Measures effective as of March 13, 2020. In conjunction with the Centre de sécurité civile of the Agglomération de Montréal and Québec public health authorities, the Town of Mount Royal will close, as of Friday, March 13 and for an indefinite period, municipal facilities
Date : From January 2020 to 2021, Weekdays 7:00 to 19:00 (weekends occasionally)
Where : Jean-Talon Bridge
Nature of work :
From Spring 2020, the existing Jean-Talon Bridge will be demolished and rebuilt, due to its extremely poor condition. Work will be performed in phases over a two-year period, in order to maintain one lane open to traffic in both directions on the bridge at all times, as well as pedestrian traffic.
Work will begin on the north side of the bridge and will result in high noise levels, since new foundations have to be drilled directly into the rock on Mount Royal.
*Work will take place from 7:00 to 19:00. Work before and after this time period will be necessary to mobilize and demobilize all elements required to carry out the work and to clean up the site.
Starting March 23rd, 2020
Impacts and mitigation measures
This work will generate high noise levels that may exceed usual recommended standards, despite the mitigation measures that will be implemented:
- Implementation of noise mitigation measures such as the noise wall, acoustical barriers around noisy equipment such as generators, white-noise alarms on vehicles, etc.
- A program to monitor and supervise noise, air quality and vibration throughout the work
- Truck drivers will be made aware that the work is being performed in a residential area.
Info construction REM: Complete closure of Jean-Talon Street West between Dieppe Avenue and Aberdare Road
Date : March 21 and 22 2020, de jour et de nuit
Where : Jean-Talon Street West between Dieppe Avenue and Aberdare Road
Nature of the works:
Reconstruction work underway on the north side of Jean-Talon bridge will continue on the south side with traffic changes on Jean-Talon Street as of March 16. To allow the reconfiguration of the obstruction to the south side of the bridge, Jean-Talon Street will be completely closed, from the night of the 20th to the 21st at midnight, until Sunday March between Dieppe Avenue and Aberdare Road.
Impacts and mitigation measures
- Flaggers and signage around the obstruction site will ensure pedestrian safety and traffic flow.
- Only local traffic will be allowed on Jean-Talon Street between Rockland Road and Chemin de la Côte-des-neiges.
- A pedestrian and cyclist detour will be accessible from the north side of the bridge.
In the wake of the most recent government health decree (www.fil-information.gouv.qc.ca/Pages/Article.aspx?idArticle=2803211636), as of today the playgrounds in our various parks will be wr
Mount Royal, March 23, 2020 – The Town Council announced new measures to reduce the tax burden on residents and businesses at its regular meeting tonight.
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These last few days, residents who want to make a difference in this time of isolation have been writing to the Town to inquire about volunteer opportunities.
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I’m thinking that each week, for as long as this period of preventive confinement continues, I’ll share a few thoughts with you through my mayor’s column. We are now in the third week of the lockdown. In this column, I’d like to draw your attention to our local businesses.
The latest instalment in a series of preventive measures that were set into motion a week ago, all municipal buildings in Mount Royal will close their doors to the public as of March 19, for an indefinite period of time.
Mount Royal, March 30, 2020– In light of the difficult situation the coronavirus has put us all in, the Town of Mount Royal would like to demonstrate its support to business owners and entrepreneurs.
CIUSSS West-Central Montreal is asking members of the public to fill out a daily survey to help create computer-generated predictions that will identify specific neighbourhoods where a surge in cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is likely to occur.
The lockdown continues. We are already in the fourth week. And the latest government announcements indicate that this long period of confinement – hard on everyone but oh, so essential – will continue at least until early May.
This year, for the Easter holiday, our municipal buildings could hardly be more closed than they already are.
However, from Friday, April 10 to Monday, April 13 inclusive, you can only contact the Town through its Public Security Department, at 514 734-4666.
Last week we learned from the Quebec government that, while a gradual reopening of businesses and resumption of construction work appear imminent, the current social distancing guidelines may remain in effect for several months.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Gardeners and Other Landscaping Services (Including for Swimming Pools) Allowed Again
Given the most recent directives of the Quebec government, it is once again possible to contract the services of a gardener for all types of work. The same goes for all other landscaping and maintenance services, including pool experts.
Ville de Montréal and Montréal’s regional public health department have given BIXI the green light to launch its bike-sharing system for the 2020 season on April 15. This decision comes in an effort to offer an alternative to workers providing essential services.
Coronavirus (Covid-19): Donations Made, Fines Eliminated, Trees Discounted, Gardeners Authorized, Bixi Launched and Other News
Town of Mount Royal, April 20, 2020 – To show solidarity with less fortunate households and communities during the efforts to control the pandemic, Mount Royal’s Town Council announced at its regular meeting today that the Town will make a $30,000 donation to be divided equally b
This sixth week of preventive confinement brings an event deserving of mention: on Wednesday, Earth Day will celebrate its 50th anniversary. This is no small achievement!
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For cities and boroughs in the Montréal area, the PME MTL network is responsible for managing applications for the Government of Québec's Emergency Assistance to Small and Medium-Sized Businesses program (Aide d’urgence aux petites et moyennes entreprises).
It was with great sadness that Town Council learned last week – at the same time as you – of a major COVID-19 outbreak at CHSLD Vigi Mont-Royal, the residential and long-term care centre on Brittany Avenue.
In April, Premier François Legault raised the issue of Quebec’s food self-sufficiency – food autonomy, if you prefer – and declared it a target we should aim for, at least as far as we can. The issue has also been getting some attention in Ontario and the rest of Canada of late.
Telephone security and reassurance program for seniors and vulnerable residents living alone or without family nearby. Offered by the Town for decades, this service is free of charge! Register at 514 734-2937.
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Starting Monday, May 11, the service counter of our Urban Planning and Inspection division (10 Roosevelt Avenue) will once again welcome the public, by appointment only.
Now that the Public Security service counter will reopen on May 11, it is once again mandatory for contractors to obtain from the Town a permit for gardening and the treatment and maintenance of lawns, trees and shrubs.
Last Friday, at the end of another week that was both strangely calm and fraught with emotion, here and elsewhere, a hesitant sun shone on Mount Royal.
The Assemblée nationale is flying the Québec flag at half-mast on the Parliament Building's central tower today, May 13, 2020. The initiative is in memory of the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.
CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, in partnership with the Montreal regional public health department, is announcing a mobile screening clinic accessible without appointment in three neighborhoods in its territory.
The clinic will take place in a Société de transport de Montréal (STM) bus.
In light of the most recent announcements from the provincial government, as of May 20 it will again be possible to play tennis in TMR. On the same date, the use of the skate park and the outdoor fitness track at Danyluk Park will again be permitted.
This year, the Town will once again reimburse 50% of the cost of treatment, as part of the Emerald Ash Borer Control Program. The town's official supplier eligible for reimbursement is Bio-Contrôle Arboricole.
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Although the situation in Mount Royal is an enviable one and few robberies are reported, Public Security would like to remind you of a few good habits to adopt.
Many public libraries around the globe have eliminated late fees in recent years. These days, technology makes it easier to track members’ records and ensure borrowed documents are returned in a timely manner.
It was with dismay and sadness that we learned last week of the death of Tristan Roy, owner of the TMR Post, a weekly also known as La Poste de Mont-Royal and Journal de Mont-Royal. Tristan was a familiar figure around Town Hall, someone I spoke to nearly every day.
We never expected it would happen so fast but, since March, Council’s monthly meetings have been webcast. At the same time, the meetings are being held in camera to comply with current hygiene guidelines and protect public health. It’s quite the change.
Since the provincial government just allowed it, the playgrounds in our various parks are once again accessible starting today, Sunday, May 31.
Distancing guidelines and other hygiene measures continue to apply.