Verdun Borough Meeting Last Night

May 4, 2016

Last night, borough councillors in Verdun met to make decisions for many of Verdun’s upcoming summer projects, including the Verdun family markets that our coop, Cooperative Abondance Urbain Solidaire, will be organizing this summer. (Thank you Verdun.)

Councillors also approved plans for a new French school in Crawford Park and the conversion of a commercial building on Bannantyne into a residential building. Resident consultations about both of those projects will take place on May 31. I’ll be reporting further in the Suburban just prior to that meeting.

The grocery store and condo building project at Bannantyne and Godin was pulled for the moment so that the promoter can make some of the changes requested by the community at the consultation about that project.

The new skate park will be inaugurated twice this year, once with an Empire demonstration on May 22 and then again by the borough on May 27.

Verdun’s big buy local fair takes place in the Auditorium on May 13 and 14. I’ll be reporting on that in the Suburban next week. Verdun also has its own singing contest underway.

Thanks to the Webtv coop, you can watch Verdun’s May 4 meeting online:

Events Next Week

Also next week—The Symphony Orchestra of Montreal plays at Notre Dame de Sept Douleurs on May 11. Tickets are $60 or $40 for youth.

There’s a conference in French about “La Bolduc” Quebec’s famous singer on Tuesday, May 10 at the Library at 7 p.m. Entrance is free.

Note: These events all appear on my Verdun Google calendar, which is public.

Verdun in the News

Stories by other reporters that I noticed this week include:

Teacher and recreation supervisor accused of pedophile

Verdun suspends an employee

Five year old hit by a brick

Verdun launches new media campaign to combat litter: Global and CTV covered this.


REV foodbank still looking for permanent location I also did a story about this.


Coroner says construction worker death could have been avoided

Jane’s Walks also celebrate their centenary this weekend. There are tons of walks happening in Montreal, including one in Lachine East on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. (735 rue Notre-Dame at the corner of 7th Avenue au Regroupement de Lachine), one on the St. Jacques Escarpment (Falaise) Saturday morning (cyclists depart from Metro Angrignon at 10 while hikers depart from Vendome Metro or they can meet at the corner of Madison/St-Jacques at 11 a.m.) and two in Verdun (the Friday evening waterfront walk by Marie-Andrée Mauger is full, but the 10:30 a.m. Saturday walk through the Nun’s Island Forest by Nina Gould still has space.)

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