The Town has seven departments, some of which have one or more divisions. Two divisions report directly to the Town Manager’s Office: Urban Planning and Inspection, and Industrial and Commercial Development.
The many different types of documents produced by our municipal departments are accessible via our search engine: by-laws, calls for tenders, public notices, financial reports, news releases and more can be found.
Public Affairs and Clerk’s Office
This department acts as the general secretariat for Town Council. It drafts and translates by-laws, resolutions, public notices and minutes of meetings. It oversees the consultation and referendum processes as well as the holding of elections and by-elections. It ensures the Act respecting access to documents held by public bodies and the protection of personal information is applied and it manages property and liability insurance claims. A oath-taking service provided by Town commissioners for oaths is also offered to Town of Mount Royal residents.
The department is also responsible for the archives of our garden city. You can view our document classification plan (French only), which includes the key to the retention period codes used for our archives.
Reporting to the Public Affairs and Clerk’s Office Department, our Communications Division is responsible for media relations, including our news releases, as well as our online tools, our Info TMR magazine and various other documents for the general public. Recognized community organizations and public or private organizations that partner with the Town can now post – free of charge – information about activities of a cultural or community nature in the Local Events space on the two Morris columns located in Town centre.
Industrial and Commercial Development
This division has been mandated to encourage and support the implementation and expansion of businesses on our territory and, generally speaking, the successful realization of business projects. It reports directly to the Town Manager.
Recreation, Culture and Community Activities
Well known to the garden city’s residents, this department has many different audiences. It coordinates a range of sports, cultural and social activities, manages use of the Town’s recreational facilities and organizes one-time and occasional events that you should find listed in the calendar. It also supports the sound running of recognized community groups and the well-being of our more vulnerable residents. You can refer to the list of Recreation, Culture and Community Activities Department employees.
The Reginald J. P. Dawson Library is a member of the Association des bibliothèques publiques du Québec (Quebec public library association). Renovated and expanded in 2013, it offers users a well-lit, friendly and functional environment, all while facilitating online access. Check its opening hours and check out its reading suggestions.
Division: Sports and Recreation
From soccer to ice skating, not to mention swimming and our seniors’ programming, a wide range of activities are offered to Townies all year long. Learn about our activities and our recreational facilities.
Division: Cultural Activities and Community Support
Shows, exhibits and other events that bring people together are a regular source of joy for Townies big and small. For our entertainment activities, take a look at our calendar. To obtain assistance for members of vulnerable groups, see our Community Support Services page.
The role of this department is to assist and provide expertise to other Town departments in labour relations, staffing, human resources development, compensation, employee benefits and occupational health and safety.
Complementing the essential services provided by the agglomeration, such as the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM), the Town’s own Public Security Department helps maintain the quality of life and safety in the garden city by providing a visible, reassuring and effective presence. It also ensures compliance with Town by-laws and actively promotes crime prevention and road safety.
Be sure to visit our Civil Security section, where you can learn how to take advantage of our home watch service.
All types of collections, traffic controls, work on roads, water mains and sewers, snow removal, maintenance of public green spaces and buildings: this department is responsible for several aspects that are fundamental to the quality of life in our garden city.
Engineering deals mostly with collections/pick-ups and planned work involving public spaces and municipal systems (sewers, water mains, street lighting, signage, etc.).
Division: Public Works
Public Works deals mostly with the regular maintenance of the Town’s infrastructures, green spaces, urban forest and buildings.
Treasurer’s Office and Material Resources
Supporting Town Council and the other municipal departments, the Treasurer’s Office and Material Resources provides expertise in the areas of accounting, finance, taxation, the budget process, information technology (IT) and procurement.
All our financial documents (budgets, financial statements, etc.) and calls for tenders can be found online via our search engine. You should also visit our Taxation, Property Assessment and Calls for Tenders pages. For information about metered water consumption billing, go to our Water page.
Division: Financial Resources
This division encompasses all functions related to investment, budgeting, financing, banking and financial control. It also provides necessary expertise and support in the areas of accounts payable, billing, accounts receivable, accounting and payroll.
Division: Material Resources
This division ensures the Town has access to the supplies, goods, equipment and general services required to deliver quality services to residents at the best possible price and under the best possible terms and conditions while complying with the laws, regulations and policies currently in effect.
Division: IT Resources
This division provides to the Town the computer hardware and information technology expertise and support it requires in order to carry out its functions. However, it should be noted that managing the garden city’s online tools is the responsibility of the Communications Division of the Public Affairs and Clerk’s Office Department.
Urban Planning and Inspection
Unlike most other municipal divisions, which report to a department head, the Urban Planning and Inspection Division reports to the Town Manager. Issues related to construction, renovation and demolition are thus dealt with directly by the garden city’s highest authorities, fittingly enough in view of the importance attached to protecting the Town’s built heritage. Learn about residential renovations.