CP Holiday Train is coming to Montreal West!

Category : Recreation
November 20, 2019

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train stops in Montreal West Tuesday, November 26th! Get into the holiday spirit with some live music, brightly-decorated rail cars and fun. The goal of the CP Holiday Train is to collect food and raise money and awareness for local food banks across Canada. Don’t forget to bring your cash and/or non-perishable food donations to support Meals on Wheels and The Depot Community Centre.

A family-friendly event
Activities along Broughton Road between Westminster and Connaught start at 5:45 p.m. The Scouts and the Girl Guides will be selling hot chocolate and Meals on Wheels will be manning the BBQ.

Road closures
The following road closures are necessary to safely accommodate the Holiday Train and its spectators for the duration of the event on November 26th. 

  • The level crossing at the intersection of Westminster and Sherbrooke will be completely closed to traffic for a period of 60 minutes between 6:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. A detour will be possible at all times via the Elmhurst level crossing.
  • Broughton between Westminster and Connaught will be completely closed between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m.
  • Both Ballantyne and Brock south between Avon and Broughton will be placed in local circulation only mode (they will be 2 way streets) between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. Public security officers will be restricting access to residents only between 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.

The above street closures are absolutely necessary in order to ensure the safety of the spectators.

The police will be stationed at the intersection of Avon and Westminster in order to conduct traffic throughout the closing of the Westminster level crossing from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. For safety reasons, the police officers will not allow any vehicles to access Westminster northbound, with the exception of emergency vehicles. As a result, residents will not have inbound access to Easton or Ainslie for 60 minutes during the event. However, residents will be able to exit via Ainslie and access Avon at all times during the event. 

Please plan any trips according to the information provided above. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding and cooperation.