With constant warnings about climate change, global warming and the depletion of natural resources, nearly everyone is now aware that we need to make some important changes and live a more sustainable lifestyle. The Town is preparing to respond to this climate crisis by committing to a variety of future initiatives.
We believe it is important to build these actions as a community and as such we will be holding a participatory workshop on the topic of environment on Sunday, November 3rd from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Open to all residents, this event is an opportunity for you to share your ideas and opinions on local initiatives related to biodiversity and waste management. The workshop will consist of an interactive presentation and group discussions and exercises. This activity is held as part of MTElles’ experimental projects (website is in French only), led by Concertation Montréal, the Coalition montréalaise des tables de quartier and Relais-femmes.
What: an opportunity for you to share your thoughts on proposed initiatives.
When: Sunday, November 3rd from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Montreal West Town Hall (50 Westminster Ave S.)
Cost: Free, spaces are limited. Registration will be granted on a first come, first serve basis.
Come with your family! A free drop-in daycare will be offered on site to allow parents to easily participate in the activity. Environmental activities, arts and crafts and games will be on the agenda.
Every 4 years, in early November, residents are called to the polls to exercise their voting rights and vote for municipal council. With this in mind, the Town aims to provide residents with an annual opportunity to get involved every November, and thus to instill a regular sense of citizen participation.
We’ve also developed a short survey to find out more about your sustainable household practices. The survey is available to all and only takes about 2 minutes to complete. Your answers could help the Town prioritize its future actions in terms of environment and sustainable development.
Our administrative offices will be closed Monday, October 14 for Thanksgiving Day. We will return to our regular business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. starting Tuesday, October 15.
As part of measures undertaken to improve Montréal-Ouest station safety, exo will build a temporary platform north of the station, as well as new pedestrian access points.
This addition will help reduce foot traffic on the central platform and alleviate pressure on the Elmhurst crossing for customers going to or from the station’s north side.
Temporary obstructions are to be expected at the Elmhurst crossing.
Construction of a temporary wooden platform 150 metres in length.
From Monday, October 14 to Friday, December 6, 2019
Hours may vary depending on site requirements. In exceptional situations, work may extend beyond scheduled hours should circumstances require it.
Despite all efforts to minimize this work’s impact on residents’ quality of life, certain inconveniences are to be expected such as heavy equipment noise, dust, vibrations, etc.
exo thanks you for your understanding and patience during this work in the collective interest.
Questions or comments? Contact 514-287-TRAM (8726) or 1-888-702-TRAM (8726).
Upgrade of power transmission system between LaSalle and Saint-Laurent and creation of green corridor
The project consists in replacing aging equipment to maintain the reliability of electricity supply, meet future electricity needs and support greater Montréal’s economic development.
For this project, Hydro-Québec, the city of Montreal, the Town of Montreal West and the other municipal partners have committed to work together to promote greening and active transportation initiatives along the existing line right-of-way. The creation of a green corridor could include a bike path, a walking path, recreational amenities and landscaping to improve quality of life for residents.
Hydro-Québec invites the public to meet with its representatives and learn about the project at an open house meeting to be held on:
Wednesday, October 23, 2019, from 3 to 8 p.m.
at the Montreal West Town Hall (Music Room)
50 Westminster South, Montreal West
Hydro-Québec representatives will inform residents about the proposed project, answer any questions residents may have and gather their comments.
For more information :
Info-project line: 514 385-8888, extension 3462
The Town of Montreal West will allow overnight parking on the street for guests for the following periods:
An overnight parking tolerance allows residents and their guests to park their vehicles on the street overnight without having to request a temporary overnight parking permit.
Note: Vehicles must respect daytime parking restrictions and are not permitted to park in front of fire hydrants, in front of driveways, in no-stopping zones or anywhere else where parking is prohibited.
Hydro-Québec, the Ville de Montréal, the boroughs concerned, as well as the cities of Montreal West, Côte Saint-Luc and Mount Royal will work together to support greenery and active transportation initiatives in the transmission line right-of-way between the Aqueduc substation and Saraguay substation. This collaboration is part of a plan to upgrade the transmission system between LaSalle and Saint-Laurent. A green corridor may include a bike bath, pedestrian link, landscaping and recreational facilities. The project provides for
In the coming weeks, Hydro-Québec will determine the details of the collaboration with each of its municipal partners. The public will be invited to take part in various information and consultation sessions over the next few months. Cooperation among the partners will promote biodiversity, connectivity and sustainable mobility, and improve community life for residents.
The Aqueduc-Saraguay project is estimated at over $500 million. The project involves replacing aging equipment, maintaining the system’s reliability, meeting future electricity needs and supporting Montréal’s economic development.
The project is in its initial stages, and the current plan is to build the transmission line in the existing right-of-way. However, the line route may be optimized at a later stage of the project to mitigate its impacts according to technical, economic, environmental and social criteria. The line and three substations will be commissioned progressively from 2023 to 2026.
Project Web site: www.hydroquebec.com/aqueduc-saraguay/en
Source: HydroQuébec press release
Residents will have the opportunity to meet with the Hydro team to learn more about the project and to ask their questions. Details will be confirmed shortly.
Please fill out the following contact form with your questions and/or comments about the Aqueduc-Saraguay project and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Image source: Corridor of biodiversity project, Borough of Saint-Laurent
On Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Parmalat Canada Inc. and the City of Montreal will be conducting an emergency warning siren test. The siren test will last approximately 3 minutes and will likely be heard throughout the Montreal West territory.
Parmalat Canada Inc. located at 7470, rue Saint-Jacques West, in Montreal, uses ammonia as a refrigerant to conserve products at their proper temperatures.
In the event of an industrial accident involving the release in the air of ammonia, the warning siren of Parmalat Canada Inc. will allow the population situated in the perimeter of the impacted area to be notified as quickly as possible.
The siren testing is therefore a technical test to verify the proper functioning of the equipment, as well as the state of readiness of all the interveners in case of an emergency.
For further information, please call 311 or visit: ville.montreal.qc.ca/csc
The Town of Montreal West and its merchants are organizing a street fair to be held September 15, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Westminster between Curzon and Milner. There will be a number of activities for the entire family as well as demonstrations and information tables by over forty merchants and cultural groups.
Music, games, raffles and a scavenger hunt will be an integral part of the event.
This is a wonderful opportunity for you to get to know your local merchants and community organizations.
The event is held by the Town of Montreal West and the Montreal West Merchant Association, a local non-profit group promoting business and cultural activities.
Facebook event: Fall Fest Street Fair
Our administrative offices will be closed Monday, September 2 for Labour Day. We will return to our regular business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. starting Tuesday, September 3.
The Town held two public consultations on becoming a MADA certified (age-friendly) community during the week of June 10th. The results of the age-friendly survey distributed in the fall of 2018 were presented by Dr. Christina Wolfson of McGill University and Dr. Shannon Hebblethwaite and Nora Lamontagne of Concordia University. The survey had been distributed to Montreal West seniors in the fall of 2018 as part of the Municipalité Amie des Aînés (MADA) certification process. The presentation of results was followed up with lively and interesting conversations during the round table discussions. Overall, it was an enriching experience for the 80+ residents in attendance.
425 respondents aged 60 and over completed the questionnaire which was based on the eight principal factors in a municipality's age-friendliness, as determined by the World Health Organization.
Outdoor Spaces and Public Buildings: The majority (70%) of the respondents were satisfied or very satisfied with these aspects. Some exceptions included sidewalk snow removal, night lighting, the condition of sidewalks and traffic.
Transportation: 93% of respondents reported being able to walk unassisted, and 87% reported using a personal vehicle among other modes of transportation.
Housing: 90% of respondents own their own home; 76% live in a single family home; 16% live in a duplex. 60% reported no immediate plans to move.
Social Participation: Our seniors are a very active group, with 82% participating in social activities with family and friends. 25% would like to see more education workshops, walking and fitness classes in the community.
Respect and Social Inclusion: While 50% of respondents reported that they "never" felt socially isolated; 28% reported "sometimes"; and 18% reported "usually" feeling socially isolated. Several suggestions for increasing the sense of inclusion were cited, including incorporating more intergenerational activities.
Civic participation and employment: Respondents were very civic-minded, with 97% reporting that they voted in an election; and 63% reported attending a public meeting in the past few years. Almost half (49%) volunteer at least 1-3 hours per week, with 5.5% volunteering 10 hours or more per week.
Communication and Information: 89% of respondents reported finding out about events and services primarily via The Informer. This was followed by word of mouth (54%), Town e-bulletin (42%) and the Town website (40%).
Community Support and Health Services: 96% reported being in good to excellent health. While respondents sometimes required help with various chores such as home repairs and income tax preparation, 67% reported being able to get this help easily.
Check out the survey report for more detailed results.
Online or in person registration for fall, winter and spring activities for residents begins on Monday, August 26. Registration for CSL and Hampstead residents starts on August 27 and registration for non-residents starts on August 28.
The new 2019-2020 Recreation & Municipal Services brochure is now available online. Paper copies will be delivered with The Informer this weekend.
Register online (as of August 26).
Due to the extreme heat and humidity, we have extended certain pool hours and made changes to the schedule in order to give everyone the opportunity to cool off.
The pool will remain open until 10:00 pm tonight and tomorrow for public swim. The hours will be as follow (weather permitting):
For more information on preventing the effects of heat.
During major road work, temporary water lines may be installed for the duration of the work. As a precautionary measure, a boil water advisory may be issued during this time. Residents affected by this advisory will always be notified without delay. It is then important to follow the necessary boil water precautions until you receive a letter informing you that the advisory has been lifted.
A preventive boil water advisory was in effect last week for the Wolseley North construction sector. This preventive advisory was communicated to all affected residents. The advisory was lifted and the residents concerned were all informed. No other areas of the Town were affected by the preventive boil water advisory.
Feel free to contact the Public Works Department if you have any questions about this.
Have you had a chance to see the new light garlands on Westminster Avenue N.? Put up over a week ago, these lights are sure to brighten up your summer evenings.
A council priority, the Westminster Avenue beautification project will see many other initiatives in 2019. These will include the replacement and addition of street furniture as well as greening with the addition of planters. Take advantage of the long summer days to come by and check these out.
We would like to thank the owners of the buildings for their collaboration in carrying out the light garland project. We would also like to thank the Montreal West Merchant Association for their ideas and involvement in the project.
Come on out on July 1st to celebrate Canada Day and enjoy our activities and entertainment.
The popular Canada Day parade is back this year! Westminster will be partially closed to traffic for the duration of the parade. Check out the parade route and plan your trips accordingly.
We'd like to thank the wonderful volunteers from the Parade Committee for organizing this event.
Activities will begin at 4:00 p.m. at Strathearn Park. Music by the Fundamentals and dance performances by AKO & Children of Chemistry and the West-Can Folk Performing Company will keep you entertained all afternoon. Enjoy kid-friendly activities such as inflatables, arts & crafts, face painting, water slides, a petting zoo and pony rides! The splash pad will be open to keep kids cooled off. BBQ food and beer will be available to purchase during the event.
Please note that some of these activities are paid activities.
The day ends with a beautiful fireworks show at Hodgson Field at 10 p.m. Bring your own chairs and blankets to sit on.
To ensure a safe environment for all, glass bottles are forbidden in the parks.
In case of rain, festivities (except for the parade which will be canceled) will take place on Monday, July 2nd.
Municipal offices (Town Hall, Community Center & Public Works) will be closed on Monday, July 1 for Canada Day. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, July 2.
Day camp : no camp on July 1
Pool : closes at 3:00 p.m.
Celebrate Quebec's National Holiday with us! Children will enjoy the inflatable games, face painting, arts & crafts, quizzes, and skateboard ramps. The whole family will be entertained by the music and circus performances. Festivities will take place at Davies Park on June 23 from noon to 4 p. m. Food and beer will be sold on site.
Noon: music by The Swindlers
1:00 p.m. circus show by Mr. Verdin
2:30 p.m. music by the Buffalo Hat Singers & Dancers
Municipal offices (Town Hall, Community Center & Public Works) will be closed on Monday June 24th for the Fête nationale.
There is no day camp on June 24th. Day camp starts on Tuesday, June 25 at 9:00 a.m.
The pool will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The Town of Montreal West’s heated municipal pool will open on Saturday, June 1st. Come out for free swim times and lap swimming.
A membership is required to take part in our aquatic programs. It is possible to pay at the gate for free swim and lap swimming.
The pool schedule for the summer is now available!
The Tour de l'Île will be passing through Montreal West and we will be there to cheer cyclists on! Participants will be going west along Broughton down Ballantyne S. to Avon towards Ville St-Pierre. The first cyclists should be coming through around 9:15 a.m. and the last ones will make their way around 12:15 p.m.
We’ve organized special activities for the kids on Broughton between Ballantyne S. and Westminster. We will have face painting, an inflatable game, arts and crafts and a bike workshop where kids can learn about basic bike maintenance. There will be a bike obstacle course for children to try out. Drop by from 10-11:30 a.m. and help cheer on the cyclists as they pass through our Town.
The following roads will be closed on June 2nd starting at 9:00 a.m. and are expected to reopen around 12:15 p.m.
We suggest that residents avoid taking their cars during this time as traffic will be difficult. Those who must get around by car should check a map of all road closures on the Island of Montreal to best plan their itinerary.
It is important to respect the no parking signs that will be installed for the event. Parking will be forbidden on these streets as of 1 a.m. on Sunday, June 2. All cars parked in a no parking zone during the night of Saturday to Sunday will be towed. Parking will be permitted when the streets reopen.
Residents with valid parking permits can park on neighbouring streets while the parking restrictions are in effect. Free parking will be permitted in the municipal parking lots at Town Hall and the Public Library.
For more information about the event and to register, visit the Tour de l’Île website.
Streets highlighted in yellow will be closed from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Residents are invited to pick up free compost at Hodgson Field (by the basketball court). You’ll need to bring your own bucket/containers and shovel. Please avoid driving on the field. Available while quantities last.
Updated on May 16th: the trees are sold out! An email confirming the selected tree species as well as payment details will be sent to all residents who have reserved a tree.
Our sixth annual tree giveaway will begin May 6, 2019. A total of 45 trees will be made available to Montreal West residents on a first come first serve basis. Fill out the order form below if you are interested in buying a $10 tree. We will be accepting orders from May 6th at 8:30 a.m. to May 17th at 4:30 p.m. or until quantities have run out. Orders received before the start time will not be considered. Maximum of one tree request per household. Trees will be delivered to the residents at the end of May/early June (date to be determined).
Trees can be purchased for a $10 administrative fee (cash or cheque made payable to the Town of Montreal West) and payment must be received at the Community Center no later than May 23. Trees must be planted by the residents themselves. Please note, however, that these trees cannot be planted on land that belongs to the Town, that is, in the area between the property line and the sidewalk.
For all questions please contact Chris Kearney at email@example.com or 514-484-1976.
2. Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis) - SOLD OUT
3. American Hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana) - SOLD OUT
From April 19 to 22
• Town Hall: closed Friday and Monday
• Community Center: closed Friday and Monday
• Public Works: closed Friday and Monday
• Garbage collection: Friday, April 19 (as per usual)
The Town of Montreal West will allow overnight parking on the street for guests starting on Thursday evening April 18th through to Sunday morning April 28th inclusively. Please note that daytime parking rules remain in effect, as do all restrictions for blocked fire hydrants and driveways.
The Town of Montreal West is working to review and improve its current communication tools to better serve its residents. We are interested in finding out more about the effectiveness of the tools we use to communicate with you. We invite you to take a few minutes of your time to fill out our survey and have a chance to win a free course offered by the Recreation department!
Complete the survey online or by hand. Hard copies of the survey will be available at Town Hall and the Community Center as of Tuesday, April 9. You have until April 26 to participate.
We want to hear what you have to say.
The Town invites proponents to submit proposals of high architectural quality that meet certain sustainable development objectives as part of its public call for proposals published on the provincial government’s electronic tender system, SEAO (Système électronique d’appel d’offres) on March 5th.
The Town’s objective is to sell the property in order to extend the commercial sector on the southern section of Westminster Avenue. This fits into the overall plan to beautify and revitalize the downtown area around Davies Park. The Town would like this project to act as a catalyst for future development on the east side of Westminster Avenue South. Preference may be given to projects proposing a work completion schedule that is less than the minimum required in the call for proposals.
The document can be ordered online on the SEAO website.
Free skate and hockey pick-up games will take place daily at the Legion Memorial Rink from March 4 to 8.
Please note that helmets with full mask, neck guard, and gloves are required during the pick-up hockey games.
It is now possible for you to sign up to our summer activities and take advantage of early bird pricing.
Your kids will have a blast, and make new friends at our popular day camp!
A variety of aquatic activities are offered at the municipal pool. A pool membership is required to participate in any pool program.
Course session dates
Youth programs include weekly themes, visits from special guests, waterpark access, library & community visits, giant water slides, and more!
As part of the Town of Montreal West’s beautification program of Edgar Davies Park, Phase 2 is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2018. Phase 2 consists primarily of the construction of a splash pad adjacent to the new playground area and additional landscaping in the vicinity of the new splash pad (including tree planting). Work is tentatively planned for mid-May through mid-September. We are optimistic the water feature might be available this summer to use but it is possible the project will only be completed at the end of the summer. The playground area should remain accessible during the construction. More details will be made available before the start of the project.