Lawn Watering Restriction Notice - IN EFFECT

Starting on July 7

Montréal would like to advise residents whose drinking water comes from the Pierrefonds drinking water plant, which includes residents of Pierrefonds-Roxboro, L’Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue and Senneville, that a lawn watering restriction notice has come into effect today, July 7, and will remain in effect until further notice. 

This notice was issued due to repair work at the plant, the consumption of drinking water recorded over the past few days and the current heat wave.

At present, consumption of drinking water is reaching the plant’s maximum capacity, primarily due to pool filling and the use of sprinklers and hoses to water lawns. Small gestures, such as using a watering can to water your plants, will ensure the supply is continuous and reliable over the next few days.

Repair work at the Pierrefonds plant aims to complete modernization of the plant and boost its capacity for summer 2020.


Montréal thanks residents for their understanding and cooperation.


Complete closure of the eastern lane on Ch. Sainte-Marie

June 17 to the end of August

As of Wednesday, June 17, there will be a complete closure of the eastern lane on ch. Ste-Marie (between Morgan and the eastern limit of the City) for REM works.

Work is expected to be completed by the end of August.

Detour sings will be installed during the closure. See the photos below.

More details on the REM website.


Work on the Upstream Jetty of Parks Canada

Mid-May to November 2020

Parks Canada wishes to inform the public that major work will occur this year to the upstream jetty at the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal National Historic Site. The jetty was closed following the severely damaging floods of 2017 and will undergo significant rehabilitation work. The planned work will be carried out from approximately mid-May, to November 2020.

Parks Canada’s efforts include repairing sections of the jetty’s walls, installing structural concrete slabs, curbs and guardrails, building pedestrian trails and installing new lampposts. The jetty’s surface will also be replaced with concrete and wood inserts, as these materials are more resistant to spring freshets and flooding.

Parks Canada’s visitor services, including reception, information, lockage and mooring, are currently suspended until further notice in an effort to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). However, additional temporary closures of the affected areas will be required throughout the duration of this work. Once the navigation season has reopened, access will be maintained for boaters, although the work may cause occasional disruptions. Noise and dust are also anticipated, as is the transportation of materials in the evenings and at night.

Public safety is a priority for Parks Canada. As such, work sites will be clearly identified and secured and visitors are asked to be patient, exercise caution and respect the temporary signage. Throughout the work, Parks Canada will work closely with its partners to minimize the impact on all users. Rest assured that the work is planned in a way to ensure minimal inconveniences.

As a result of completing this federal infrastructure project, $14 million will have been invested over the last five years to protect this valued site and to ensure safe, high-quality visitor experiences.

For more information, visit


REM Preparatory Work

Date : Fall 2019 to Summer 2022
Where : North of Highway 40

Nature of work :
NouvLR, the consortium in charge of building the Réseau express métropolitain (REM), will procede to construction work in Saint-Anne-de-Bellevue from Fall 2019 to Summer 2022.

For more information on the construction of the REM in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, visit

In Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue and the West Island, work will be carried out according to the following schedule*:

Planned schedule Work
Fall 2019 to spring 2020 Construction of the elevated track superstructure (pile driving)
Spring 2020 Construction of reinforced earth walls
Spring 2020 to fall 2020 Construction of the elevated track superstructure (columns)
Fall 2020 Beginning of construction of the station
Spring 2021 to fall 2021 Construction of the elevated track superstructure (installation of segmented beams)
Summer 2022 Restoration and final landscaping work

*The current sequence is subject to change without notice.

The announcement of the transitional strategy for users of the Deux-Montagnes and Mascouche train lines was released on February 28th 2019. 

REM website :


Datasheets for all sectors 


Environmental mitigation measures :

The REM project aims to integrate harmoniously with its immediate surroundings, which is why more than 85% of the work will be carried out on public domain, on existing road and railway rights-of-way. At the same time, however, some brush clearing and deforestation work will be realized in two sequences, before March 1st and after August 15th, which are necessary so the REM rail infrastructure, stations and access roads can be constructed. In the next few weeks, branch removal and tree and shrub cutting will take place in your sector.

Mitigation measures :

  • Work will be performed outside the nesting season (March 1st to August 15th)
  • These activities will be supervised and coordinated by our environmental experts, and will follow industry best practices and applicable standards and regulations;
  • At-risk plant species and trees will be relocated;
  • Through a reforestation program, the same number of trees that were cut in temporary construction zones will be replanted, and an additional 10% will be planted in the municipal territory or borough where the trees were cut.

The image below shows the sectors where site cleanup work is required :