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October 2008

Construction on Cavendish

The Cavendish / Fleet interchange was designed a generation ago when the population of Côte Saint-Luc was smaller and fewer families owned more than one car. For years, residents have suggested the city improve the intersection to reduce wait times. While previous administrations have considered improvements, your current city council is taking action. Following a study from an engineering firm and public consultations, the City of Côte Saint-Luc will be reconfiguring the Cavendish / Fleet intersection  beginning October 20. When complete, motorists wishing to turn left from Cavendish Blvd. to Fleet Rd. will be able to do so from two dedicated left-turning lanes

This is something which will benefit all citizens, but certainly those living West of Cavendish in District 2. During rush hour in the morning and particularly at the Bialik morning dropoff, traffic is backed up significantly on KIldare Road. Because the extra left-turning lane will  reduce wait times for vehicles turning left onto Fleet Rd and Iimprove the flow of traffic on Cavendish Blvd it should consequently make things flow much better from Kildare.
Lanes will be reduced starting on October 20. This will cause a slowdown in traffic, which will last approximately three weeks. In phase 1, we will break parts of the concrete medians in the area and repave parts of the street. Once we are confident the new configuration is successful, we will complete the project in phase 2, in which we will beautify the green spaces and add permanent barriers in spots. The entire project should be complete by mid December. During the construction period, please try to avoid the construction zone during the morning rush hour, if possible. You might even consider using the Westminster Ave. underpass to leave Côte Saint-Luc in the morning.
If you spot any problems during the construction period, please leave a message at 514-485-6800 ext. 1501 or use the feedback form at the Côte Saint-Luc website at

See the map below as well.


Happy Birthday Ken Lerner

KenLernerbday A happy 44th birthday to Ken Lerner, the city manager for Côte Saint-Luc and a resident of District  2. Since assuming the duties as our de facto CEO, Ken has run the city like a business. Bravo Ken! Ken is pictured above with myself at the left and Mayor Anthony Housefather at the right.

Police and Public Security Chiefs Confirmed for Nov. 19 District Meeting

I am pleased to announce that my next District meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 19 (7 p.m.) at City Hall. The focus will be on public safety, with very special guests Commander Sylvain Bissonnette from Police Station 9 and Côte Saint-Luc Public Security Chief Michel Martel. Please mark down this date. For constituents of District 2, this will be an excellent opportunity to ask questions and get to know the two men who maintain law and order in our community.