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Download our membership form by clicking here, fill it out and e-mail it at communications@petermcgill.org.

Why become a member?

There are many challenges for all of us who live, work, study or transit the western end of downtown Montreal called Peter Mc Gill. By coming together to express our concerns, to identify possible solutions and to advocate for action, we can be catalysts for positive change in areas such as:

  • Cleanliness and security Respecting municipal zoning
  • Respect for heritage and the environment
  • Community/cultural activities for residents including access to parks and playgrounds for children
  • Information about community and municipal events and planning
  • Affordable and social housing
  • Sustainable development

As a member you will…

  • Regularly receive information about issues, debates and activities taking place in the district
  • Have the opportunity to participate in work groups on specific topics
  • Have the opportunity to share your concerns and ideas about the district

Who can become a member?

The people who live, study, work, or have a commerce of any kind in the Peter McGill territory as well as the institutions and community organisations that serve the community.

Our four (4) membership categories are :

  • Residents or students in the Peter McGill area
  • Community organisations
  • Institutions
  • People from the business or commercial sector

Recent Posts

The promise of a public primary school in Peter-McGill: Residents and organisations concerned by mixed messages

August 17, 2017 Montreal – Mayor Denis Coderre announced on Monday, as part of his action plan for the Downtown Strategy, that a public primary school will be built on the former Montreal Children’s Hospital site. While the inclusion of a school on the site was one of several recommendations from the Office de consultation publique de Montréal (OCPM), the Mayor’s announcement appears to be premature.

The President of the Commission scolaire de Montréal (CSDM), Catherine Harel-Bourdon, confirmed with Radio-Canada on Tuesday that Quebec government regulation does not allow school boards to rent private property for public schools. This regulation would make it impossible for the CSDM to rent space from Devimco, the developers and owners of the site. The CSDM is currently in conversations with Education Minister Sébastien Proulx to try to change these regulations, but nothing has been confirmed thus far. There are currently 330 children residing in Peter-McGill without access to a public primary school in their own neighbourhood.

This announcement is not the only precarious part of Mayor Coderre’s overly ambitious plan. The City relies too heavily on revenue from private developments and property taxes to fund its activities, inevitably leading to increased densification of the downtown area. As such, the action plan includes expanding the downtown population by 50,000 people before 2030. This disconcerting proposal encourages an influx of people in the downtown core without first addressing longstanding issues affecting the 34,000 residents of Peter-McGill. Residents of the neighbourhood have been deprived of ample green and recreational spaces, outdoor sports facilities, social housing, as well as the aforementioned public primary school for many years.

The Peter-McGill Community Council urges Mayor Denis Coderre to focus first on the issues affecting current residents of downtown before attempting to increase the population further. The Council also implores Minister Sébastien Proulx to work with the CDSM to change current education regulations so that this much needed school can be built.

ABOUT THE PETER-MCGILL COMMUNITY COUNCIL:
Peter-McGill Community Council is a non-profit organisation that brings together people who reside, study or work in the Peter-McGill area, as well as community organisations and institutions that serve them. Its mission is to improve the quality of life in the Peter-McGill district by supporting the development of neighborhood life and promoting citizen participation.
The Community Council has more than 200 members, including 125 residents of the district and 75 organisations and institutions that serve a diversity of residents in the area.

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For further information:
Corey Gulkin, CIP Communications Officer
Peter-McGill Community Council
(514) 755-2305
communicationPIC@petermcgill.org

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