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August 2013

Meet and greet with local residents proves successful

Mayor Anthony Housefather and I held a meet and greet at City Hall on August 19 for some of the newest residents of Côte Saint-Luc and District 2, more specifically those who now live at Les Cours Marc Chagall and the Quartier Cavendish Centrepoint development.

Les Cours Marc Chagall is a 21 unit town house complex in which co-owners began moving in last fall. The land was originally zoned for a strip mall, but I was active with our mayor in working with council to rezone it residential. Homes at the Quartier Cavendish are taking shape and we will have a gorgeous development in place before long.

Les CoursChagall

Last week the mayor and I took a walkabout with city staff and  some residents of Les Cours Marc Chagall to discuss different matters related to their property.

What will become of the land next to Les Cours Marc Chagall? This is a question we get asked frequently. Our longterm plan is to put a park there, possibly even moving Isadore Goldberg Park which is now tucked between two buildings on Sir Walter Scott. In the interim, we want to see the land properly grassed with the idea of at least placing some park benches there.,

The mayor gave residents an excellent overview of what our city has to offer. This was of particular interest to a family of four which recently moved here from Brossard.

We discussed the snow dump, traffic, the Cavendish-KIldare intersection, a planned small commercial establishment next to Beth Chabad, our Aquatic and Community Centre and how to stay on top of the latest available city information. 


The residents from Centrepoint seemed excited about being part of such a new development, which continues to grow in size. One young man is a physician who grew up in Dollard; another a teacher and chazan sheni ( a second cantor) who moved here from Snowdon after growing tired of making the 35 minute walk to his synagogue.  They were elated to be part of our community.

We reminded the residents how accessible we are, by telephone, email or direct contact just like this.

Councillor Glenn J. Nashen joined us for our meeting with the Centrepoint residents. Some of the homes in that complex are in his District 6. In the coming weeks he will be meeting with them. In the meantime, Glenn helped answer a number of questions about traffic and public safety.

Daniel Alon does it again! This time he meets Vincent Lecavalier

Côte Saint-Luc District 2 resident and mega sports  fan Daniel Alon has a knack for meeting pro hockey players. Last September he snapped a shot of himself and Pittsburgh Penguins star defenceman Kris Letang in Côte Saint-Luc.   


On the day of this writing, Daniel was at Golf Town on Sources Boulevard in Dollard des Ormeaux where he had a chance to meet Vincent Lecavalier, the newest member of the Philadelphia Flyers. Lecavalier, of course, is from West Island Ile Bizard. He played his entire NHL career with the Tampa Bay Lightning until they bought his contract out in June. Soon after he signed on with the Flyers, much to the dismay of so many Habs fans who always dreamed of him  suiting up for the Red, White and Blue.


CSL Farmer's Market already a big success

What a start!!

The new Côte Saint-Luc Farmers’ Market made its debut on August 4 and will take place  over the next six Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park. Day one was an unequivocal success, with a very large turnout.

Farmer's Market

“When we asked for feedback on launching a farmers’ market last February, the response on social media was huge and positive,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said. “The farmers’ market is one element of our new urban agriculture initiative. Thank you to City Manager Tanya Abramovitch and her team for putting this together.”

The farmers’ market will continue through September 15  at the Confederation Annex, which is a covered structure at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park (corner Mackle and Einstein). The market will take place rain or shine. People can buy fresh and local produce including and organic fruits and vegetables. There are also handmade soaps, natural cosmetics, artisan gifts, honey, maple syrup and more. Kosher goods are also available. 

“We see each week of the farmers’ market as a unique event with different themes, activities for kids, and some different foods,” said Councillor Ruth Kovac, the council member responsible for the farmers’ market. “The goal is make people want to come back week after week.”

The activities for kids include face painting, a kids’ mini market, a game area, photo face stand-in cut outs and more. There will also be yoga and zumba classes, honey tasting, jam tasting, corn roast, taffy on snow, seasonal cooking workshops, container gardening workshop and more.

Here is a great video by our talented Director of Public Affairs and Communications Darryl Levine.