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Where: Village des Tanneries. Cazelais street and 780 St-Remi.

When: June 5, 2010. 1PM until 10 PM

A roster of bands will perform live on stage; a bazaar, a BBQ as well as a group photo exhibit and film screening about Turcot will take place. Local businesses and merchants are contributing food and $700 in prizes. Lucky winners will win supper with the borough mayor Benoit Dorais at restaurant Bitoque, luxury spa treatments, gift certificates as well as hourly door prizes. Proceeds of the $5 raffle tickets sold will help finance 2010 summer projects in the Village des Tanneries.

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The Sud-Ouest Arrondissement will be distributing free flowers and other plants on May 29th. The flowers and plants are distributed on a first-come first-served basis.  Get there early!  All that was left by 9:15 last year was a few shrubs and impatients.   The dogwood that I acquired last year is going strong.

Don’t forget to bring proof that you live in the Arrondiseement (ie. bill statement). This annual event is a great way to meet your neighbours and talk about gardening.

When: Saturday May 29th 2010. Starting at 9 AM…people start lining up around 8:45.

Where:

  • Parc Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier (rue Notre-Dame Ouest)
  • La Coalition de la Petite-Bourgogne (741, rue des Seigneurs)
  • Le Centre Saint-Charles (1055, rue Hibernia)
  • Le Parc Clifford (angle Hadley et Clifford à l’extrémité de la rue Laurendeau).

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From the website of operationmontreal.net (City of Montreal)

“Montréal will be holding a large clean-up operation throughout the city. On April 24 and 25, participating radio stations will be visiting streets, alleys and parks, meeting with members of the community or groups who are pitching in to clean up certain areas of the city. Team up with your neighbours or friends and be part of this spring clean-up event. There are prizes to be won and fun to be had.”

To participate, visit: operationmontreal.net .

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The Christmas tree pickup in the Sud-Ouest arrondissement will be on Wednesday January 13th and Wednesday January 20th.  Make sure you take off all of the decorations and tinsel before you put the tree on the curb.

The Christmas tree pickup service is available to most Montrealers.   To verify the dates and times the tree pickup, consult your arrondissement website.

Version française, cité sur le site de l’arrondissement Le Sud-Ouest:

Votre arbre de Noël a … droit à une seconde vie. On le transforme en copeaux pour le jardinage. Avant de le mettre à la rue, prenez bien soin de le débarrasser de ses décorations et de son emballage. Les collectes se feront les mercredis 13 et 20 janvier 2010.


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The Sud-Ouest borough has a garden waste pickup service on Wednesdays this autumn.

Put your garden waste into large paper bags (available at hardware stores), cardboard boxes, or rigid garbage containers. Waste in plastic bags will not be picked up.

Acceptable garden waste includes : leaves, twigs, grass cuttings, and small branches less than 1 metre in length and 5 cm in diameter .

DO NOT INCLUDE:  table scraps, soil, excrement, stones, roots, branches over 5 cm in diameter.

Garden Waste Pickup Dates:

  • Wednesday September 30th, 2009
  • Wednesday October 7th, 2009
  • Wednesday October 14th, 2009
  • Wednesday October 21st, 2009
  • Wednesday October 28th, 2009
  • Wednesday November 4th, 2009
  • Wednesday November 11th, 2009

Garden waste pickup is available in other boroughs/arrondissements in the City of Montreal. To find out the schedule for your area go to: INFO-COLLECTES (English).

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The Sud-Ouest Arrondissement will be distributing free flowers and other plants on May 23rd. The flowers and plants are distributed on a first-come first-served basis.  Last year I was fortunate enough to pick up a shrub, which is thriving in my garden. In past years there has been free compost and top soil available too.

Don’t forget to bring proof that you live in the Arrondiseement (ie. bill statement). This annual event is a great way to meet your neighbours especially if you are new to the area.

When: Saturday May 23rd, 2009. Starting at 9 AM.

Saint-Henri :
Square Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier,
Corner of Ste-Emilie and Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier, Map.

Petite Bourgogne :
Coalition de la Petite-Bourgogne,
741, rue des Seigneurs. Map.

Pointe-Saint-Charles :
Centre Saint-Charles,
1055, rue Hibernia. Map.

Ville Émard
Parc Clifford
Corner of Hadley and Clifford. Map.

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What is Jane’s Walk?

Jane’s Walk is a series of free neighbourhood walking tours that helps put people in touch with their environment and with each other, by bridging social and geographic gaps and creating a space for cities to discover themselves.  There are several walking tours in Montreal this weekend, including three in the Sud-Ouest.

Tour 1: Petite-Bourgogne: Verte Bourgougne/Green Burgundy.

Stroll to neighbouring private, civic and community gardens and meeting with their instigators. Tour is in French and English.

  • Tour Guide: Jacques Charette.
  • Date/Time/Place: Saturday, May 2, 2009. 11:00am. Meet at Metro Georges-Vanier.
  • Duration:Walk: 1:30 hrs, approx. 1.5 km.
  • Reserve your place online!

Tour 2:Pointe-St-Charles : Un lieu comme il n’y en a pas deux

Nous suivrons le canal de Lachine un moment pour voir la diversité des impressionnants immeubles de la période industrielle qui le bordent.  Nous visiterons ensuite la rue du Centre, artère principale, qui se remet doucement de la fermeture des industries qui a provoqué l’exode des 2/3 de la population à l’ouverture de la voie navigable du Saint-Laurent.

  • Tour Guides: Luc Latraverse, Phillip Seebold, Nathacha Alexandroff
  • Date/Time/Place: Saturday, May 2, 2009. 1:00pm. Meet at Charlevoix Metro Station.
  • Duration:Walk: 2 hrs.
  • Reserve in advance online.
Tour 3:  Pointe-St-Charles: Les ateliers du CN, un nouveau souffle

Un jour, un homme a dit : « c’est ici » et l’on construisit un pont. Puis il fallut construire des trains, cela se fit de père en fils pour le Grand Trunc, puis le CN.  Nous verrons ce petit bijou bien caché qu’est la Maison Saint-Gabriel. Enfin, nous nous jetterons un œil sur ces ateliers géants qui ont nourri bien des familles et le futur de ce petit bout du monde.

  • Tour Guides: Luc Latraverse, Phillip Seebold, Nathacha Alexandroff
  • Date/Time/Place: Sunday, May 3, 2009. 1:00pm. Meet at Charlevoix.
  • Duration:Walk: 2 hrs, approx. 2 km
  • Reserve in advance online.

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