


Cavendish Closed at CSL Rd

CAVENDISH CLOSED AT CSL RD. (3:11pm): Due to the fire at 5505 Cavendish Blvd., police have closed Cavendish at CSL Rd. Cars travelling from Décarie westbound on CSL Rd. are being detoured onto Alpine. If you are trying to leave via Cavendish, use a side street to reach CSL Rd. Please drive carefully past schools and homes. The info we have at this hour is that it is a minor fire, so we hope the road will re-open before the afternoon rush hour.

Special council meeting: Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at 5:55pm

Council Meeting

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at 5:55 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd. For information, visit:


Information on making a claim related to the power outage of September 6, 2018

Many people who lost electrical power on September 6, 2018, have asked the city whether they can make a claim for any food that spoiled.

According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, during a power outage a full freezer will keep food frozen for about 48 hours. A freezer that is half full will keep food frozen for about 24 hours. An unopened refrigerator will keep food cold for about 4 hours.

In the event that you wish to make a claim, you may do so via the Groupe Ostiguy & Gendron, the insurance company of the contractor Aquaréhab. Please indicate in your letter to them the date of the incident, how long the power outage lasted, and the amount you are claiming in spoiled foods. Be sure to include your address and phone number so they can respond.

You can email your claim to or mail it to the following address: 


Groupe Ostiguy & Gendron

Attention Brigitte Boulet  

Assurance et Services Financiers

1600, boul. Saint-Martin Est, bureau 800

Laval (Québec) H7G 4R8

If you have questions or need to follow up with the insurance company, you can call Groupe Ostiguy & Gendron 450-662-2210 and ask to speak with Brigitte Boulet.


Natural gas service and hot water

Posted: Friday, September 7, 2018

Some buildings near Cavendish/Kildare still don't have natural gas service, which means there is no hot water. According to Énergir (GazMet) natural gas service should be restored by Friday evening (September 7, 2018).

Énergir : 1 800 875-9354


Natural Gas Leak at the Cavendish/Kildare Corner

At about 8am this morning (September 6), workers repairing the underground aqueduct on Kildare Rd. near Cavendish struck a natural gas pipe, causing a gas leak. Power was cut to the area as a safety precaution. As of 10:30am, GazMetro expects to this incident to last until mid-afternoon.

As of this moment, there has been no need to evacuate any homes in the area. Power is expected to be restored over the course of the morning and early afternoon.

  • UPDATE (10:45am): The Parkhaven Outdoor Pool is closed due to the power outage. The library is open with power from a generartor. The public computers work as does the WiFi.
  • UPDATE (11:20am): Crews are excavating around the natural gas pipe on Kildare, which is the first step in fixing it. They must also test to see whether any gas travelled underground. This is the standard operating procedure for an incident like this.
  • UPDATE (11:45am): Hydro-Quebec estimates power will be restored by 3:15pm. However this could change. To see Hydro-Quebec's outage map visit
  • UPDATE (12pm): GazMet estimates the pipe will be repaired by approximately mid afternoon. Once the repair is done, closed streets can be re-opened to traffic. This means that streets should be open before the afternoon rush hour.
  • UPDATE (12:15pm) (CORRECTION) GazMet estimates the leak will be stopped by mid afternoon, which will allow some streets to be re-opened to traffic. The repair will be done later. This means that most streets should be open before the afternoon rush hour.
  • UPDATE (1:15pm): GazMet has capped the leak. Some roads/lanes may be open by 2:30pm. Even after power and gas is restrored, there may be intermittent outages over the 24 hours as these two utilities are restored.
  • UPDATE (1:30pm): Hydro-Quebec has restored power in the library area. It is expected that power will slowly be restored across CSL in the next little while.

Residents can use Cavendish Blvd. southbound (via Einstein and Heywood) or Westminster to leave the city. See the map below. For the moment, the only way in is via Westminster Ave.

Exiti routes



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 periods:

Fri., Sept. 7 at 5 pm to Wed., Sept., 12 at 8 am

Tues., Sept, 18 at 5 pm to Thurs. Sept., 20 at 8 am

Sun., Sept. 23 at 5 pm to Wed., Sept. 26 at 8 am

 Sun., Sept. 30 at 5 pm to Wed., Oct. 3 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

Hours of operation and overnight parking for Labour Day Monday, September 3, 2018

All administrative offices will be closed.

Gymnasium and Aquatic and Community Centre (including indoor pools, fitness room and teen lounge): closed for annual maintenance

Library: 12 pm to 5 pm

Public Works Yard: Closed

Parkhaven Outdoor Pool: 10 am to 8 pm

Samuel Moskovitch Arena: Closed

CSL Tennis Club: 8 am to 10 pm

Caldwell Tennis courts: 8 am to 11 pm

Rembrandt Tennis courts: 9 am to 10 pm

Curbside waste collection: Organic waste collection service is not affected by the holiday.

Overnight parking will be tolerated during the following dates: 

                   Friday, Aug. 31 at 5 pm to Tuesday, Sept. 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.