Highlights of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough council meeting held June 25, 2019
July 17, 2019
$22,000 for the tenth NDG Arts Week
The borough is providing a $22,000 grant to the organization Notre-Dame-des-Arts to support the programming for NDG Arts Week, which will take place from August 19 to 25, 2019. Through this support, the borough is helping to ensure that this event will continue to promote and share our local cultural vitality.
NDG Arts Week, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, aims to showcase local talent and allow everyone to enjoy new perspectives on culture. Whether you prefer theatre or visual arts, you are sure to find something that speaks to you.
In bolstering the success of this event, the borough is applying the principles of the Ville de Montréal's 2017-2022 Cultural Development Policy.
A mural to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the OMHM
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Office municipal d'habitation de Montréal (OMHM) and highlight its contribution to the availability of social and affordable housing, the borough has given the green light to the creation of a mural on the wall of the Coopérative d'habitation Bourret located in Côte-des-Neiges.
In addition, the borough is providing $20,000 in financial assistance to the non-profit organization MU. Artist Cécile Gariépy, who is a member of the organization and is responsible for the creation of the mural, will work with a team of assistant muralists to beautify this giant canvas, located at 5820 Boulevard Décarie.
An improved cycling network in the borough!
The borough will make the most of its expertise when it comes to the planning, study, design and implementation of bike routes throughout CDN-NDG. The goal of these actions is to better integrate existing and future cycling networks in the two main districts of the borough, Côte-des-Neiges and Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.
Our technical department will explore opportunities and examine best practices for the following areas: • Chemin Upper Lachine between Boulevard Décarie and Boulevard Grand; • Avenue Isabella between Avenue Macdonald and Rue Lemieux; • Rue Jean-Brillant between Avenue Decelles Avenue and Boulevard Édouard-Montpetit; • Avenue Notre-Dame-de-Grâce; and • Boulevard Grand.
In addition to encouraging active transportation, these improvements will ensure better visibility of cyclists by other road users, which will increase their safety.
Circulation near schools: Work to improve safety will take place during the summer
To enhance safety near schools, the borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce will oversee the design, implementation and monitoring of redevelopment work for five intersections by the end of fall 2019.
The intersections of concern are: • Avenue Coronation and Avenue Chester; • Avenue Dupuis and Rue Légaré; • Avenue Dupuis and Rue Lavoie; • Avenue Old Orchard and Chemin Upper Lachine; • Chemin Hudson and Rue Goyer.
By adding curb extensions, the borough intends to increase the visibility of pedestrians at intersections around schools and encourage motorists to adapt their driving and slow down. These improvements will also contribute to the greening of our neighbourhoods and reduce heat islands.
Placette Côte-des-Neiges: the public square returns for the summer!
From July 15 to September 2, 2019, the borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce invites you to enjoy beautiful summer days at the Placette Côtes-des-Neiges.
For the occasion, this ramp of Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges will be made pedestrian-only and, along with the adjacent grassy area, it will be enhanced with street furniture. The commercial development corporation Expérience CDN and its member merchants will organize the site's activities. The lane will be reopened to traffic on Labour Day. Until then, we hope you'll spend some pleasant moments there!
Street furniture and temporary installations: promising pilot projects
The borough has awarded a $52,300 contract to the company Infravert for the construction and installation of street furniture and temporary installations as part of two seasonal street pedestrianization pilot projects.
The first pedestrian area will be created on Rue Jean-Brillant between Avenue Gatineau and Avenue Decelles. From the start of the 2019 academic year until the end of October, the street will be reorganized to facilitate the movement of the thousands of pedestrians who use the corridor daily. The street parking spaces on the south side of Rue Jean-Brillant will be temporarily occupied by street furniture, including "parklets," in order to test the installations, survey residents about their needs, and encourage neighbours to get on board.
The second project will take place at Place Guillaume-Couture. The borough wants to turn a few parking spaces into a place where area residents can socialize. In particular, a public swing will be installed.
A pruning contract awarded to Arboriculture de Beauce
The CDN-NDG urban forest has nearly 47,000 trees, and they require more and more interventions to maintain their good health. Of these, about 35% are under Hydro-Québec's overhead power lines. Pruning trees near overhead power lines presents particular issues, since for each pruning operation we plan on one of these trees, a clearance of 3 meters must be respected. This power line clearance work can only be done by companies with a labour agreement with Hydro-Québec.
Through this $76,900 pruning contract, the borough will ensure that the proper clearance between tree branches and Hydro-Québec overhead power lines is safely maintained.