Public consultations on becoming an age-friendly Town

Category : Other
August 22, 2019

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.

Key findings from the survey

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.

The 2019-2020 recreation program is now available!

Category : Recreation
August 20, 2019

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).

Heat wave: preventive tips

Category : Environment
July 19, 2019

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):

July 19th

  • 1 - 10  pm free swim 
  • 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. lap swim (lanes available on request)
  • Wading Pool: 11:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.

July 20th

  • 11:30 - 10 p.m. free swim (11:30 - 1 p.m. and 5:30 - 7 p.m. shared with lap swim)
  • 5:30 - 7 p.m. lap swim (shared with free swim)
  • Wading Pool:10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Preventive Measures:

  • Spend at least three (3) hours in a cool or air conditioned place;
  • Drink lots of water even if not thirsty; 
  • Reduce physical efforts;
  • Stay in contact with people you know;
  • Take a shower or cool bath as often as needed or cool off with a damp cold cloth or spray;
  • Protect yourself from the sun, wear light coloured clothing and a hat (especially for babies and toddlers);
  • Keep blinds or curtains closed during the day;
  • Increase air circulation in your home by opening cross windows;

For more information on preventing the effects of heat.

Keep cool!

Follow up: preventive boil water advisory in the Wolseley N construction sector

Category : Public Works
July 16, 2019

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.

Westminster Avenue lights up!

Category : Administration
June 27, 2019

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.

Montreal West celebrates Canada Day

Category : Special events
June 27, 2019

Come on out on July 1st to celebrate Canada Day and enjoy our activities and entertainment.

Canada Day Parade

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.

  • Pre-parade contests at 3:00 p.m. at Davies Park
    Come dressed in your best and bring your decked out bikes, strollers, wheelchairs and dressed-up pets! There will be lots of prizes from local merchants to be won.
  • Parade starts at 3:30 p.m.
    Includes Montreal Pipes & Drums, Highland Dancers & much more! Parade will go north up Westminster, turn around at Edinburgh School and end at Strathearn Park for the Canada Day BBQ!

We'd like to thank the wonderful volunteers from the Parade Committee for organizing this event.


Strathearn Park activities

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 buildings closed for Canada Day

Category : Administration
June 26, 2019

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.

Fête Nationale: activities and shows for the whole family

Category : Recreation | Special events
June 21, 2019

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.

Show schedule
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 buildings closed for the Fête Nationale

Category : Administration
June 21, 2019

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.

Pool season begins Saturday, June 1

Category : Recreation
May 31, 2019

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!

Montreal West to welcome the Tour de l’Île on June 2nd!

Category : Special events
May 17, 2019

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.

Road closures

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.

  • Broughton Rd (between Elmhurst Ave and Westminster S. Ave)
  • Ballantyne S. Ave (between Broughton Rd and Avon Rd)
  • Avon Rd (from Ballantyne S. Ave to St-Pierre Ave)

Plan your outings!

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.

Parking restrictions

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.

Free compost available to residents

Category : Environment
May 16, 2019

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.

Sign up for your $10 tree

Category : Environment
May 1, 2019

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 or 514-484-1976.

Choose from one of these tree species

  1. Katsura (Cercidiphyllum japonicum) - SOLD OUT

2. Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis) - SOLD OUT

3. American Hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana) - SOLD OUT

Municipal Facility Schedule

April 17, 2019

Municipal Facility Schedule for Easter

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)

Overnight parking tolerance

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.

Communications survey

Category : Administration
April 5, 2019

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.

Contest Rules

  • One prize will be drawn among all survey respondents.
  • The prize will be drawn among participants who have provided their email address or phone number in the last question.
  • Residents may only participate once.
  • This contest is only open to Montreal West residents.
  • The course must be chosen from a list of eligible courses that will be given to the winner.
  • The certificate is valid for the winner or a member of their family.

Sale and development of real estate assets

Category : Administration
March 19, 2019

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.

Public notice

Stay active during Spring Break!

Category : Recreation
March 1, 2019

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.


Summer registration is now open!

Category : Recreation
February 25, 2019

It is now possible for you to sign up to our summer activities and take advantage of early bird pricing.

Day camp

Your kids will have a blast, and make new friends at our popular day camp! 

Session dates

  • Session 1 | June 25 – July 19
  • Session 2 | July 22 – August 16
  • Extensions | August 19 – August 30

Register online


Pool memberships and classes

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

  • Session 1 | June 24 – July 12
  • Session 2 | July 15 – August 2
  • Session 3 | August 5 – August 23

Register online


Community Center activities

Youth programs include weekly themes, visits from special guests, waterpark access, library & community visits, giant water slides, and more! 

Register online

New year, new website!

Category : Administration
January 15, 2019
After months of hard work, we are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website. The updated site includes a host of new changes that provide our residents with a clean and intuitive browsing experience. Hours of brainstorming with our employees and Council, combined with focus groups with our residents led to an updated site map that’s seen our content broken down into four main sections: Our Town, Resident Services, Finance & Administration, and Recreation.

We’d like to thank our dedicated staff, Council, residents and local web agency Pénéga for their collaboration on this project.

Overview of the main changes



A new uncluttered design built around intuitive drop down menus improves site navigation and easy access to clear and updated information. A useful links section provides quick access to the Town’s most visited pages and a prominent search bar on the homepage allows our residents to easily find the information they are looking for.


Fostering Montreal West’s well-known community spirit, large images of the Town and its residents are featured across the website - on the homepage and at the top of individual pages. These images will be changed on a regular basis to showcase the Town throughout the different seasons.

New features

In addition to updating the content of our website, the overhaul also saw the integration of new features such as:
  • an interactive map of the Town
  • online forms that can be filled out at any time of the day
  • an events calendar that clearly informs you of the events taking place in the Town
  • a fully responsive and browser compatible website

Resident communication

Our popular e-bulletin has also received a much needed facelift. Residents are encouraged to sign up to it as well as to our social media accounts to keep in touch with all important town updates.

Our menu structure, before and after.

New electric vehicle charging station in Montreal West!

Category : Environment
November 30, 2018
The Town of Montreal West is proud to announce the installation of a new electric vehicle charging station located in the municipal parking lot on Westminster Avenue. The Town has taken a step to join a collective global effort to make vehicles greener and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Residents will have access to a double pedestal charging station that can charge 2 vehicles at the same time, at a maximum of 240-volts each. The hourly rate for charging a vehicle is $1 (tax included), billed by the minute, and is based on the length of time the vehicle is connected to the charging station, not on the charging time. For example, there will be a $2 fee if a vehicle is connected to a station for one hour and fifteen minutes, even if the vehicle was completely charged after one hour. Please note that normal parking restrictions apply.

The Town of Montreal West is doing their part to help fight climate change by aligning themselves with Quebec's 2030 Energy policy that aims to promote a sustainable transition to a low-carbon economy. With the deployment of public fast-charging electric stations, the Town is recognizing the importance of an integrated approach to smart city management and providing their residents with the tools they need to reduce their transportation emissions.

Find out more

STM bus network redesign public consultation

Category : Other
October 30, 2018

An ever-changing network

By 2026, several major public transportation projects (REM, Pie-IX BRT, extension of the Blue line, addition of 300 hybrid buses to our fleet) will be completed. The rollout of these projects will influence the development of our bus network and the way our customers use it.

It is an opportunity for us to rethink and adapt the bus network’s development and architecture in light of the survey’s findings.

Answer the survey

The federal Cannabis Act

Category : Administration
October 17, 2018
The federal Cannabis Act comes into effect on October 17, and whoever is concerned has to know one’s rights and obligations with respect to what it changes. On the other hand, in Montreal West, the Town Council has adopted a by-law in order to further limit the public consumption of tobacco and cannabis as well as vaping. Its provisions are largely based on those restrictions that are set forth in the applicable legislation of the province. This municipal regulation will also come into force on October 17.

Provincial Elections

Category : Administration
October 1, 2018
Please note that municipal offices (Town Hall, Community Center & Public Works) will close at 4 p.m. on Monday October 1st due to the Provincial Elections. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Fall registration begins on August 20

Category : Recreation
August 18, 2018
Registration for activities begins August 20 for residents, August 21 for Hampstead & CSL residents, and August 22 for non-residents. Register online. Early Bird Special:
  • Fall: until August 27
  • Winter: until November 23
  • Spring: Until March 1

Municipal facility opening hours for Victoria Day

Category : Administration
May 18, 2018
Municipal Facility Opening Hours for Victoria Day, Monday May 21
  • Community Center: Closed May 21
  • Town Hall: Closed May 21
  • Public Works: Closed May 21
  • Skatepark: OPEN

Edgar Davies Park Project - Phase 2 - Summer 2018

Category : Public Works
May 4, 2018

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.

Sign up for your $10 tree

Category : Environment
April 29, 2018
Our fifth annual tree giveaway will begin May 7, 2018. Trees will be made available to Montreal West residents on a first come first serve basis. Completed order forms may be brought in person to the Community Center (8 Westminster South) starting 8:30 AM on May 7, 2018 and continuing until May 14 at 4:30 PM or until quantities have run out. Orders received before the start time will not be considered. Maximum of one tree request per household. Residents who received a tree last year are not eligible. Trees will be delivered to the residents in end of may/early June (date to be determined).

Trees will be available for a $10 administration fee (cash, card or cheque made payable to the Town of Montreal West) and payment must be received at the Community Center no later than May 18. 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.

Notice of railway maintenance work

Category : Administration
March 12, 2018
As part of our ongoing commitment to operating the safest railway in North America, beginning on March 12, 2018, Canadian Pacific (CP) will be performing routine track maintenance in the Montreal area on two subdivisions:
  • Westmount Subdivision, starting at mile post 0 and ending at mile post 4.0
  • Parc Subdivision, starting at mile post 16.0 and ending at mile post 22.0
Track maintenance is an integral part of CP’s safety program. Our significant investments in railway infrastructure help ensure trains operate safely through communities. This work could impact residents in the municipalities and boroughs of Montreal West, Westmount, Lachine, Montreal, Outremont, Laval, Rosemere and Sainte-Thérèse. Expected Duration: On March 12th, crews will be working on the rail within these corridors. This work must take place during the evening hours, between 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., in order to avoid impacts to RTM commuters during the day.Residents can expect to see or hear heavy machinery noise, banging, idling trucks waiting to proceed, dust, voices, and reversing trucks. We expect this work will be completed by March 22nd, 2018 although this is subject to change. Residents with questions or concerns about our operations can call our 24/7 toll-free Community Connect line at: 1-800-766-7912 or email To report an emergency, please contact the CP Police service at: 1-800-716-9132; 24 hours a day. Contacts: Community Connect Tel: 1-800-766-7912 / CP Police 1-800-716-9132