Awards

CSL council and staff organize nice sendoff for former Mayor Housefather

Members of Côte Saint-Luc city council and senior staff held a small reception for former Mayor Anthony Housefather on November 30, only hours before his new chief of staff Bonnie Feigenbaum drove him to the train station so he could head to Ottawa and begin life as the Liberal Member of Parliament for Mount Royal.

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A nice sendoff for Anthony.

Anthony served as our mayor for the past 10 years and did an outstanding job. We will miss him terribly, but know that he has landed in a spot he dreamed about for a very long time. Councillor Glenn J. Nashen has stepped in as interim mayor and steered the ship nicely as we head towards tabling our 2016 budget. Dida Berku will assume that role in January as we await for the formal announcement of a by-election for mayor. Councillor Mitchell Brownstein has the support of Anthony and the other six sitting members of council.

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Interim Mayor Nashen was a great emcee.

We wish Anthony the best of luck in Ottawa and know that he will not be a stranger to us for we have very regular interactions with our MP and his staff.

You can watch a tribute video our multi-talented communications guru Darryl Levine produced here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A footnote to this story as Anthony co-organized a Chanukah Lighting ceremony in Ottawa, attended by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, NDP leader Tom Mulcair, Conservative MP Lisa Raitt and many others. The link is  here. and embedded below.

 

 


Another successful Maisons Fleuries competition

Côte Saint-Luc City  Council recently presided over another impressive Maisons Fleuries Awards Ceremony, held at the Aquatic and Community Centre. This honours residents who beautify their gardens.

It is a pleasure to walk, bike or drive through the streets of Côte Saint-Luc and see the beautiful gardens that adorn our city during the summer months. The efforts made by many residents to maintain their lawns, tend to their gardens and landscape their flower beds in a creative and unique fashion beautifies our community and is tremendously appreciated.

Councillors Mitchell Brownstein and Allan J. Levine co-chaired this year`s competition and served as emcees for the ceremony. A big thanks to our staff at Parks and Recreation for their hard work, notably Laura Trihas and Cornelia Ziga. Director of Public Affairs and Communications Darryl Levine put together a great video slide show and Rami Negev did his usual top-notch job taking photos. Judges  assessed front gardens according to the cleanliness of the property, the appearance of plants and flowers and general landscaping.

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District 2 resident Frank Palucci from Ilan Ramon Crescent receives his award from council.

Here is a list of the 2015 winners, with District 2 recipients in bold.

We added a nice treat for our guests this year. A silent magic show from Max and Maxine, Max being my old friend Jonathan Levey whom I had not seen perform in many years.   His Silent-Comedy Magic show was a sure-fire hit. He brought people on stage from the audience, including Councillor Dida Berku who kept sipping from a cup of milk only to see Max  empty the contents from her nose and ears. Check out his website here to book him for your occasion.

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Councillor Dida Berku performs with Max.

 

 


First D'Arcy McGee Citizenship Medals go to three worthy recipients

As beautifully reported by Councillor Glenn J. Nashen on his blog, Member of the Quebec National Assembly, David Birnbaum, inaugurated the D’Arcy McGee Citizenship Medals on Monday evening, June 22 in Ashkelon Gardens at Côte Saint-Luc City Hall.

I have taken the liberty of sharing Glenn's report.

The first three inductees were selected by a blue ribbon panel of three former MNAs for D’Arcy McGee riding: Dr. Victor Goldbloom, Justice Herbert Marx and Lawrence Bergman. All three served as ministers in previous Quebec Liberal governments. The dedicated Bureau Chief of the riding office, Elisabeth Prass, served as emcee.

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Janine, Valerie and Justin from the library join Mayor Housefather, David Birnbaum and myself in congratulating Paul Shuster.<

Medal recipients were Paula Brauer Shuster, Samuel Gewurz and Barbara Seal.

Paula Brauer Shuster is a retired teacher who now serves as a volunteer library ambassador in Côte Saint-Luc, offering community input on library programs and serving as driver in the home delivery program to those who are home-bound. She is always involved in book sales, the annual city tomato plant giveaway and Canada Day celebrations. Paula serves lunch at B’nai B’rith House and volunteers for the Pharmaprix Weekend to End Women’s Cancers. Library Director, Janine West, noted in nominating Paula: “Her willingness to help and selfless spirit have made her a very beloved member of the Cote Saint-Luc library family.”

Barbara Seal is a former citizenship court judge, Hampstead Town Councillor and director of the Segal Centre for Performing Arts. She’s the National President of the Canadian friends of Tel Aviv University and a director of the McGill School for Continuing Studies. In her long professional and volunteer career, Barbara has been chair or director of more than 40 community, educational, cultural and health support organizations. She has lectured widely, has been a lifelong learner, and the recipient of a myriad of citations and awards. She continues to conduct the annual Canada Day Citizenship Ceremony in Cote Saint-Luc.

 

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Birnbaum, Herbert Marx, Barbara Seal, Sam Gewurz, Dr. Victor Goldbloom and Lawrence Bergman.

Samuel Gewurz is a commercial and industrial real estate developer who has given back to his community throughout his life. He has been recognized with awards for his impact on urbanism in Quebec and for his leadership initiatives to promote staying in school, heritage properties and sustainable development. Sam has been a volunteer advocate and supporter of MADA, which provides groceries and prepared meals for thousands fighting poverty, Hebrew Academy and Canadian Friends of Bar Ilan University, among others. MADA director Rabbi Chaim S. Cohen noted in supporting Sam’s nomination: “We are continuously honoured and awed by his care to MADA and the community. He’s a true leader, paving the path of goodness and kindness in our community.”

Music was provided by the local, talented and energetic high school band, Les jeunes musiciens de l’Ecole secondaire St-Luc.

Mr. Birnbaum introduced the medal presentation as a unique and meaningful manner in celebrating the deep involvement and active participation of the citizens of D’Arcy McGee.  


Mayor Housefather wins Mount Royal Liberal nomination

Last March Côte Saint-Luc Mayor Anthony Housefather stood before a group of supporters at the Quartier Cavendish and announced that he planned to seek the Federal Liberal nomination in the riding of Mount Royal. He did so  with the knowledge that incumbent Irwin Cotler would not be seeking a  new mandate when the next election is held, likely next October.

From that point on Anthony developed a machine, signed up about 3,000 members and waited for news when the party would call a nomination meeting. Last summer Jonathan Goldbloom, a highly respected and successful public relations professional, threw his hat in the ring. The  race was on.

The much anticipated nomination day arrived on Sunday, November 30. Voting took place simultaneously at the Côte Saint-Luc Aquatic and Community Centre and the Côte des Neiges Community Centre. In the end, Anthony prevailed by a substantial margin.There were 1,948 votes cast and 20 ballots rejected.

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Members of council, Sidney Margles and Matthew Erdelyi celebrate with the mayor.

I have had the privilege of serving on Mayor Housefather’s council for nine years now so I know what he is capable of. Becoming the next MP for Mount Royal has been a dream of  his. Now he is one step closer, but recognizing that the Conservative Party of candidate will represent a formidable opposition be it Robert Libman or Beryl Wajsman, the two declared candidates for that party’s nomination.

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Jonathan Goldbloom, Irwin Cotler and Anthony Housefather.

Goldbloom was gracious in defeat. He lauded the fact that some 4,500 people signed up as Liberal Party members for this nomination and urged everyone to get behind Anthony for the next election.

Goldbloom deserves a lot of credit for showing the courage to run against such a star candidate like Anthony.

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People line up to vote.

Anthony, who never once took this victory as a certainty, thanked his tireless campaign manager Sidney Margles, chief organizer Councillor Mitchell Brownstein, his parents and endless list of campaign workers. He made special mention of people like Mark and Bonnie Merson and others like them who delayed their departures to Florida in order to be part of the nomination day team.

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Anthony remains our mayor and will stay in office until after the next federal election.

You can also see Councillor  Glenn J. Nashen's blog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2014 Maisons Fleuries Contest winners "flowered" with awards

I was pleased to co-chair  with Councillor Allan J. Levine this year’s Maisons Fleuries Contest, which recognizes the superb floral arrangements at homes, condominiums, apartments and business complexes. Whereas pre-registration was required in the past to qualify for  an award, this year  everyone who planted something was eligible as our judges fanned across the city to evaluate.

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Kevin Shustack and Anisa Cameron.

On Monday, November 3, the Mayor and Council hosted the annual Awards ceremony at the Aquatic and Community Centre. In order to jazz things up, we welcomed the Gravy on the Side Variety Hour with Anisa Cameron, Kevin Shustack and Brandon Schwartz. This group, an offshoot of the Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society, performs on occasional Saturday evenings at City Hall. For the purpose of the Awards ceremony  they came up with a funny shtick in which Anisa and Kevin told made some  lighthearted jokes about CSL, the councillors and our districts while Brandon played the  keyboard. The recurring theme was “We are the Champions.”

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George displays his beautiful painting made especially for our ceremony.

The room was beautifully decorated thanks to the talents of  George Deligeorge, who created an enormous masterpiece banner especially for Maison Fleuries which required countless hours of work and dedication. This is George’s 30th year as an arts teacher in the city and the room was also dotted with works from his students. George’s students stay with him for years, bringing their children and sometimes their grandchildren. In some classes, his students have represented three generations. Many speak of George's "kindness know-how and patience,” and that his classes provide a safe yet exciting space where they can evolve as painters and sculptors.

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Louise Ferland is thanked by Mayor Housefather.

We recognized George and  Louise Ferland, who was on the committee that created Maisons Fleuries 30 years ago. She has been an outstanding asset to this event and production. Although Louise although retired from the city, she  remains extremely active within this event and spent countless hours revising all of the plans and judging for the contest. Louise and her partner Sammy Pinsky were judges this year along with Joan and Bernie King, Roslyn Guttman, Bonnie Nobel, Linda Maislin, David Guttman, Sandra Segal, Alice Schwarcz, Roz Kasner, Mark Bessner and our team of Volunteer Citizens on Patrol. 

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Co-Chair Allan J. Levine joins me in thanking Tony Ciavattella of Les Entreprises Canbec.

The event’s sponsors were also acknowledged:  Les Entreprises Canbec Construction, represented by  Tony Ciavattella and CMS  Entrepreneur Generaux Incorporé  

We had the following categories this year: apartment / condo; seniors buildings;   commercial and public buildings;  churches / hospitals / synagogues; townhouses;  single family and semi-detached dwellings; and duplexes;

Among the winners in District 2 were

Condominium and Apartment and Category

Le Rothchild I  at 6500 Mackle Rd

Seniors Residence Category

Third place: Manoire Montefiore  at 5885 Cavendish Blvd

Commercial and Public Building Category

Third place:  Quartier Cavendish

I handed out the first prize to Karina Pinsonneault of Canada Trust at 5500 Côte Saint-Luc Road.

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Karina Pinsonneault

Overall Courtyard Townhouses

Second Place: Mike and Bluma Litvack  from Cambridge Courts on Mackle Road

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Mike and Bluma Litvack.

First Place Tie: Sandy and Bob Lubarsky and their neighbours Jason and Carol Balinsky from Cambridge Courts on Mackle Road

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Bob and Sandy Lubarsky.

Single Family & Semi-Detached Homes:

Second  Place, 5777 Ilan Ramon Crescent and

First Place,  5794 Ilan Ramon Crescent

A big thanks to Director of Parks and Recreation David Taveroff, lead staff persons on the event Cornelia Ziga and Laura Trihas, photographer Rami Negev and our technical guru Maurizio Giobbi.

 


Honouring our Volunteers

I have always been a big believer in recognizing volunteers and in the City of Côte Saint-Luc we have a large and devoted group of individuals who make our various programs run smoothly and effectively.

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Mayor Housefather and Kayla Segal.

On November 1 we held a Volunteer Recognition Evening in our gymnasium on Parkhaven Avenue, nicely spruced up for the occasion. Councillors Ruth Kovac and Mitchell Brownstein co-chaired the  event and hats off to our  wonderful Parks and Recreation and Communications and Public Affairs Departments for all of the hard work they did to make this happen.

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Dancing the night away.

With nice background music and the names of every single volunteer being flashed on two screens, guests filed in the room and were greeted by Mayor Anthony Housefather and members of council. There was a light buffet and a chance for people to enjoy some nice conversation at their tables before the highlight of the evening, the awards presentations.

Here were the winners

The William E. Kesler Memorial Trophy recognizes a volunteer for their exceptional contribution to the Côte Saint-Luc Parks and Recreation special events programs went to Irving Schok, who helps organize the annual Valentine’s Day Dance and countless other activities.

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Irving was "Schoked" by the award.

The Royal Canadian Legion Brigadier Frederick Kisch Branch 97 Award recognizes the Youth Volunteer of the Year and a leader of tomorrow for outstanding efforts in making a difference in Côte Saint-Luc. It went to  Alexandra Cohen, who as a member of the Côte Saint-Luc Cats Committee, Alexandra produced a nationally recognized  film interviewing professionals and volunteers about homeless cats and about the Côte Saint-Luc Trap, Neuter, Release/Adopt Program.  

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Alexandra Cohen

The Socio-Cultural Award recognizes a volunteer for their exceptional contribution to socio-cultural programs in Côte Saint-Luc. It went to Shayamera Navaratnam, who helps out at the Reading Buddy Program.

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Shayamera Navaratnam

The Special Recognition Award went to Sid Rath, who wears many hat at the CSL Tennis Club.

The Special Recognition Award went to devoted Volunteer Citizens on Patrol (vCOP) member Lewis Cohen.

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Lewis Cohen

The Hazel Lipes Award recognizes a volunteer for their exceptional contribution to the Community Services Programs. The winner was Paula Shuster, a devoted ambassador for   the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library.

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Paula Shuster

The EMS Award  (Excellence in Operations), went to Robert Rousseau. 

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Robert Rousseau

The EMS Award  (Excellence in Training), went to Jasmit Heera.

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Jasmit Heera.

The vCOP Award went to Elaine Meunier.

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Elaine Meunier

 The Sports Award recognizes a volunteer for exceptional contributions to the community sports programs went to coach Ron Aberback.

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Ron Aberback

The Stewart Mankofsky Memorial Award, presented to the athlete and volunteer who best exemplifies the qualities of dedication, sportsmanship, and love of competition, went  to swimmer and swim coach Alexandre Grant.

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Alexandre Grant

The Volunteer of the Year – (Aquatics Program)  went to Laurence Orefice.

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Laurence Orefice

The Ambassador of the Year went to Amos Sochaczesvki, who has a longstanding history of involvement in community affairs, dating back to the years he spent as  a member of the Côte Saint-Luc Community Leisure Council and as a volunteer in the city's various sports programs. In 1986 he purchased The Suburban Newspaper. His pride in joy is the  The Jewish Unity Partnership, an  organization he established to coordinate the annual Israel Anniversary Rally which attracts up to 10,000 people each spring. Amos not only heads the committee, he funds the entire event.   

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Amos Sochaczevski

The Edward J. Kirwan Award for the Volunteer of the Year who made an exceptional contribution to the community Parks and  Recreation Program went to Victor Waisgrus, a tireless worker in the minor hockey program.

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Victor Waisgrus

The Lifetime Achievement went to ageless 90 something year old Jack Budovitch who never stops working, be it for the local Legion, the Senior Men’s Club or Combined Jewish Appeal.

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Jack Budovitch

“When we were in school, we were taught that every narrative had to have the five  w 's – who, what,  when, where and why??” stated Councillor Kovac. “Who are they? The five year old who sees a sad child in the classroom and goes over to befriend them..and volunteers their compassion, the senior who drives people to their doctor, those who deliver meals, the parents who coach hockey baseball soccer, the vcops who patrol the streets and the teens who visit seniors. They are everyone.  What do they do?  They  read to patients, help someone cross the street, visit the elderly, support new mothers,  teach about the environment at a farmers market  or community garden, save stray animals and  or help raise funds for various needs. They perform musically or act for our entertainment.  They go door to door for political reasons and give their own blood so that others may live!"

Here is a video link about the award winners.

 

 


Dr. Marc Afilalo and Roy Salomon receive Diamond Jubilee Medals in CSL

The City of Côte Saint-Luc presented Dr. Marc Afilalo and Roy Salomon with Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals at the start of the council meeting on February 11.

Dr. Marc Afilalo was nominated for this award for his contribution in the field of emergency medicine. Chief of the Emergency  Department at the Jewish General Hospital for the past 27 years, Dr.  Afilalo has become a reference in the field of overcrowding, use and  misuse of the Emergency Department, acute asthma management, pain  control, treatment of unstable angina and myocardial infarct. He is also largely credited for the recognition and development of emergency  medicine as a specialty in Quebec.

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Roy Salomon was nominated for his long time involvement with  Maccabi Canada, from player to eight-term president of the organization. Mr. Salomon has received numerous awards for his volunteer contribution to the sports community. He is this year’s Honourary Co-President of
the Maccabiah Games in Israel. He has also been Vice-President and Honourary President of the YM-YWHA, received the Norah and Joe Rubin Leadership Award for 50 years of involvement with the organization, and  is a 2001 recipient of the prestigious Yakir Maccabi Award. In 1995, he  was inducted to the Montreal Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

I have personally known Roy most of my life and a finer gentleman you will not find. On April 14 he will be the honouree at the prestigious annual Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors Foundation Sports Celebrity Breakfast.

“We are proud that these two deserving individuals are Côte Saint-Luc residents,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said. “They are both  uncontestedly leaders in their respective fields who have realized  significant contributions and achievements.”

Côte Saint-Luc also acknowledged  Councillor Dida Berku, who  received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her community service and her initiatives in helping preserve the  natural environment. Councillor Berku was nominated for this medal by  Senator Judith Seidman.

“I’ve known Dida since 1994 and she is a worthy recipient of this  medal,” said Mayor Anthony Housefather. “It is rare to find someone who  combines the precision of an attorney, the political smarts of an  elected representative, and the passion of an environmentalist.  She is someone whose advice and counsel I rely upon.”

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal was created to mark the  60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne. The medal is intended to honour individuals who have given  selflessly in service of their communities. During the year of  celebrations, 60,000 deserving Canadians will be recognized. Côte  Saint-Luc was invited to nominate two recipients.


Another successful Maisons Fleuries Contest

Each year at this time I look forward to attending our Maisons Fleuries Awards Banquet. This year it was held at the Aquatic and Community Centre for the first time. With music by Edwin Brownwell and Director of Parks and Recreation David Taveroff as emcee, the nice crowd on hand enjoyed the evening.

As Mr. Taveroff stated, "in the summer, our community is ablaze with color as residents tend to their gardens in order to best please our judges. Our City is proud of its residents and is pleased to present these awards in recognition of their efforts."

The  co-chairmen of this years contest were Councillors  Sam Goldbloom and Allan J. Levine. Former Councillor  Harold Greenspon served as honourary chair. Mayor Anthony Housefather and other members of council were on hand.

 Entrants of single family, semi-detached and duplex residences were judged by political districts.  Elite awards were comprised of winners from the various categories who were selected for an award twice in the past three years.   The grand prize was awarded for one property amongst single family, semi-detached and duplex residences.  

Here are the winners, with District 2 recipients in bold:

Apartment/Condominium Buildings

3rd Place
Monteverdi
5500 Borden.

2nd Place
Le Bristel
Marcia Reim
6030 Cavendish Blvd.

1st Place
La Marquise
5845 Marc Chagall

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Marcia Reim of the Bristel and Mike Cuplowsky of La Marquise with me.

Senior Residence Category 

3rd Place
Manoir Montefiore
5885 Cavendish Blvd.

2nd Place
B’Nai Brith House
8000 Côte Saint-Luc Road

1st Place
Le Waldorf
7400 Côte Saint-Luc Rd.

Commercial Building

Jack Vincelli Nursery and Garden Center
5803 Westminster Ave.

Public Building Category

Beth Israel Congregation
6800 Mackle Rd.

 Single Family, Semi-Detached and Duplex Homes  in District 2   

1st Place
Daniel Cohen
5786 Ilan Ramon

Single Family, Semi-Detached and Duplex Homes in District 3 

 
3rd Place
Bernie Bratz
5508 Westbourne

2nd Place
Adriano Obiacoro
5613 Alpine

1st Place
Hanne Cohen
6505 Kay Road

Single Family, Semi-Detached and Duplex Homes  in District 4 

3rd Place
Franco Panarello
7509 Baily Rd.

2nd Place
Farahnaz G. Biregani
5518 Hudson Avenue

1st Place
Giovannina Fucito
5528 Hudson Avenue

Single Family, Semi-Detached and Duplex Homes  in District 5A 

3rd Place
Gloria Lewis
5602 Rand Avenue

2nd Place
Tony Pitarelli
5639 Hudson Ave

1st Place
Rob Panarello
5702 Rand Avenue

 Single Family, Semi-Detached and Duplex Homes in District 5B

3rd Place
Giovanni Canci
5602 Wolseley Avenue

2nd Place
Syd Knecht
5708 Wolseley Avenue

1st Place
Irene Darrell
5710 Wentworth


Single Family, Semi-Detached and Duplex homes in district 6 

3rd Place
Eric and Joann Goldapple
5763 Einstein Avenue

2nd Place
Lucie Bendahan
5616 Parkhaven Avenue

1st Place
Leah Benedek
5660 Parkhaven Avenue

 Single Family, Semi-Detached and Duplex homes in District 7 

3rd Place
Adele Tevel
5616 Sabin Avenue

2nd Place
Howard Rossdeutscher
5641 Place Yad-Mordechai

1st Place
D. Sylvain and Lucie Chemtob
6885 Banting

 Single Family, Semi-Detached and Duplex homes in District 8  

2nd Place
Arthur Rizzo
6056 Krieghoff Rd.

1st Place
Dr. Irving Burstein
6044 Krieghoff Rd.

 Elite categories.  

3rd Place
Le Bellagio
5840 Marc-Chagall

2nd Place
Mackle Manor
6635 Mackle Rd.

1st Place
Le Rothchild
6500 Mackle Rd.

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Sam Goldbloom and I congratulate Sandra Segal of Le Rothchild.

Elite Single Family and Semi-Detached Homes Category

3rd Place
Marcella Ciambella
630 Westluke Ave

2nd Place
Rose Sacks
5793 Einstein Ave.

1st Place
Mario Polisena
5777 Rand Avenue

 Elite Duplex Category

3rd Place
Carlo Palucci
7388 Kildare Road

2nd Place
 Remo and Linda D’Alesio
6641 Baily Road

1st Place
Tony and Mario Alfonso
6647 Baily Rd

Elite Townshouses 

3rd Place
Angéline Lawrence
5681 Merrimac Road

2nd Place
Dr. Laurentia de Vreeze
6051 Cavendish Boulevard

1st Place
Susie and Harvey Schwartz
6043 Cavendish Boulevard

This year the sponsors of the Maisons Fleuries Contest were
Canbec Inc., CMS Entrepreneurs Inc. and Jack Vincelli Inc.

Maison Fleuries Volunteer Judges
• Sam and Louise Pinsky
• Joan and Bernie King
• Alison and Howard Modlin
•  Sam Wigdor
• Josée Beaudoin
• Samantha Laroque
• Yasmeen Abughaida

Maisons Fleuries Committee Members:
• Chairmen : City Councillors Allan J. Levine and Councillor Sam Goldbloom
• David Taveroff,  Director -  Parks & Recreation
• Danka Janosz, Manager of Leisure and Community Services
• Ryan Nemeroff, Section Manager-Adults and Seniors Leisure Services
• René Lapointe, Horticulture Foreman, Public Works
• Rami Negev - Photographer

 
2012 Grand Prize Category  
SINGLE FAMILY AND SEMI-DETACHED HOMES CATEGORY

Giovannina Fucito
5528 Hudson Avenue


Maisons Fleuries contest features District 2 winners

The annual Maisons Fleuries Contest Awards presentation took place at City Hall on October 24, showcasing some of the beautiful work being done by our homeowners , be it in single family dwellings, town houses, duplexes or highrises.

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Councillors Sam Goldbloom, Allan J. Levine (left) and former councillor Harold Greenspon co-chaired the event, with our Parks and Recreation Department doing their usual excellent job coordinating a classy  affair. Noted classical  pianist Edwin Brownell was back to entertain the audience with his excellent background music. Edwin provides a certain “zip” to this event, especially as the winners walk towards the stage.

Some of the District 2 winners included:


In the apartment/condominium category, Le Hermitage (5700 Rembrandt Ave.) and Le MikeMartinRothFleuries Rothchild I (6500 Mackle Road) came in third and second place respectively (see photo at the right) while Le Bristol (6030 Cavendish Blvd) from District 8 (see the bottom) came in first; in the single family and semi-detached homes for District 2, Daniel Cohen (below) of 5786 Ilan Ramon came in third place; in the elite category for duplexes and town houses, Angeline Lawrence of 5681 Merrimac Road came in third position.

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Edwin Brownell in action.

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Le Bristel was represented by Marcia   Reim at the ceremony.