- Municipal Council
- Chronique du maire
I have been extremely fortunate to serve as your mayor for the past ten years. So much has happened in the 10-year span between Mayor Vera Danyluk’s tragic passing on October 14, 2010, and the start of work on the sports centre.
First, let us take a moment to commemorate our wonderful late mayor, Vera Danyluk. Those who knew and worked alongside her remember a wise and exceptional woman, full of ambition for her community, who loved the Town and its residents.
At the time, the team of Town councillors that succeeded Vera Danyluk, of which I was a member, decided to continue her work and legacy.
For 10 years, we worked hard to make Mount Royal greener, stronger and more resilient. You need only consider it to see it: the inauguration of new green spaces, some of the lowest taxes on the Island of Montréal, unparalleled municipal services and an efficient Town with an incredibly close relationship to its citizens.
We have made great strides over the past 10 years. These include the highly acclaimed expansion of our public library, the renovation to the municipal swimming pool chalet, the opening of two dog parks and the installations of a school park on Jasper Avenue, a water park in Dakin Park and new basketball courts in the town centre.
Over this decade, my administration will have invested over $100 million in our public infrastructure (water, streets, sewers, sidewalks, etc.) to ensure our Town is efficient and sustainable. All of this was achieved under a very strict fiscal framework that allowed us to celebrate large budget surpluses, year after year, while gradually reducing the Town’s debt.
We also answered the call to address our generation’s greatest challenge: the fight against climate change. To that end, we stepped up our actions: the sustainable development plan, the water policy, the tree policy, implementing kitchen waste collection, exponentially increasing the number of trees planted in our area, increased protection of residential green spaces, banning oil and wood heating, the arrival of BIXI stations, recharge stations, an urban agriculture policy (currently being adopted), etc.
We have come a long way in the last 10 years!
Vera Danyluk would be very proud.