Adoption of 2020 budget

Category : Council
December 12, 2019

The Council of the Town of Montreal West will adopt the municipal budget for the fiscal year 2020 and the three-year program of capital expenditures for 2020-2021-2022 at a special meeting that will be held on Monday, December 16, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall, located at 50 Westminster Avenue South.

All Montreal West residents are invited to attend.

Request for a certificate of authorization for the demolition of 74 Easton Avenue

Category : Administration
December 9, 2019

The Town of Montreal West received a request for a Certificate of authorization for demolition of the property located at 74 Easton Avenue (lot number 1 290 736).

With a goal of ensuring effective communication and considering the large-scale of this urban planning project, Council wishes to share this request with a larger audience. This supplements the public notice published in The Suburban newspaper on Wednesday, November 27.

The submitted request calls for the following at 74 Easton Avenue:

1. Demolition of the main building and detached garage;
2. Removal of the in-ground pool;
3. Subdivision of 3 lots;
4. Ultimately, the construction of three single-family buildings (one on each new lot).

The Demolition Committee of the Town of Montreal West will hold a meeting to consider this request in view of rendering a decision. Any interested person may be heard by the Demolition Committee at the meeting.

Where: 50 Westminster Avenue South
When: December 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

Every person wishing to oppose the granting of a Certificate of authorization for said demolition must make their objections known by December 9, 2019 - IN WRITING - to the undersigned Town Clerk, at the following address: 50, Westminster Avenue S., Montreal West, Quebec, H4X 1Y7.

 

Most of Montreal West's public service lines are lead-free

Category : Administration
December 9, 2019

In October 2019, the Quebec government announced that it will adopt the new Health Canada guidelines on lead levels in drinking water. This lowers the maximum acceptable concentration of lead in drinking water from 0.010 mg/liter to 0.005 mg/liter. These new norms mean that certain homes and buildings in Montreal West may now exceed the allowed concentration of lead in drinking water.

The drinking water produced by the Montreal water treatment plant is of very good quality. However, the dissolution of lead pipes and lead plumbing can make it possible for lead to be present in the water. Until the 1970s, the municipal water service lines were built with lead pipes. Since 1990, and in accordance with the Quebec Plumbing Code, the Town actively replaces lead water service lines on the public side during its rehabilitation projects. To date, approximately 70% of the water service lines on the public side are lead-free. The Town will continue replacing lead pipes in all its future infrastructure work until all lead pipes have been replaced.

The Town of Montreal West has mandated the City of Montreal to perform annual inspections of 10 to 20 homes. The Town provides the inspectors with specific addresses to test and mostly select homes in areas that present a higher risk of finding lead in drinking water. Residents whose homes have been inspected are always informed before the inspection and are provided with the results following the test.

For more information, check out the frequently asked questions page.

Try a fitness class for free!

Category : Recreation
December 3, 2019

The Recreation Department will be showcasing some of their fitness classes on Sunday, December 8 at the Town Hall and Davies Chalet. If you want to see what a class is all about, this is the day you can do it. Every class lasts an hour. 

The schedule is as follows:

9:15 a.m. Essentrics (Town Hall)
Based on eccentric strengthening which stretches the muscles then strengthens them in the elongated positions creating a lean toned body.

9:30 a.m. Zumba (Town Hall)
A mix of Latin style music and choreographed routines combining aerobic dance steps and movements to sculpt the body, increase cardiovascular fitness and flexibility.

9:30 a.m. TRX (Davies Chalet)
Only 8 spaces available; must call 484-6186 to reserve

Increase total body flexibility, promote mobility and stability and develop core strength through suspension training. Small class size, limited spaces available!

10 a.m. Adult Ballet (Town Hall)
Looking to better your shape? Feeling less limber? Need a lift to your spirits? Adult ballet classes are an excellent way to stay fit, flexible, and happy. You'll learn about ballet technique, stretching, and conditioning, while having a lot of fun at the same time.

10:15 a.m. Strong by Zumba (Town Hall)
STRONG by Zumba is the first non-dance based class from the fitness brand. The newest of all Zumba classes revolves around high-intensity interval training, but still focuses on moving to the beat.

11:15 a.m. Yoga (Town Hall)
This is much more than exercise ... It's a way of life! Improve your mental and spiritual well-being, increase flexibility and increase muscle tone.

Some classes have limited space and will be on a first come first serve basis. If you would like any additional information please call the Community Centre at 514-484-6186.

Let’s get MOVING!

Electrical system upgrade in Montreal West: progress report on the activities of the working committee

Category : Other
November 25, 2019

A joint working committee was created as part of the consultation process. The committee is comprised of Hydro-Québec representatives, Montreal West representatives and members of the public. 

The committee wishes to provide an update on the discussions that began last June to improve the portion of the Hydro-Québec project that affects the territory of Montreal West. The project involves conversion of the existing 120-kV overhead transmission line to 315 kV over 18 km between LaSalle and Saint-Laurent.

The committee is seeking to maximize the project’s advantages for residents while limiting any undesirable impacts to the greatest extent possible. It will address the public’s concerns and help to improve the project. The committee was also tasked with assessing opportunities for multifunctional uses of the line right-of-way, such as landscaping and a multi-use trail. 

On October 23, Hydro-Québec organized an open house/information evening to gather residents’ initial reactions to the project. This input has provided direction for the discussions of the working committee. A second information meeting will be held in spring 2020 to present the results from the committee. Here again, the questions and comments of Montreal West residents will allow the project to be further improved. The committee will submit its final recommendations to Hydro-Québec and to the Town of Montreal West by spring 2020 at the latest. 

Joint working committee: Hydro-Québec, Montreal West and members of the public

Meeting dates

  • June 20, 2019
  • September 10, 2019
  • October 8, 2019
  • November 12, 2019
  • December 5, 2019
  • 2020 dates to be announced

Discussion topics

  • Location of towers
  • Type of towers
  • Human health and electric and magnetic fields
  • Private and public use of the right-of-way
  • Safety of the site
  • Value of properties neighbouring the right-of-way
  • Other

For more information

Website: www.hydroquebec.com/aqueduc-saraguay/en

Hydro-Québec Info-Project line:  514 385-8888, ext. 3462

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. 

Let’s talk green: a successful participatory workshop!

Category : Environment
November 19, 2019

Over twenty participants came together on Sunday, November 3rd to share their thoughts and opinions on different initiatives related to the environment. Despite the grey weather and drizzle outside, we had an energetic and eager group at Town Hall that had lots to say!

We kicked off the workshop with a quick interactive presentation to ease into the topic of the environment. Participants responded to multiple choice questions using clickers and their answers were displayed on the screen in real-time. Participants were asked to rank 10 initiatives by order of importance and the results of this exercise were used in the final activity.

We then moved on to round table discussions on the topics of biodiversity and waste management. Participants first discussed the idea of having dedicated spaces in Town being used for permaculture and community gardens, their possible location and management. Each table had a printed map at their disposal they could use to identify the areas of Town they thought would be ideal for these projects. They then discussed waste management and ways for individuals to move towards a zero waste lifestyle as well as how the Town could help them achieve this.

In the final activity, we asked participants to work as a group to come up with one actionable recommendation related to the topic their table was assigned. We chose the 4 highest ranked initiatives based on the results from the individual ranking exercise done at the beginning of the workshop. The top priorities were (in no specific order):

  • Planting public trees on the municipal right-of-way
  • Weight based pricing for garbage (smart garbage)
  • Selective waste collection and drop-off centres
  • Ban on single-use plastic in Town restaurants and groceries

Overall it was a rich and successful event, and one we hope to repeat in the future. We took copious notes during the workshop which will be handed over to the Environmental Committee for review.

The children who took part in the free drop-in daycare enjoyed environment-themed activities and arts and crafts. They painted rocks, planted seeds, read about bees and had their faces painted.

We’d like to thank Kathryn Travers, Laura Cliché, Nicolas Montpetit and Linda Mohammedi from Concertation Montreal for helping us organize and host this event. The workshop was held as part of MTElles' experimental projects, led by Concertation Montréal, the Coalition montréalaise des tables de quartier and Relais-femmes


 

"It is imperative to have access to moments when we can exchange ideas with local citizens on subjects as important as the environment."

EMMA, WORKSHOP PARTICIPANT AND STUDENT

"Citizen participation is necessary in order to have the opportunity to share our ideas and take part in our city."

DAVID, WORKSHOP PARTICIPANT AND REAL ESTATE AGENT

Flu vaccination clinic on November 19

Category : Special events
November 14, 2019

The annual flu vaccination clinic will take place at Town Hall on Tuesday, November 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. No appointment necessary. You must have your medicare card.

* Please use the side entrance door of the Town Hall. *

The influenza vaccine is free for people at high risk and people in close contact with them:

  • People aged 75 years old and over;
  • Adults 18 years and older with certain chronic diseases;
  • Children 6 months to 17 years old with certain chronic diseases;
  • Pregnant women with chronic diseases, throughout their pregnancy;
  • Pregnant women in good health, in their 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy;
  • Family members who live in the same household of a child under 6 months of age or a person at higher risk of being hospitalized and to their caregivers.

Flu vaccination is also free of charge to:

  • Healthy children from 6 to 23 months old;
  • Healthy people from 60 to 74 years old.

More information

2020 permits are now available at Town Hall

Category : Administration
November 11, 2019

The following 2020 permits are now available at Town Hall:

In order to expedite the process, you may fill out the renewal form on our website. The permits must be paid for and picked up at the Town Hall administrative office, located at 50 Westminster South. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

It is strongly advised that you purchase your permit before December 23 2019, as the administrative office will be closed during the holidays from December 24 to January 2 inclusively.

Strong winds: Town employees are on site

Category : Other
November 1, 2019

Our teams are deployed and working hard to clean up the damages caused by the strong winds. With a priority of ensuring the safety of all our residents, we are working to restore the Town back to a normal situation. Please note that there may be delays in processing requests as urgent situations will be prioritized.

The winds also affected some power lines and certain areas of the Town are still without power. Check the Hydro-Québec website for an update on the power outages.

Avoid calling 911 for non-urgent situations and only contact them for emergency situations where safety is threatened.

We appreciate your patience and understanding in this situation.

Halloween update

Category : Administration
October 31, 2019

After receiving many inquiries and in order to avoid any confusion, Halloween will take place on October 31st in Montreal West. The Town supports any decision that parents may take as to whether or not their children will participate in Halloween festivities. Public Security Officers will be patrolling the streets to ensure everyone's safety.

Dress warmly and stay extra safe tonight!

Security tips for Halloween:

  • Trick or treat on one side of the street at a time to avoid crossing unnecessarily
  • Walk around in groups
  • Ensure Halloween costumes fit well
  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colours
  • Keep dry and warm
  • Stay outside while trick-or-treating, never enter someone's home
  • Be sure an adult checks all Halloween candy before trick-or-treaters dig in
  • Drivers: slow down and be extra vigilant on the roads

Montreal West to hold its first participatory workshop

Category : Special events
October 11, 2019

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.

Participatory workshop on the theme of the environment

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.

A family-friendly activity

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.

Get involved

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.


Complete a survey on your household practices

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.

Municipal offices closed October 14

Category : Administration
October 11, 2019

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.

exo work: construction of a temporary platform

Category : Other
October 11, 2019

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.

Work Description

Construction of a temporary wooden platform 150 metres in length.

Schedule

From Monday, October 14 to Friday, December 6, 2019

  • Weekdays: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Weekends: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m

Hours may vary depending on site requirements. In exceptional situations, work may extend beyond scheduled hours should circumstances require it.

Possible Inconveniences

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).

Invitation to an open house: Hydro-Québec's Green Corridor Project

Category : Environment
October 10, 2019

Upgrade of power transmission system between LaSalle and Saint-Laurent and creation of green corridor

  • Rebuilding an overhead transmission line over a distance of 18 km.
  • Conversion to 315 kV of three 120-kV transformer substations: Rockfield (Lachine),
    Hampstead (Côte-Saint-Luc) and Laurent (Saint-Laurent).

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
Website: www.hydroquebec.com/aqueduc-saraguay/en/

 

 

Overnight parking tolerance: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Thanksgiving

Category : Public Security
September 26, 2019

The Town of Montreal West will allow overnight parking on the street for guests for the following periods:

  • Sunday evening September 29th, 2019 until Wednesday morning October 2nd, 2019 inclusively.
  • Tuesday evening October 8th, 2019 until Tuesday morning October 15th, 2019 inclusively.

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 and its municipal partners working together to create a green corridor

Category : Environment
September 17, 2019

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

  • rebuilding the 120-kV Aqueduc-Saraguay overhead transmission line at 315 kV
  • over a span of 18 km between LaSalle and Saint-Laurent ;
  • converting three 120-kV substations to 315 kV—Rockfield substation (in Lachine), Hampstead substation (in Côte Saint-Luc) and Laurent substation (in Saint-Laurent).

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

Open House

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.

Contact us

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.

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Image source: Corridor of biodiversity project, Borough of Saint-Laurent

Warning siren testing in our area on September 12 2019

Category : Public Security
September 9, 2019

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. 

Why such a test in Montreal West?

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.

What should you do when you hear the siren?

  • Immediately enter the nearest building.
  • Close the doors and windows and turn off the ventilation system.
  • Leave your children in school, so neither you nor your children are exposed.
  • Avoid using the phone to keep lines open for emergency personnel.

Area where the siren will be heard

For further information, please call 311 or visit: ville.montreal.qc.ca/csc

Montreal West to hold first Fall Fest Street Fair

Category : Recreation
September 5, 2019

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

Municipal offices closed September 2

Category : Administration
August 29, 2019

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.

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.

 

Fireworks

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.

Activities

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 ckearney@montreal-west.ca 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.

Schedule

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

 

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. 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