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.