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

 

Homepage

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.

Visuals

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. Check out the brochure and 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 community_connect@cpr.ca. 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 / community_connect@cpr.ca CP Police 1-800-716-9132