Ville-Marie Borough Council


VILLE-MARIE BOROUGH COUNCIL


The Ville-Marie borough council, composed of five elected officials, is a deciding authority which areas of expertise are:

  • Housing and urban planning
  • Residual waste removal,
  • Local economical, social and community development,
  • Culture,
  • Leisure,
  • Parks,
  • Road maintenance,
  • Accommodation,
  • Human resources,
  • Fire safety and prevention,
  • Non-tax pricing,
  • Fiscal management.

During its public meetings, the Ville-Marie borough council informs the citizens besides receiving their requests and comments.

Citizens can ask their questions to the council members if they want to. To do so, they need to register on site between 6:15 and 6:45 p.m. The meetings begin at 7:00pm at the following dates and places:

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Salle du conseil
800, de Maisonneuve boul. East, ground floor
Saint-Jacques district

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Salle du conseil 
800, de Maisonneuve boul. East, ground floor
Saint-Jacques district

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Salle du conseil 
800, de Maisonneuve boul. East, ground floor
Saint-Jacques district

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Salle du conseil 
800, de Maisonneuve boul. East, ground floor
Saint-Jacques district

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 
Collège de Montréal, salle L’Ermitage 
3510, ch. de la Côte-des-Neiges
Peter-McGill district

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Salle du conseil 
800, de Maisonneuve boul. East, ground floor
Saint-Jacques district

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Salle du conseil 
800, de Maisonneuve boul. East, ground floor
Saint-Jacques district

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Salle du conseil 
800, de Maisonneuve boul. East, ground floor
Saint-Jacques district

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Maison de la culture Frontenac
2550, Ontario street East

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Salle du conseil 
800, de Maisonneuve boul. East, ground floor
Saint-Jacques district

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Salle du conseil
800, de Maisonneuve boul. East, ground floor
Saint-Jacques district

 * There won’t be any council meeting in January and August 2016. 

Information extracted from the arrondissement de Ville-Marie‘s website.

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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