Mount Royal, April 13, 2010 – Town of Mount Royal is pleased to announce that it is renewing its participation in the Fleurons du Québec horticultural classification program for the next three years. In 2007, the Town was the proud recipient of three out of a possible five fleurons (florets), a ranking that remained in effect through 2009. Renewing the Town’s participation in the program will bring the judges back for a second visit and see the Town given a second ranking in the fall of 2010.
The Fleurons du Québec program was created in 2006 and constitutes an official recognition of communities’ efforts to sustainably beautify their living environment. Last year, out of the 85 municipalities that were visited for the second time, 30 received one or more florets. Accordingly, Town of Mount Royal is encouraging all residents to take part in this horticultural beautification effort, because this is a community-wide challenge.
In August of this year, the judges will return to Mount Royal to reassess the Town’s performance. These professionals are mandated to evaluate the publicly viewable landscaping on 60% of the municipal territory, including private property. The evaluation criteria focus mainly on cleanliness, maintenance, the range of horticultural elements and the visual condition of the urban landscape.
Points are awarded in five areas, with a maximum of:
- 310 points awarded for the municipality’s efforts
- 270 points for residents’ efforts
- 180 points for institutions’ efforts
- 140 points for industry and business efforts
- 150 points for community and sustainable development initiatives.
To date, more than 250 Quebec municipalities have obtained their Fleurons du Québec. These communities are located in every region of the province and together account for more than three million citizens.
For the list of the classified municipalities and more information about the Fleurons du Québec, visit the www.fleuronsduquebec.com website (French only).