Below is a summary of the information regarding the Town that was published in recent weeks, in relation to the collective efforts against the spread of COVID-19. The content is updated periodically.
Find out more about the coronavirus
For the current number of cases in TMR: Santé Montréal
For up-to-date data, turn to Santé Montréal. A pull-down menu, right under "Current situation in Montréal", provides the number of confirmed cases in Montréal by borough, linked city and CIUSSS, including the Town of Mount Royal.
Consultation on COVID-19 symptoms and screening clinics: Info-Santé
To discuss COVID-19 symptoms and resources, ask an expert at Info-Santé: 514 644-4545. Please note that the closest dedicated clinic — by appointment only — is the Cavendish screening clinic, in the parking lot of Quartier Cavendish at 5800 Cavendish Boulevard. This drive-thru test centre is open every day from 8:00 to 20:00. You must have an appointment (1-877-644-4545) before showing up.
Also consult the Self-Care Guide published by the provincial government, for a review of symptoms and detailed hygiene tips, both at work and at home.
Government measures and general situation
Town buildings and other facilities closed, all our activities cancelled
For an indefinite period of time, all of Mount Royal's municipal buildings are closed to the public, as are all of our outdoor facilities, including playgrounds and dog runs. This also applies to the fitness track at Danylyk Park, the basketball court, etc.: there is no exception.
All our public activities are suspended until further notice.
Most of our employees are teleworking and our administrative services are reduced to a strict minimum. As for essential services, all of them are maintained.
Pierre Laporte pool: spring 2020 session cancelled
Due to the disruptions already incurred and to be anticipated during the collective efforts to fight the pandemic, the Spring 2020 session at Pierre Laporte pool is cancelled. Although registered users will be reimbursed, it is impossible for us to determine the time frame for reimbursement. If you have any questions, please contact the Recreation Department by email at email@example.com.
Miscellaneous collections: on the usual days and at the usual times
Our regular collections don't change. Our yard waste collection will begin on April 15 just as planned, but the branches collection is suspended. An important notice in the case of the collection of recyclable materials: throughout the duration of the preventive measures, only the bins will be collected.
Disinfectant wipes, tissues, gloves, masks and other protective or cleaning products go in the trash only, in a sealed bag.
Gardeners and other non-priority services: forbidden
In order to comply with the directives of public health authorities, it is forbidden to use non-priority services - such as those of a gardener - that involve a prolonged visit to your address. While the production and delivery of plants is permitted, most of the horticultural work normally conducted at your home by professionals is not, with some exceptions: removal of winter protections, emergency work in dangerous situations, etc. Find out what horticultural work is permitted (French only.)
Priority or not? Browse the list published by the Government of Québec.
Parking: temporary tolerance
For the entire duration of the preventive measures, the instruction given to our Public Safety patrols is one of tolerance. However, reserved spaces for people with reduced mobility still need to be respected and parking in front of a fire hydrant remains prohibited.
Public transportation: modified schedules, construction sites postponed
Deferred payment of property taxes, interest charges temporarily suspended
The second instalment of Mount Royal property taxes, originally due on May 26, is postponed to June 25, 2020. Cheques post-dated to May 26 will not be cashed until this new deadline.
Until the same date, the interest rate calculated daily by the Town on all debts due for the current year and unpaid to date will be 0%.
Licensing and Planning Advisory Committee (PAC)
The meetings of the Planning Advisory Committee are suspended until further notice. Until the reopening of our facilities, plans can only be submitted by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). We do not know when the meetings will resume, but it will not be until May 2020 at least. Currently, each new permit application is treated on a case-by-case basis.
Town Council meetings: webcast
Due to the extraordinary precautionary measures currently being taken against the spread of the coronavirus, until we reopen, Town Council meetings will be held in camera and webcast.
This includes the meeting held on Monday, March 23, 19:00, which can now be replayed: www.webtv.coop/group/Ville-Mont-Royal/991d721499ad8609602e378424ad1183.
Reginald-J.-P.-Dawson Library: no late fees, no return of documents
Members with documents checked out on their library card due after March 12 will not be subject to late fees, as long as the library remains closed. Our return policy will apply once the library reopens. Our book chute is also closed; please keep your loans at home until the library reopens.
Contact us if needed
Until the reopening of the municipal buildings, communications by e-mail or telephone (514 734-2900) will be the only possible means of communication. Residents are invited to use the Mount Royal website (www.town.mount-royal.qc.ca) if they are looking for general information.
The document chute at the front of Town Hall (90 Roosevelt Avenue) can be used to deposit cheques, forms and other small documents.
Keep this in mind
Isolation and social distancing: the crux of the matter
As evidenced by successive decrees of the Government of Quebec, the essential thing to remember at the moment is to stay at home as much as possible (teleworking, limiting outings), to avoid indoor and outdoor gatherings and to maintain a distance of one to two metres between people when heading out cannot be avoided.
- Wash your hands frequently with warm water and soap, taking your time.
- Protect those around you when you cough or sneeze.
Consult the Self-Care Guide published by the Government of Quebec for detailed hygiene tips at work and at home.