Public Works

Underground aqueduct work on Kildare begins

The City of Côte Saint-Luc is investing $426,000 to replace the underground aqueduct on Kildare Road. between Rembrandt Ave. and Merrimac Road and to repave that stretch of  the street. The work has begun and will  last until approximately August 15, 2010.   A formal letter will be sent to all affected residents shortly.

Pipe replacement and road reconstruction

Normally, Côte Saint-Luc would reline the pipes to prevent leaks, which is a less invasive procedure. However, the state of the pipes under Kildare Rd. requires them to be replaced, which is why we need to open up the road surface. While this will cause traffic on this stretch of road to be disrupted, the work is necessary. Once the work is complete, the pipes should not need to be repaired or replaced for approximately 50 years.  At the same time we will also be reconstructing the road once the pipes have been replaced. The road surface has been damaged due to prior water breaks and while it has been patched the time has come for proper resurfacing.


A temporary above-ground water network has been nstalled to provide water as well as to offer fire protection to buildings and townhouses along Kildare Rd. A specialized firm, Canbec, has been hired to carry out the repairs, and our own Engineering Department will supervise and confirm the quality of the work. Please note that that an employee from Canbec and/or its sub-contractor Colmatec, duly authorized by the city, may have to visit your building or townhouse to check your water connection. Canbec will also distribute additional information directly to  your home.

If you have questions or comments about these repairs, you may call the following numbers:

• Weekdays between 7am and 4pm: Côte Saint-Luc Engineering Department, 514-485-6800 ext. 1501, or, for general inquiries.
• After hours (emergencies): Côte Saint-Luc Public Security Department: 514-485-6960.
• At any time (day or night): Colmatec, 450-973-3366 or 514-712-1640.
• Côte Saint-Luc information line regarding water work: 514-485-6800 ext. 5500.

Today, June 28, there were two water breaks on Kildare Rd. which forced  water to be shut off. Fortunately the damage was repaired quickly. Those affected are recommended to boil their drinking water for 48 hours. Stay tuned to for more details.

Another successful Spring Fair in CSL

The third annual Côte Saint-Luc Spring Fair  took place on Sunday, May 16 at and around Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park on Mackle Rd. And the weather could not have been nicer.

The Spring Fair included the Mega Garage Sale, Public Safety Day, the Public Works Carnival, and Eco-Action Day.SpringFairPublic safety

The Mega Garage Sale took  place at the covered Confederation Annex building at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park and featured  people selling items at 60 tables. To  the right UI share a moment with Police Station 9 Commander Sylvain Bissonnette, Public safety Director Jordy Reichson and Public Security Manager Michel Martel.

Public Safety Day took place at the parking lot of Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park and featured emergency vehicles for kids to climb into. Kids and adults were also  able to speak to police officers, fire fighters, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) lifesavers, and other members of the safety services. The Montreal police  verified car seat installations and bicycle helmets. Also, the blood service agency Héma Quebec had a a booth for people to check their blood type. There were even some old street signs for sale.  Below I am trying to coax former Sir Walter Scott Avenue resident Arlene Smilovitch to buy this one.SpringFairArlene Smilovitch

The Public Works Carnival took place next to the Public Works Building  and featured barbecue food, inflatable games for kids, arts and crafts, and more. Donations were accepted for the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation.

EcoAction Day took place next to the Public Works Building. Visitors  learned about recycling and curb-side compost collection, and receive free garden compost. Kids  learned about composting and how to make a zero-waste lunch.

Below, Councillor Glenn J. Nashen and family.


Kildare Road pipe to be replaced

Since January 15, 2009 there has been four breaks of the aqueduct on Kildare Road, between Rembrandt and Merrimac. In conversations with the mayor and our department of Public Works, I insisted that something be done to rectify the situation. At the February 9, 2009 council meeting I moved a resolution which modifies the work schedule as per our infrastructure program for this year and now includes the replacement of 200 meters of eight inch pipe at a cost of $240,000. In order to get this on the "urgency list" we had to postpone planned work on Merton Road, between Borden and Pinedale. I would like to thank the mayor and council for supporting this initiative. Residents of Rembrandt and Ilan Ramon in particular have been greatly inconvenienced by these breaks, not to mention all motorists travelling down Kildare Road. This work will likely be done in the spring when the weather is more appropriate.