- Municipal Council
Town of Mount Royal, May 17, 2021 – A new park will be created in the Town’s Bates/Ekers sector this summer. Back in 2017, Mount Royal established a land reserve on the property at 160 Bates Road in anticipation of expropriating it for transformation into a green space. The building on the land is to be demolished in the coming weeks. The site preparation work and landscaping of the new space will be carried out by the Town. Creating the small park is an important and eagerly awaited step in the greening of the neighbourhood, one of several initiatives in that direction.
Developing a vision for the new park and choosing its name was the main project of the 2018-2019 cohort of the Townschool Council. The young councillors decided that the future green space will be known as Royal Garden Park.
New playground in Hamilton Park
Families visiting Hamilton Park this summer will be delighted to find a stylish redesigned playground. The Town is modernizing and beautifying the playgrounds in its parks and other green spaces, with at least one park a year getting the treatment. In 2020, it was Décary Park’s turn to be upgraded.
New water playground in Mohawk Park
The coming summer will also see Mohawk Park’s new water playground welcoming young Townies. The Town plans to have all the work done before the dog days arrive. A similar initiative gave the Dakin Park water playground a total makeover in 2019.
“In TMR, we buy local!” – more than ever this year
Working closely with PME MTL, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Saint-Laurent – Mount Royal, the office of Pierre Arcand and La Ruche, just as it did in 2020, the Town is relaunching its “In TMR, we buy local!” campaign. This year, residents will again be encouraged to show their support for local businesses, especially those in Town centre, to help mitigate the effects of the pandemic and the construction of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM), both of which have had a long-term impact on local businesses. The “In TMR, we buy local!” campaign will be reinforced by advertisements and promotions all summer long, including on the Town’s website.