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This summer, the councillors and I were delighted to announce that the Rossy Foundation was going to manage and fully fund the construction of an underground parking lot for the future Sports and Community Centre. Only a few weeks after the announcement, the work had already begun—we hadn’t even reached mid-September.

One month on, the project is well underway and will be completed this winter. The new underground parking lot provided by the Rossy Foundation will connect the Town Hall and the future Sports and Community Centre. It will include 117 indoor spaces and 65 spaces at street level. As is the case with the current Town Hall parking lot, users will be able to enter the underground parking via Roosevelt Avenue and exit onto Roosevelt or Churchill Avenue.

The call for tenders to builders for the main building of the Sports and Community Centre will open this fall. If everything goes according to plan, the winning firm should be known by early 2021.

Temporary artwork

Different site, different news: I’m sure you’ve noticed the delightful painted mural on the fence around the REM site in our town centre. The vibrant colours of this temporary work are the result of a new collaboration with MU.

It was through the organization MU that artist Cécile Gariépy had previously painted a very popular mural on the curling club wall, and in 2015 that Ilana Pichon put her name to our first official mural—a map of Mount Royal—on the side of the commercial building at 1757 Graham Boulevard.

This time, we owe the floral designs and explosion of colour to artist Isabelle Duguay and her colleague Marianne Blondeau D'Amour. The mural is entitled “We Are Roses/Comme des roses” and was partly funded by CDPQ Infra.

“We Are Roses”—Mount Royal in a nutshell.

If you’re one of the few Townies who hasn’t yet admired the most beautiful of construction site fences, I invite you to walk along Canora Road and take a look, and while you’re there, why not pop into our local businesses and services—they need your support.

Philippe Roy

Mayor

90 Roosevelt Avenue

Mont-Royal H3R 1Z5